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Anglicans have long been concerned with environmental issues. The Anglican Communion states  that the fifth mark of mission is ‘ to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth’.

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Environmental Network (ACSA-EN) aims to support churches and Dioceses to fulfil God’s call to be Earthkeepers and to care for Creation.

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Diocese of Grahamstown commits to care for creation

Diocese of Grahamstown commits to care for creation

The Diocese of Grahamstown agreed and passed a resolution on their 67th Synod to  make a priority of care for creation . This Diocese, believes that God’s creation...

 
Earth Festival 4th June 2016 : All Saints Belhar

Earth Festival 4th June 2016 : All Saints Belhar

World Environmental Day Celebrations took place in various locations across the globe on the 4/5th of June 2016, and we couldn’t miss that by chance. Green Anglicans...

 
ST STEPHENS IS A GREEN CHURCH! Diocese of Port Elizabeth

ST STEPHENS IS A GREEN CHURCH! Diocese of Port Elizabeth

A cheerful group of Servers & AYF (Anglican Youth Fellowship) from St Stephens Church in New Brighton Port Elizabeth , dared the cold weather on Friday, 3 June,...

 
GREEN IS A SOLUTION, MAKE IT A RESOLUTION- Diocese of Umzimvubu

GREEN IS A SOLUTION, MAKE IT A RESOLUTION- Diocese of Umzimvubu

The Diocese of Umzimvubu, Clydesdale Archdeaconry, Christ the King Parish celebrated their Environment Day in an event full of activities but what was most special...

 
GROWING GREEN EVANGELISTS!

GROWING GREEN EVANGELISTS!

Diocesan Coordinators met with key ‘movers and shakers’ from the Diocese of Lesotho and the Diocese of Free State at the beautiful Diocesan Centre of St Augustines. The...

 
World Environment Day: June 5

World Environment Day: June 5

World Environment Day is a global day set aside to grow and encourage global awareness and action on care for creation.  In Genesis 15:2 God gave us a mandate to...

 
Nuclear will cost the Earth

Nuclear will cost the Earth

          We have an electricity crisis. One out of every four families in South Africa do not have access to electricity. Children cannot...

 
Message from the New Anglican Communion Environmental Network Chairperson: Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya

Message from the New Anglican Communion Environmental Network Chairperson: Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya

Bishop  of Swaziland Ellinah Wamukoya is the first Anglican Women Bishop in Africa.  She was appointed  as the Chairperson of the Anglican Communion Environmental...

 
Meet Mel: Environmental Lay Canon for the Diocese of Port Elizabeth

Meet Mel: Environmental Lay Canon for the Diocese of Port Elizabeth

She could be the youngest Canon in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and she is joining the environmental ministry in the Diocese of Port Elizabeth. Canon...

 
When Purple goes green

When Purple goes green

WHEN PURPLE GOES GREEN In growing the Green Movement in the Anglican Church, when Bishops become involved in a hands-on way , it is inspiring to their followers. Bishop...

 
World Environmental Day 2016: Wild for Life

World Environmental Day 2016: Wild for Life

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CLERGY HEAR THE CALL OF THE FIFTH MARK OF MISSION

CLERGY HEAR THE CALL OF THE FIFTH MARK OF MISSION

A vibrant clergy conference was held at St Bede’s Mthatha on the 2nd of May. Almost one hundred people, over 80 clergy gathered to discuss the Mission to care...

 
THE SPIRIT OF GREEN ANGLICANS IS TAKING ROOT IN MALAWI!

THE SPIRIT OF GREEN ANGLICANS IS TAKING ROOT IN MALAWI!

Following the Lusaka Young Green Anglicans conference, the delegates moved into action fast! They called a National Meeting whereby all Diocesan Youth Chaplains...

 
GOING GREEN IN GRAHAMSTOWN!

GOING GREEN IN GRAHAMSTOWN!

Forty five members of the three Dioceses of Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and Khahlamba Diocese met for an Environmental Conference held at the College of the Transfiguration...

 
CELEBRATING EARTH DAY

CELEBRATING EARTH DAY

45 young people from different churches around Capetown celebrated Earth Day by hiking on the Beautiful Lions head. We started the hike with a reading from Psalm...

 
Green Anglicans blessed by Archbishop of Central

Green Anglicans blessed by Archbishop of Central

Young Green Anglicans from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimb abwe wereblessed by Archbishop Chama, (Archbishop...

 

The Archbishop of Canterbury gives his Presidential address at ACC 16

The Archbishop of Canterbury gives his Presidential address at ACC 16. He highlights Climate change and interreligious violence as the two biggest challenges of...

 

Young Green Anglicans and the Archbishop of Canterbury

 
Praising God  at Victoria Falls!

Praising God at Victoria Falls!

Praising God for His marvellous Creation at Victoria Falls! Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me. Psalm...

