Hardly a day goes by without environmental issues hitting the news headlines…single use plastics, climate crisis, legal commitment to achieve zero emissions ……..
Through our membership of Eco Church we are part of a community of 1600 registered Eco Churches, which breaks down as 6 gold, 116 silver and 337 bronze. We should therefore be very proud of our silver award. However, we must be ever vigilant in investigating and achieving more ways to continue on our journey.
As a reminder the award covers a number of areas in our church life, namely:-
- worship and teaching
- management of church buildings and land
- community and global engagement
Within our church newsletter we seek to provide hints and tips on how to make a contribution at a personal level. Across the church we are setting out to remeasure our energy usage following the Undercroft work and we will investigate further opportunities to increase our Eco performance, as and when appropriate, with our building improvement works.
The theme of saving water was picked up last year by our Messy Church as shown below in their garden display for Wilmslow in Bloom.