Could your church become an EcoChurch?
20th May 2019
St Stephen’s with St Julian’s Church, St Albans have provided a week-long display during the St Albans’ Sustainability Festival 2019 about how they are making St Stephen’s more environmentally friendly: raising awareness of awareness of climate change, environment, pollution and cherishing their churchyard.
St Stephen’s have been using the EcoChurch framework from A Rocha UK, whose free online resources equip your church to express your care for God’s world through worship and teaching; how you look after your buildings and land; in how you engage with your local community and in global campaigns, and the personal lifestyles of your congregation. Eco Church is provided free of charge, to help as many churches as possible celebrate what they’re doing to care for the environment and decide what to tackle next.
St Luke’s Church, St Albans also got involved in St Albans’ Sustainability Festival for the second year running, by organising an Upcycle & Recycle Fair, showing how we can all extend the life of products we’d normally throw away. They offered free repairs of portable electrical and electronic items, mending of clothes, bicycle-maintenance workshops, repairs of costume jewellery, a ‘Make do and Mend’ exhibition, home insulation check demonstration, and recycling advice, as well as stalls selling second-hand furniture, pre-loved clothing, crafts, wood turning and other home-made goods and a second-hand book stall.