 
ACC 16 Opening Service

ACC 16 Opening Service

A wonderful opening Eucharist at ACC in Lusaka, Zambia with the Archbishop of Canterbury preaching.”The higher the tree grows, the more likely that it will...

 
IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR, GO TOGETHER

IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR, GO TOGETHER

At the final day of the Lusaka Green Anglicans Conference, the young people , gathered from nine Southern African Countries have begun to form a network for change. Naomi...

 
The Archbishop of Canterbury is going Green!

The Archbishop of Canterbury is going Green!

The Archbishop of Canterbury visited the Green Anglicans conference in Lusaka for over two hours this afternoon. The Young People made presentations on the Environmental...

 
BUILDING YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE ON FIRE FOR GOD AND WHO HONOUR CREATION

BUILDING YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE ON FIRE FOR GOD AND WHO HONOUR CREATION

Day Two : Lusaka Green Anglicans Conference. We began to look at our response to the environmental challenges we face. Advocacy is the method by which we challenge...

 
Green Anglicans Youth Conference started

Green Anglicans Youth Conference started

The Green Anglicans conference in Lusaka started today. We enjoyed a vibrant Eucharist service with a sermon by Canon John Kafwanka from the Anglican Communion...

 
Green Anglicans ya Pitori

Green Anglicans ya Pitori

The Green Anglican event was held at All Saints Anglican Church- Ledig in Rustenburg on the 30th of April 2016. The main purpose of this event was to celebrate...

 
International Youth Discipleship and climate change conference : Zambia 2016

International Youth Discipleship and climate change conference : Zambia 2016

  The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Environmental Network (Green Anglicans) together with the Anglican Province of Central Africa, will host 75 young...

 
Going Green in the Western Cape

Going Green in the Western Cape

Going Green in the Western Cape The Environmental Coordinators of the western Cape Dioceses – Capetown, Saldanha Bay and False bay, together with key youth leaders...

 
St Cyprians School celebrates the Water of Life

St Cyprians School celebrates the Water of Life

  St Cyprians Anglican School in Capetown had water as their theme for Lent this year. Lent started off with an Ash Wednesday service led by Rev Rachel Mash....

 
Bishop Ellinah Speaks out on Climate Change and the Church

Bishop Ellinah Speaks out on Climate Change and the Church

Bishop Ellinah  on Climate Change Climate change and the church Care of creation and justice should be at the centre of work for the Church on climate change. ...

 
Celebrating Earthkeepers day

Celebrating Earthkeepers day

Bishop Geoff Davies, our Green Bishop, and Kate Davies led a service in the Kalk Bay Mountains in Cape Town on the Saturday of the Earth Keeper Day weekend. Kate...

 
Clean up in Maputo

Clean up in Maputo

The Anglican Youth of Saint Parpetua de Mavalane had a Clean up day and collection of waste as part of the Active Citizenship Campaign launched by Anglican Youth...

 
Manzini Parish plants trees : Diocese of Swaziland

Manzini Parish plants trees : Diocese of Swaziland

The 2nd of March 2016 was a historic day in Manzini Parish, Mathanda when members of the church decided to have a short service under the marula tree which is one...

 
Ash Wednesday Climate Justice Forum: Anglican Church of Australia

Ash Wednesday Climate Justice Forum: Anglican Church of Australia

  Anglican Alliance and the Anglican Board of Mission Australia held a Young Anglican Forum which form part of ‘Life in Abundance” – An Anglican Conference...

 
GOING GREEN IN THE EASTERN CAPE

GOING GREEN IN THE EASTERN CAPE

Green Anglicans has been quite busy in the Eastern Cape, making presentations to youth conferences in most of the Eastern Cape Dioceses. Now it is time to look...

 

20th February:  Share a vegetarian meal between friends

One of the ways to lessen your footprint on the earth is to include more Vegetarian or vegan food in your diet. If you aren’t used to cooking vegetarian food,...

 
Earth Keeper Day/Green Valentine : Diocese of Swaziland

Earth Keeper Day/Green Valentine : Diocese of Swaziland

The Anglican youth of Hlathikhulu Parish in the Diocese of Swaziland had a Green Valentine weekend. They arrived Friday 12, 2016 at St Mary’s where they held a...

 
Mothers Union Ban Styrofoam

Mothers Union Ban Styrofoam

MOTHERS UNION BAN STYROFOAM! The Mothers Union Provincial Council held their historic 50th Council meeting in Maseru, Lesotho from the 9th to the 13th of December ...

 
ARE YOU PREPARED TO SAVE THE EARTH?

ARE YOU PREPARED TO SAVE THE EARTH?

ARE YOU PREPARED TO SAVE THE EARTH??   Christ the Mediatior Parish in Portlands, Mitchells Plain was abuzz on Sunday morning! The Church was having Back to...

