Going Green – Cardiff and Menevia dioceses switch to renewable energy


Cardiff and Menevia are amongst sixteen dioceses in England and Wales that are switching to renewable energy – including sources such as wind and solar power.

The switch is important because using the fossil fuels traditionally relied upon to provide energy contributes to climate change, which has a big impact on CAFOD’s work and the people we serve. Inspired by the papal encyclical Laudato Si’ the Catholic Church is making moves to respond to caring for our common home and seeking alternative forms of sustainable energy.

“We know that technology based on fossil fuels… needs to be progressively replaced without delay.”

Pope Francis, Laudato, Si


Therese Warwick, coordinator for CAFOD in Menevia diocese said.

It’s important to remember that caring for our common home and our global neighbours starts in our own homes and in our own neighbourhood.  We can make simple everyday choices, including the energy we use, to help create the kind of world we want to leave for future generations.

Renewable energy poster

Want to know more about renewable energy? Click here for our factsheet 

The world’s first green electricity company, Ecotricity, will donate money to CAFOD every time a CAFOD supporter switches to them. Check out what you can do here:

Also, a big thank you for those who took part in the Power to the People action.  Chris Bain, Director of CAFOD, has sent a letter to Nick Hurd with final numbers. If you have not yet signed our online petition (it only takes 2mins) then please take a look at this action to MPs, if you haven’t done so already.

In October 2016 there will be a whole week of events taking place where we can speak up for the love of God’s creation and our global family – why not get involved? Learn more here.


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