10 Green Anglicans is the environmental movement of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. They are one of the projects being supported by the Compass Rose Society. Inspiring Anglicans to take up the challenge of the fifth mark of mission, they started five years ago, and with the support of the Society they have been able to grow the movement into the Province of Central Africa and the Anglican Students Federation just launched Green Anglicans in Kenya. Climate change is really hitting us in Africa and there is a growing awareness of the centrality of the gospel mandate to preach the good news to “all creation” not just the human beings. Some of the highlights have been the invita- tion to present at the CAPA Youth Conference in Nairobi (an All Africa Anglican conference) which got youth from many countries excited!) A workshop held in Malawi with a group from Mozambique present made it to the National Malawian TV. Bishop Ellinah our chairperson and Canon Rachel Mash were invited to the Diocese of Washington to run forums sharing the impact of climate change on Southern Africa at several churches including the National Cathedral. The visit also included a round table discussion with six members of the State Department, some lobbying on the Hill and a visit to the South African embassy to discuss the recent climate change impact report by the IPCC. National Anglican Youth conferences took up the theme of Creation Care in Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland and Botswana: young people are enthusiastically committing to plant trees, save water, embrace climate smart agricultural methods and reduce plastic pollution. Youth from the Anglican Green Church movement in Harare joined forces with the Friends of the Environment for a Walkathon – planting 120,000 trees across schools and churches. Canon Rachel was invited to address the Diocese of Oxford on the impact of climate change. David Junior, Green Anglican from Mozambique, was one of the three representatives of the Anglican Communion at the Commonwealth Youth Forum in London. He shared some of the challenges of climate change in Mozambique. He met the Archbishop of Canterbury and was able to spend some time with the youth of the diocese. The Eco-bishops gathering was a wonderful conference where 17 bishops, with women and youth reps gathered to share their experiences of mitigation and adaptation – they came from fourteen dioceses across Southern, Central and East Africa. Three of our dioceses have formed a partnership with the Interfaith Centre for Sustainable Development and Gigawatt Global to place small scale solar farms on church land. Canon Rachel was invited to present at the Parliament of World Religions. The Green Anglicans movement has taken up the challenge of plastic pollution with a “bring your own bag” campaign, creating jobs and reducing plastic. The goal is to push for a national ban on single use bags. The Anglican Communion has just gained accreditation with the United National Environmental Programme and so we are planning to send a delegation to the Assembly in Nairobi in March. Some Green Anglicans at work. Anglicans TAK ES OFF IN AFRICA By the Reverend Rachel Mash