Since its launch in 2004, Operation Noah has worked in many ways to raise awareness of climate change and to equip Christians to take a stand on this vital issue. These are some of our achievements.
- Operation Noah’s ARK campaign events around the UK brought together churches and other faith groups, local schools, local authorities and campaigning organisations including WWF, Oxfam and Christian Aid.
- As a symbolic step towards low-carbon Christian living, we launched our Reclaim Christmas campaign in the autumn of 2008.
- A further project encouraging radical lifestyle changes was the Carbon Exodus and associated Oil Fast initiative.
- Operation Noah took part in a joint campaign in 2013 on the Energy Bill.
- Operation Noah worked in partnership with other Christian agencies in organising the very successful ecumenical Wave Service in December 2009.
- In subsequent years we joined forces with Christian Ecology Link (now known as Green Christian) to organise ecumenical climate services to support the Campaign against Climate Change national march.
- Operation Noah was instrumental in setting up the Prayer and Fast for the Climate initiative in 2014-15, along with other members of the ‘Faith for the Climate’ network.
- We are always looking for new ways to communicate climate change.
- In 2012 we commissioned Christian comedian Paul Kerensa to write a stand-up comedy routine about climate change. He performed his climate change set to a full tent at the Greenbelt festival that year.
- In 2014 we commissioned Riding Lights Theatre Company to create a play about climate change, Baked Alaska. This toured throughout the UK.
- Operation Noah played a key role in organising the speakers for the Environmental Plenary of the Lambeth Conference of Bishops in 2009.
Education and young people
- Outreach work between 2006 and 2009 included visits to around 25 schools around the country, reaching 3,500 young people.