Synod Emissions

The Synod Emission Reduction Task Group comprises some members of the Synod Leadership team, and others, focusing on emissions reductions in all parts of the church apart from congregations and individual members.

At the moment we are prioritising areas of work, starting with a close examination of our vehicle fleet, followed by our stationary energy use.  Once we start reporting updates will appear here.  In the meantime we will add some stories from work already done by various agencies.

Fossil Fuel Divestment

(banner background by Lachlan on Unsplash) In April 2013, a decision was passed by consensus by the Uniting Church Synod of NSW and the ACT in April 2013 to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy.  Resolution text: That the Synod: (i) note        ...

No land sale for coal expansion

Having already divested from the fossil fuel industry, in  2019 the church went further and refused to sell land which was being pursued to make way for a new coal fired power station in the Hunter. Read the story in the local media.  

Uniting’s Emission Reductions

All organisations have a responsibility to use naturalresources wisely, reduce waste and protect the environment. Uniting is working with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to roll out solar energy, reduce food waste and solve tricky challenges like how to...