 
MOBILIZING YOUR DIOCESE

MOBILIZING YOUR DIOCESE

MOBILISING YOUR DIOCESE                       The Environmental Coordinators together with key young Environmentalists...

 
Eucharist in the Wetlands

Eucharist in the Wetlands

EUCHARIST IN THE WETLANDS In celebration of World Wetlands day, a group of intrepid worshippers joined Fr Bob Commin in a “walking” Eucharist through the wetlands...

 
LEAVE  ONLY YOUR FOOTPRINTS

LEAVE ONLY YOUR FOOTPRINTS

LEAVE ONLY YOUR FOOTPRINTS   Forty four youth (and recycled youth!) joined the first Green Anglicans hike of the year. It is always great to start the year...

 
A Carbon fast for Lent

A Carbon fast for Lent

What is a carbon fast for Lent? For Anglicans, Catholics and many others, Lent is the time when we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, facing...

 
Green Anglicans Newsletter

Green Anglicans Newsletter

December 2015

 
Diocese of Free State AYM at Golden Gate

Diocese of Free State AYM at Golden Gate

The Anglican Youth Ministries in the Diocese of Free State had an AYM Camp , which took place from the 1 till 4 December 2015 at Golden Gate Wilgenhof Environmental...

 
Green Valentines for the Diocese of Swaziland

Green Valentines for the Diocese of Swaziland

The Diocese of Swaziland is putting a twist to this year’s Valentine’s Day. Working with Hlathikhulu Parish located in the far south of the Diocese they have...

 
Young Green Anglicans, Diocese of Pretoria

Young Green Anglicans, Diocese of Pretoria

  The young people of the diocese of Pretoria met at St James Soshanguvhe for an environmental day. Starting with a clean-up, the young people went around...

 
A Green Christmas for Gogo Daizy in Swaziland

A Green Christmas for Gogo Daizy in Swaziland

A Green Christmas for Gogo Daisy in Swaziland   As the members of Bolomehluko a Social development focussed group, we decided to spend our Christmas day with...

 
Diocese of Swaziland  – Young Green Anglicans

Diocese of Swaziland – Young Green Anglicans

The Young people of the Diocese of Swaziland held a four day conference as other Dioceses used to do previously. Beginning on the 10th of December 2015 the Diocesan...

 
The Lesotho Anglican Youth Federation (LAYF) is going greeeeen!

The Lesotho Anglican Youth Federation (LAYF) is going greeeeen!

LESOTHO DIOCESAN YOUTH LAYF GOING GREEEEEEN! The Diocesan Youth of Lesotho gathered in Quting for their annual Youth Conference. A large and very vibrant group of ...

 
Mothers Union – What kind of world do we want to leave our children?

Mothers Union – What kind of world do we want to leave our children?

MOTHERS UNION –  “WHAT KIND OF WORLD DO WE WANT TO LEAVE FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN?” A vibrant conference was held of the Provincial Mothers Union of the...

 
Queenstown going Green!

Queenstown going Green!

 Green Anglican Day Workshop  – Diocese of Khahlamba Bonginkosi White, Green Anglicans Coordinator for the Diocese of Mthatha visited the Diocese of Khahlamba...

 
St Agnes and St Mary’s Diocese of Johannesburg

St Agnes and St Mary’s Diocese of Johannesburg

The Diocese of Johannesburg St Mary and St Agnes Guild hosted their annual Conference from the 27th-29th November 2015. The conference was held at St Barnabas College...

 
Diocese of Natal Environment workshop

Diocese of Natal Environment workshop

          The Diocese of Natal’s annual environment workshop which takes place during the first week of November took place on 7 November. ...

 
The Anglican Students Federation Chaplaincy conference

The Anglican Students Federation Chaplaincy conference

The Anglican Students Federation hosted their annual chaplaincy conference in Benoni, Gauteng. With “Obedience to God commands” as the theme for the conference,...

 
Green Care for Creation Fair

Green Care for Creation Fair

Christchurch, Kenilworth in Cape Town was the scene of  great activity  and creativity over the last weekend of October. On the Friday evening a wonderful variety...

 
Following in the footsteps of God  – the first Gardener

Following in the footsteps of God – the first Gardener

  Several Churches have taken up the challenge of starting gardens on Church land. St Michaels in Harare has a vegetable garden running at St Michaels School...

 
Religious leaders must read their Scriptures – Dr Kumi Naidoo, International Director Greenpeace

Religious leaders must read their Scriptures – Dr Kumi Naidoo, International Director Greenpeace

  Dr Kumi Naidoo addressed faith leaders and interested citizens at a workshop in Cape Town on the topic : preparing ourselves for the 22nd Century “We...

 
Archdeaconry of Bellville has committed to the Environmental ministry

Archdeaconry of Bellville has committed to the Environmental ministry

On the 17th October 2015 the archdeaconry of Bellville hosted environmental workshop at St Faith parish in Epping. It was opened and inspired by vibrant, green...

 
WOMEN NURTURING MOTHER EARTH

WOMEN NURTURING MOTHER EARTH

WOMEN NURTURING MOTHER EARTH FOR GENERATIONS TO COME The Anglican Women’s Fellowship of Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Phillipi, Nyanga East, Langa & Mfuleni, gathered...

 
The Archdeaconry of Holy Cross, Mzimvubu looks at the “Importance of our environment”

The Archdeaconry of Holy Cross, Mzimvubu looks at the “Importance of our environment”

Throughout the conference, the 12th of September 2015 focused on the environmental talks as Christians, which green Anglicans were invited to host this program....

 
AYSA DIOCESE OF UMZIMVUBU CONFERENCE

AYSA DIOCESE OF UMZIMVUBU CONFERENCE

The Anglican Youth of the Diocese of Mzimvubu had their annual conference  at KwaMzizi, All Saints Parish,  on the 2-4 October 2015. The theme for the conference was...

 
Diocese of K&K Youth ACTing on environmental issues

Diocese of K&K Youth ACTing on environmental issues

Transforming the Diocese’s that care’s for all into Diocese that care’s for God’s creation Guided by the fifth Mark of mission members of the Anglican...

 
DYG Grahamstown CONFERENCE – Growing Environmental Ministry

DYG Grahamstown CONFERENCE – Growing Environmental Ministry

The diocese of Grahamstown Youth Guild hosted their Bi-annual conference on the 03-05 October 2015. The conference was held in St Augustine’s Parish  situated...

 
Young Green Anglicans of Namibia

Young Green Anglicans of Namibia

  The Anglican youth southern region of the diocese of Namibia held their annual conference on the 2nd -4th of October 2015 in Luderitz.  Arriving early morning...

 
The Bishop of Saldanha Bay challenges the rampant and callous exploitation of the world

The Bishop of Saldanha Bay challenges the rampant and callous exploitation of the world

At the Diocesan Synod of the Diocese of Saldanha Bay, Bishop Raphael Hess address the challenge of exploitation of the Earth’s natural resources. “We certainly...

 
Diocese of Capetown commits to Stewardship of our Waste!

Diocese of Capetown commits to Stewardship of our Waste!

The Diocese of Capetown launched their stewardship campaign at St Georges Cathedral on St Francis Day. Often we think in terms of stewardship campaigns as focussing...

 
St Francis – A young man on a mission

St Francis – A young man on a mission

A group of intrepid youth (with some “recycled youth”) braved a chilly wet St Francis Day to climb Echo Valley above False Bay coast, to celebrate St...

 
Protecting our Environmental Heritage

Protecting our Environmental Heritage

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL HERITAGE – IN ST BERNARD MIZEKI (PAARL) On the 24th of September the Youth from St Bernard Mizeki changed what is usually a  heritage...

 
AYF Diocese of Port Elizabeth

AYF Diocese of Port Elizabeth

The Anglican Youth Fellowship of the Diocese of Port Elizabeth held their annual diocesan conference on the 18th – 19th of September 2015. Structured to suit the...

 
St Cyprians School- “we are the generation to make a difference”

St Cyprians School- “we are the generation to make a difference”

ST CYPRIANS SCHOOL – WE WANT TO BE THE GENERATION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE   “We want to be the generation to make a difference”. That’s what 10 year Tia Cartoulis...

 
Church Under the Trees at St James, Ladybrand

Church Under the Trees at St James, Ladybrand

Church Under The Tree (CUT)  St James Church in Ladybrand has started an outreach ministry for car guards in the town. This grew out of a weekly fellowship group...

 
Launching Season of Creation

Launching Season of Creation

Launch of Season of Creation at Christ the Mediator – Westridge Church of the Mediator launched their Season of Creation with a beautiful service on Stewardship....

 
Diocese of George AYF commits to Environmental Ministry

Diocese of George AYF commits to Environmental Ministry

The Anglican Youth Fellowship from the Diocese of George held their annual youth conference KwaNonqaba, Mossell Bay on the 11-13 of September 2015. With an awareness...

 
Diocese of Saldanha Bay commits to hearing the cry of the Earth

Diocese of Saldanha Bay commits to hearing the cry of the Earth

    At their recent Synod, the Diocese of Saldanha Bay passed the following environmental resolution. WHEREAS our Planet Earth has in recent decades suffered...

 
AYM CAMP DIOCESE OF FALSE BAY

AYM CAMP DIOCESE OF FALSE BAY

The Diocese of False Bay Anglican Youth Ministry (AYM) opened the youth month with a very vibrant and fruitful camp. Green Anglicans was part of the camp which...

 
Pride of Table Mountain : Khayelitsha Sunday School hike Table Mountain

Pride of Table Mountain : Khayelitsha Sunday School hike Table Mountain

On Saturday the 29 of August 2015, forty one Sunday School children from the Diocese of False Bay churches’ St Peter’s Khayelitsha, St Michael Harare, and...

 
Green Talent Show Winner’s : Inter-diocesan Green Carnival

Green Talent Show Winner’s : Inter-diocesan Green Carnival

  The Anglican Interdiocesan Carnival that was held in St Aiden’s included talent completion. On that day there were quite a few performances, even though...

 
Mandela Day, 67 minutes clean-up in Nyanga

Mandela Day, 67 minutes clean-up in Nyanga

            On a very cold Saturday morning, on Madiba’s birthday (18 July 2015), Archbishop Thabo Makgoba partnering with Holy...

 
Web of life,  Huh? Diocese of Johannesburg Clergy figure it out

Web of life, Huh? Diocese of Johannesburg Clergy figure it out

Bishop Steve Moreo of the Diocese of Johannesburg hosted a clergy day on the 4th of August 2015. One of the main subjects for the day was to enlighten all the diocesan...

 
Let there be stuff youth weekend

Let there be stuff youth weekend

The Johannesburg Anglican Environmental Initiative (JAEI) with the Green Anglican’s are hosting an environmental camp for young Green Anglican leaders across the...

 
G/BFS Diocese of Mbashe brighten the rural

G/BFS Diocese of Mbashe brighten the rural

The Diocese of Mbashe held their annual Girls Bafana Friends Society (G/BFS) conference at St Marks Collegiate, Cofimvaba. The weekend conference had a tight program...

 

Youth Material

Youth Materials World Environment Day 2015

 
GOING GREEN IN NAMAQUALAND

GOING GREEN IN NAMAQUALAND

FROM MAINTENANCE TO MISSION   As the parish family of St. Augustine’s – Okiep, we are very grateful for the wonderful, inspired and creative workshop...

 
PROUD GREEN ANGLICANS IN UKHAHLAMBA

PROUD GREEN ANGLICANS IN UKHAHLAMBA

              Anglican Youth Gather in Sada for 2nd bio Conference of Ukhahlamba   The Diocesan Youth Guild of Khahlamba Diocese...

 
How lovely on the mountain are the feet of those who bring good news

How lovely on the mountain are the feet of those who bring good news

How beautiful on the Mountain are the feet of those bringing good news!   Young Green Anglicans climbed to the very top of Table Mountain. It was a hard walk up...

 
Siyakhana Children’s Home – Diocese of Mbashe

Siyakhana Children’s Home – Diocese of Mbashe

Green Anglicans  was in the Diocese of Mbashe in Eastern Cape from the 4th  -6th of June for a Young Green Anglicans Summit. We had arranged time to visit Siyakhana...

 
SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKSHOP DIOCESE OF FREE STATE

SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKSHOP DIOCESE OF FREE STATE

  The Youth workers of the Diocese of the Free State, Bino Makhalenyane and Thapelo Mabule organized a wonderful workshop for the Sunday School teachers and...

 
Young Green Anglicans clean up the beach in Maputo, Mozambique

Young Green Anglicans clean up the beach in Maputo, Mozambique

“Cleaning the city, is renewing the environment” In the context of defining new prospects for evangelization and world environment day celebration, the Anglican...

 
THE YOUNG HIPPOS OF ST AUGUSTINE’S

THE YOUNG HIPPOS OF ST AUGUSTINE’S

It was May the 22nd when the Sunday school bible class of St Augustine’s of Hippo from Lotus River went on a camp. The camp was Organised by Green Anglicans with...

 
The Clergy of the Diocese of Cape Town decide to pray and fast for the climate

The Clergy of the Diocese of Cape Town decide to pray and fast for the climate

Day of Fasting and Prayer for the Climate   At their recent Bishop’s forum the clergy of the Diocese unanimously agreed to put aside the first day of each month...

 
YOUNG GREEN ANGLICANS OF SALDANHA BAY

YOUNG GREEN ANGLICANS OF SALDANHA BAY

Rev Makhosini conducted a workshop and retreat for young people in the Diocese of Saldanha Bay. He shared life skills with the young people from a theme from the...

 
Mbashe AYF Launches Environmental Project& Youth  Summit

Mbashe AYF Launches Environmental Project& Youth Summit

From left: Ncumisa Magadla (Green Anglicans) , Nosiphe Mgayi (President of AYF Mbashe) Rev Fikizolo ( Dean of Mbashe) On World Environment Day, 5th of June 2015 ...

 

Young Green Anglicans Newsletter

We are proud to share with you our latest Newsletter focussing on the work of young people in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.youth 2015

 
INTERDIOCESAN GREEN CARNIVAL

INTERDIOCESAN GREEN CARNIVAL

INTERDIOCESAN GREEN CARNIVAL The three Dioceses of the Western Cape held their first ever Green Carnival to celebrate World Environment Day on the  5th of June....

