Climate Change and biodiversity lose pose a serious threat to the world that we live in and we believe that, as a church, we believe that responding to this is an essential part of our role in looking after the amazing world that God has provided for us.
As a result in 2019, We committed to becoming an Eco Church and have signed up to the Eco Church project set up and run by A Rocha. To achieve this, we complete an online Eco Survey about how we care for God’s earth in different areas of our life and work.
As part of this commitment, we will be looking at 5 aspects of our church life and how we can become more environmentally friendly.
The 5 areas are:
- Worship and teaching
- Management of church buildings
- Management of church land
- Community and global engagement
We are working towards a Bronze Award. To achieve this, we need to accumulate sufficient points in each Eco Survey category to qualify.
As part of our Building Project, we have improved our energy efficiency in the building and we recently changed to an Eco-Friendly Energy supplier and we are always looking at new ways of working that can reduce our carbon footprint and make us more environmentally friendly.
We are also a Fairtrade Church and committed to using Fairtrade products wherever possible as well as encouraging others to use Fairtrade products too. Climate change poses the biggest dangers for those in the poorest communities who will have to survive in extreme weather and rising temperatures which will affect their ability to grow crops. By supporting Fairtrade suppliers, they are able to become more resilient to climate change whilst also reducing the carbon footprint of the goods that they provide
“A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein”