Our new task groups
Our 2019 UCA NSW/ACT Synod meeting agreed to develop a Synod-wide Climate Action Strategy to reduce carbon emissions across all councils and agencies of the Church and to advocate to Federal, State and local governments to take decisive steps to reduce our emissions nationally.
Five task groups have been established to advance this work (See right and click for to find out how to join, or for more information and resources from the task groups)
All meetings can be attended in person or via Zoom (online).
Alternatively, the groups are:
This task group will pursue advocacy opportunities for the church, initially focussing on empowering congregations to lobby their local councils to commence or strengthen their committment to the Cities Power Partnership Program.
Next planned meeting: Monday 17th of Feb 10:30am – 12:30pm
The NSW.ACT Synod is comitted to supporting your people’s climate action, including the School Strikes. This task group focuses on mobilising the church to attend mass actions, and buildin gnetworks with other organisations of good will.
A special task group made up of leaders within the various agencies and boards of the Synod oversees the emissions of all of the institutional expressions of the church, and will report regulary to the wider church on progress.
Next planned meeting: Thursday 5th of March, 7pm – 9pm
This task group helps congregations and their members reduce emissions and engage in other work to reduce their impact on the rest of God’s Creation.
Next planned meeting: Tuesday 12th of Feb, 4pm – 5:30pm
“With more knowledge comes more sorrow.” Those who open themselves to the truth of climate change confront a range of difficult emotions. The recent bushfires have increased this for many. This task group resources the church to tackle “climate anxiety” and offer care to its members and others in the community.