 
Diocese of Lebombo- Sunday School children caring for Creation!

Diocese of Lebombo- Sunday School children caring for Creation!

DIOCESE OF LEBOMBO – SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN LEARNING TO CARE FOR CREATION   Diocese of Lebombo, Mozambique: Sunday School Teacher are engaged in teaching...

 
Youth Materials for World Environment Day

Youth Materials for World Environment Day

  We would like to share with you some materials for World Environment Day. You might like to use them on Sun 7th of June or for your youth service later in...

 
Caring for Creation at Confirmation Camp

Caring for Creation at Confirmation Camp

The Confirmation candidates of two of South Africa’s best known Anglican schools – Bishops and St Cyprians gathered at Mizpah centre for their confirmation retreat....

 
The College of the Transfiguration is going Green!

The College of the Transfiguration is going Green!

The College of the Transfiguration is the only provincial residential college of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Under the leadership of the new rector Revd...

 
Namibia – “Hope and optimism in spite of present drought”

Namibia – “Hope and optimism in spite of present drought”

    The Namibian Diocesan Environmental Conference took place at convent of the Holy Family at Onekwaya, about as far to the north of Namibia as you can...

 
Western Cape Regional Anglicans Ablaze

Western Cape Regional Anglicans Ablaze

Green Anglicans was invited to the Western Cape Anglicans Ablaze on the 02 May 2015 to enlighten people about environmental challenges facing Western Cape  as...

 
Diocese with a Green difference

Diocese with a Green difference

They refer to the Diocese as the diocese with a difference and we indeed saw them striving for change. The Anglican Diocese of Mthatha held their first environmental...

 
Beating the drum for climate justice

Beating the drum for climate justice

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba On this Good Friday, we reflect on the meaning of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. Our view of salvation has often focused on our individual...

 
Earth Hour Celebrations at All Saints

Earth Hour Celebrations at All Saints

The Green Saints an environmental group from All Saints Landsowne celebrated Earth Hour on the 28th of March.  The evening service had a great turn out with visitors...

 
St John’s Walmer, Port Elizabeth held an e-waste collection

St John’s Walmer, Port Elizabeth held an e-waste collection

Tim, Salman, Tony , Julius St John’s Walmer in the Diocese of Port Elizabeth held their first parish E- waste collection on the 21 of March 2015.  Tim Douglas-Jones...

 
Earth Hour Day!

Earth Hour Day!

Earth Hour started in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change. We have grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. Earth...

 
The Day the Hippos came to Church

The Day the Hippos came to Church

A group of us gathered in His name on the morning of Saturday, 7th March, at Rondevlei Nature Reserve.  This was Vlei Church – an opportunity for “a meditative...

 
Free State Diocesan Sunday School plants a tree

Free State Diocesan Sunday School plants a tree

The Sunday school President planting the tree in front of the Free State Diocesan Sunday School teachers President Muso Sebuse   Planting trees in your neighbourhood...

 
River Church : hearing the voice of God in Creation

River Church : hearing the voice of God in Creation

“The River of God is full of water” Psalm 65:90 Thirty people joined the Diocesan Environmental Group for a meditative walk with Jesus along the Upper Liesbeek...

 
Thursday March 26

Thursday March 26

Check your flush: Fill a two litre bottle with water and put it in your toilet tank, count how many times your family flushes and figure your savings! “You...

 
Wednesday March 25

Wednesday March 25

Pick up the trash along the beach or water way nearby. Leave your footprints, take other people’s junk away. “Or who enclosed the sea with doors When,...

 
Tuesday March 24

Tuesday March 24

Don’t go with the flow. Do not keep taps running when brushing teeth, washing dishes or cleaning your car “I will make rivers flow on barren heights,...

 
Monday March 23

Monday March 23

No Meat Monday How old is your hot water heater? Insulate your hot water tank, energy efficient tanks should stay at a temp of 60⁰C “The one to be cleansed...

 
Friday March 20

Friday March 20

Smart Fish Friday Give back by planting a tree, and educate yourself on invasive species in your area “On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing...

 
Thursday March 19

Thursday March 19

Bring your green ideas to the office, use ceramic coffee cups, recycled envelopes and get your coworkers to join in. “Whatever you do, work at it with all...

 
Wednesday March 18

Wednesday March 18

When giving gifts, consider subscriptions or memberships to eco organizations and always give environmentally friendly products “The Lord God took humans...

 
Tuesday March 17

Tuesday March 17

Keep your lawn mower blades sharp, use compost for fertilizer and to lower waste and remember longer grass will keep more moisture “The grass withers and...

 
Monday March 16

Monday March 16

Meat Free Monday Use non-toxic products, like natural fibres and home remedy cleaners Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean. Wash me, and I shall be whiter...

