Represented by Peter Moore, Chair
How does your organisation address climate change?
Angligreen was officially established as the environmental group for the Anglican Church Southern Queensland in June 2007 to provide support to parishes in fulfilling relevant Worldwide Anglican Communion’s Mark of Mission, “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the Earth”. By offering parishes and agencies support our hope was that parishes could find some small thing that could be a source of life and growth for their community and that the actions they chose would draw on the interests, strengths, or particular skills of the people in their community and be fulfilling for them. Angligreen continues to work purposefully to provide resources to ensure that the theology of creation is at the forefront of ministries in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland. We work ecumenically and with multi-faith groups including:
- Queensland Churches Environmental Network
- Australian Religious Response to Climate Change
- Queensland Australian Religious Response to Climate Change
- Anglican Communion Environmental Network
What is your organisation doing to create a better future?
We are active in #Faiths4ClimateJustice GreenFaith International pressure on leaders preparing for COP26 November 2021. Encouraging faith communities to participate in Days of Action at their places of worship and to pressure government leaders and industries to reduce their emissions in line with keeping global temperature below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. We encourage participation in workshops by ARRCC and others to encourage reducing personal emissions and impacts on the environment through personal choices in the area of energy use, transport, investments (directly and indirectly through banking & insurance), food and consumer goods, ethical consumerism.
We are currently working to influence the Anglican Church Southern Queensland to set an emissions target of zero emissions by 2040. We have already influenced it in divesting from fossil fuel industries. We are organising actions in the lead-up to COP26 and joining with and supporting others such as the Student movement and Stop Adani.