The Big Green Believers' Agreement is an interfaith environmental initiative open to every faith community and faith group in the local area.
Already 30 differing communities from all across Dorset - and even beyond - have committed to signed up to the Big Green Believers' Agreement, as well as a number of individuals. In becoming signatories, they are committing to engaging in practical and measurable sustainable steps, to sharing their successes and to inspiring others to engage.
Because of the uniqueness of the Big Green Believers' Agreement, the organisers of Climate Week 2012 will be showcasing our agreement across the UK as an exemplar of interfaith sustainability action.
This is an initiative based in the idea of finding "common ground" in both the figurative and literal sense. We all share the Earth and, while our theologies and practices may differ, we all acknowledge our responsibility to protect it. That is why we come together now - because as faith communities we carry the moral responsibility to protect this amazing planet and all its inhabitants.
To be part of this historic sustainability plan, all you have to do is download the two .pdfs below and start discussing them amongst your community's leaders. To sign up to the Big Green Believers' Agreement a community need not accept all the commitments in the appendix - that must would be impossible. Rather, signing the Agreement shows commitment to looking through the appendix and selecting the commitments that your community feels it can achieve. IDEA will support all individuals and communities who sign up to help them achieve their targets.
Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation
Bournemouth Islamic Centre
Bournemouth Reform Synagogue
Bournemouth Town Centre Parish
Broadstone United Reformed Church
Christ the King Church
Churches Together in Dorchester Ecology Group
Churches Together in Dorset
East Cliff United Reformed Church
East Dorset Friends of the Earth
Holy Family R.C. Parish
Kinson Methodist Church
One World Fellowship
Poole and Wimborne Quakers
River of Life MCC, Dorchester
Soka Gakkai International (Dorset & Channel Islands)
Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Poole
St. Anthony's Church, West Moors
St. John the Baptist, Moordown
St. Thomas, Ensbury Park
The University of Winchester
Transition Town Christchurch
Transition Town Poole
United Church, Dorchester