 
Saturday March 14

Saturday March 14

Shop second hand. Save money on the products you buy, and save the transport and production costs. Great for items quickly outgrown!  “The traders of the...

 
Friday March 13

Friday March 13

Smart Fish Friday Arrange a swapping party. Exchange clothes, DVDs, CDs, jewelry and bags so everyone gets something new without an extra trip. “Do not store...

 
Thursday March 12

Thursday March 12

Lend ladders, mowers, share shopping trips and trade things in your community to reduce unnecessary purchasing. “Give to him who asks of you, and do not...

 
Wednesday March 11

Wednesday March 11

Precycle! Be aware of packaging, buy glass which can be easily recycled, and avoid excess packaging and keep an eye out for recycled containers “I brought...

 
Tuesday March 10

Tuesday March 10

Avoid using styrofoam packaging, when buying a take-away use recycled paper or a reusable container “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy...

 
Monday March 9

Monday March 9

Meat Free Monday  Think twice about taking a bag if your purchase is small, reuse bags and being a cloth bag or bags Become a bag lady (or gent) DID YOU KNOW Plastic...

 
Friday March 6

Friday March 6

Smart Fish Friday Conserve your light, turn off fixtures when not in use, and use LED and other wattage lowering options LESSEN YOUR LIGHTS “Neither do people...

 
Thursday March 5

Thursday March 5

Recharge your batteries :Rechargeable batteries can last 500 times longer than single use, and always find a place to recycle them. “Let us not become weary...

 
Wednesday March 4

Wednesday March 4

Keep your car tuned up, track your petrol mileage. Your wallet will be fat and your emissions low. Care for your car! “Go to the village ahead of you. As soon...

 
Tuesday March 3

Tuesday March 3

Properly maintain major appliances and use reasonable temperatures. Fill your empty fridge space with water and the freezer with ice. FIX YOUR FREEZER “By...

 
Monday March 2

Monday March 2

Meat Free Monday Check your tyre pressure, under inflation can cause a 5% decrease in petrol mileage, releasing more pollution. Time to re-tyre!  You’ll...

 
Sunday 1 March

Sunday 1 March

Psalms 20:7 -:  Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God FAST FOR THE CLIMATE And when they had fasted and prayed,...

 
Saturday 28 February

Saturday 28 February

Use a smaller plate, you will have leftovers to eat later, will reduce calories and will not provide as much demand on the production of food SHRINK YOUR PLATE “I...

 
Thursday 26 February

Thursday 26 February

Write down what food you throw away this week. Aim to reduce it by a third by eating leftovers and shopping more carefully – using a list and planning your meals. WAR...

 
Wednesday 25  February

Wednesday 25 February

Buy local. Have a dinner with ingredients from only your area and taste the deliciousness from what can be made near you! Ezekiel 47:12 ESV  And on the banks,...

 
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

ASH WEDNESDAY Prayer for the Week: Gracious Lord, as we fast from carbon, we mourn the destruction of so much of your creation. May we take up the challenge to...

 
Tuesday 24 February

Tuesday 24 February

Wonderbags, Rocket stoves and other creative ideas Exodus 12:8  “They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs...

 
Monday 23 February

Monday 23 February

Meat Free Monday:  Boycott unsustainable products, do not buy products from endangered animals. Know the best and worst products  In his hand is the life...

 
Young Green Anglicans hike Table Mountain

Young Green Anglicans hike Table Mountain

Young Green Anglicans From Top left: Nolufefe, Vuyani, Zadile, Nora & Pumeza Hikes are often described as steep fun adventures that allow time to connect with...

 
NUCLEAR ENERGY COSTS THE EARTH

NUCLEAR ENERGY COSTS THE EARTH

Green Anglicans joined the  SAFCEI in their weekly vigil outside Parliament in Capetown. Bishop Geoff Davies explains why  Nuclear power is not the right answer...

 
How Green is your Cathedral?

How Green is your Cathedral?

The Cathedral of the Holy Nativity in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, is certainly taking serious strides to become green. They have sourced a company which offers recycling...

 
Diocese of Lesotho Youth Conference

Diocese of Lesotho Youth Conference

Diocese of Lesotho youth conference On Friday the 11th December Green Anglicans presented to the youth in the Diocese of Lesotho. The youth conference was held...

 
Youth in the Diocese of Free State are going green!

Youth in the Diocese of Free State are going green!

Youth in the Diocese of the Free State are going green! The Diocese of the Free State declared the Environment the Third Mark of Mission in their recent Synod....

 
If you love the painter, you don’t trash his artwork

If you love the painter, you don’t trash his artwork

  YOUNG GREEN ANGLICANS GATHER FROM SWAZILAND, LESOTHO, MOZAMBIQUE AND SOUTH AFRICA Twelve young green Anglicans from Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique and South...

