The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.Genesis 2:15 NIV
Eco Church is an award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth. It is run by A Rocha UK, a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world, both as a response to the biblical mandate to care for the earth, and as a demonstration of the Christian hope for God’s world.
The scheme assesses how we are caring for God’s earth in different areas of church life:
- Worship and teaching
- Management of church buildings
- Management of church land
- Community and global engagement
In February 2022, Stocksfield Baptist Church was awarded the Eco Church Bronze Award.
Try ‘Lifestyle Audit’ for more suggestions, including links to various websites.
A 5-minute calculator, not much detail but a useful start to see if you are doing better or worse than the average GB citizen, and suggestions for what else you might consider.
This requires much detail, but it’s easy to put in just one item to determine its carbon equivalent.
Get involved! Suggestions for practical action are displayed on the board in the Angus room.
For more information please contact Kathy Clegg or Alison Page