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We have received our Bronze Award!!!  

Eco Church Bronze Award

ECO CHURCH UPDATE - April 2020 (from the Parish Magazine)

This month, we're thinking about gardens, and specifically how we cut down on the plastic used.

Plastic in the garden is pretty much unavoidable. If you buy potting compost, it will be in a plastic sack. Reduce the plastic by buying larger sacks rather than many small ones, and  re-use the sacks to store your pots or tools. If you use a lot of manure, consider having a trailer-full delivered, rather than lots of individual sacks.

Plastic seed trays may be cheap, flimsy and only fit for one season - so seek out stronger ones that you can re-use year after year.

Wooden labels are a better option than plastic if you can find them - but if you can't cut up margarine tubs or plastic bottles rather than buying new.

Plastic plant pots can be re-used for many years - just make sure to wash them thoroughly before doing so, using fresh water and a drop of washing liquid. If you need more pots, you'll probably find someone else has some to get rid of, so ask around before buying new. Some nurseries will now send plants out in 'no plastic' wrapping, so seek them out too.

Happy Gardening!



Our Eco Church initiative is run under the guidelines of an organisation called A Rocha. You can discover more about them at https://arocha.org.uk/

Amanda Abbitt



Amanda Abbitt


CARBON FOOTPRINT

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ALSO ……...

We encourage each other (if fit and able to do so) to leave the car at home and walk or cycle, to church every First Sunday (although please walk every Sunday if you are able and can). 

Walking to church

To cut emissions, on other occasions, always try to carshare please!

If you are driving - give someone a lift

We have also reduced the number of news sheets that we print each week, and encourage people to read on line via this website (click here to read current issue). 

Can we also please encourage you all, to think about your personal environmental footprints and consume Fairtrade and/or ethically produced goods where possible.

Fairtrade logoWhat is Fair Trade

Remember all the R's !

Refuse: Anything which is single use

Reduce: Consumption of goods

Reuse: Everything!!

Refurbish: Old stuff

Repair: Before you replace

Repurpose: Be creative, reinvent

Recycle: Last option!


Try using www.ecosia.org as your 'go to' search engine 

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