 
ASF Lesotho takes it to the streets of Maseru

ASF Lesotho takes it to the streets of Maseru

Anglican Students Federation Lesotho cleans the streets of Maseru ASF members with bags full of litter ASF members prepare for the clean-up   A cloudy yet warm...

 
LAUNCH OF THE “FOSSIL FREE SOUTH AFRICA “ CAMPAIGN

LAUNCH OF THE “FOSSIL FREE SOUTH AFRICA “ CAMPAIGN

“Like Father like daughter”, Rev Mpho Tutu  was the key note speaker at the Launch of the Fossil Free South Africa campaign in Cape Town. She reminded us of...

 
Wetlands Church: hearing the voice of God in Creation

Wetlands Church: hearing the voice of God in Creation

The first ”Wetlands Church” took place in Cape Town in the beautiful Glencairn Valley. Led by Fr Bob Commin  we walked a poetic spiritual journey from the...

 
Christ Church Constantia, the power is in their hands!

Christ Church Constantia, the power is in their hands!

  The Christ Church “Green Team” together with Fr Terry Lester receive their Energy 100 award CHRIST CHURCH CONSTANTIA – THE POWER IS IN THEIR...

 
Introducing our Eco-bishops: Andrew Dietsche, Bishop of  New York: “Putting our faith into action”

Introducing our Eco-bishops: Andrew Dietsche, Bishop of New York: “Putting our faith into action”

  Bishop Andrew  Dietsche of the Episcopal Diocese of New York was installed as the 16th Bishop of New York in February 2013 at the Cathedral of St. John...

 
Introducing our Eco-Bishops: Bishop Nick Holtam – Bishop of the Planet!

Introducing our Eco-Bishops: Bishop Nick Holtam – Bishop of the Planet!

  Bishop Nick Holtam has been invited by the Church of England to be the Bishop with a special portfolio for the Environment, and has been dubbed the “Bishop...

 
Tackling environmental challenges from the roots up!

Tackling environmental challenges from the roots up!

Green Anglicans attend a “Change Makers Design Shop” Green Anglicans joined around 30 change makers from around the country gathered to co-design campaigns tackling...

 
Introducing our Eco-Bishops. Bishop Mark Macdonald – we need to hear the voices of indigenous people

Introducing our Eco-Bishops. Bishop Mark Macdonald – we need to hear the voices of indigenous people

Bishop Mark MacDonald joins members of an indigenous delegation that marked the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 in London. Hearing the voice...

 
An eco-retreat: listening to God in Nature

An eco-retreat: listening to God in Nature

St Mark’s Diocese in Polokwane is situated in the northern part of South Africa. They are known as a Diocese that tries new things and for their clergy retreat...

 
Worshipping God at the top of Table Mountain

Worshipping God at the top of Table Mountain

WORSHIPPING GOD ON THE TOP OF TABLE MOUNTAIN On the 4th October in celebration of  St Francis day, a group of over 100 young people  hiked up Table Mountain in...

 
Young Green Anglicans at Provincial Youth Consulatation

Young Green Anglicans at Provincial Youth Consulatation

An era of Young Green Anglicans has begun one year after Revd. Rachel Mash presented at last year’s Provincial Youth Consultation (PYC) which was held in the Diocese...

 
Anglican Church is awarded “110% Green flagship status!

Anglican Church is awarded “110% Green flagship status!

Anglican Church is awarded “110% Green flagship status!” On Mandela day (18th July) the Premier, Helen Zille, awarded the Anglican Church a flagship as part...

 
God is Green

God is Green

There were no plastic bags in the garden of Eden, Littering is a sin, Keep Witzenberg clean – these are some of the slogans and posters the youth came up during...

 
Anglican Students Federation Western Cape Regional Conference

Anglican Students Federation Western Cape Regional Conference

Anglican Students Federation had their annual regional conference from the 2nd to the 4th of May 2014, with the aims of electing a new executive and deciding on...

 
Prayer for Earth Day

Prayer for Earth Day

Earth Day Prayer is also available in IsiZulu   IsiXhosa  TshiVenda Swati     SeTswana  SeSotho SePedi   Portuguese Afrikaans

 
First Environmental Conference: Diocese of Swaziland

First Environmental Conference: Diocese of Swaziland

Taking on Environmental responsibility is more than admitting we have a social problem, it involves action and informing other people of the possibility of peaceful...

 
What’s the Watts: Diocese of Port Elizabeth sets about Energy Audit

What’s the Watts: Diocese of Port Elizabeth sets about Energy Audit

 
TAKE A CARBON FAST FOR LENT

TAKE A CARBON FAST FOR LENT

What is a carbon fast for Lent? For Anglicans, Lent is the time when we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, facing challenge and temptation....

 
Diocese of Saldanha Bay  pledges for the environment

Diocese of Saldanha Bay pledges for the environment

On World Environmental Day, the Diocese of Saldanha Bay sent out pledge forms to their parish’s to sign up on being agents of change for our environment.  In...