God both created and sustains this earth. Responding to Jesus’ love makes us want to look after God’s world.
We use the Eco Church scheme run by the UK part of the international conservation charity A Rocha to help us check how our churches are doing in living in a good way.
- St Mark, Ampfield On Boarding
- St Denys Chilworth
- St John the Baptist, Flexford Road Bronze Award
- All Saints, North Baddesley Bronze Award
What’s the Eco Church scheme about?
Eco Church from A Rocha UK is a way for churches to ensure that they are caring for God’s earth in everything they do. The assurance scheme covers things like:
- how we look after church buildings and property
- the way we manage land like churchyards and burial grounds
- whether we talk about the environment enough when we talk about God in Church.
Being part of the Eco Church Scheme also helps the people who go to our churches make better personal decisions about what they can do to reduce their environmental footprint. A Rocha are also well known for being advocates for good government and company policy on the environment.
Sustainability and ecology news
In Acts the believers were recorded as ‘having everything in common’. Could building a reuse tradition in @acbchurch benefit our communities both practically and theologically?
This week in the ecochurch collection: Water for wildlife, and a developing world perspective on how we look at water from a theological point of view – an issue of increasing importance as Global Heating and migration pose continuing challenges.
Stop running the tap when you don’t need the water! Simple behavioural and technical changes could cut your households water use by around 10%. More energetic changes could halve the…
This week: Please stop using plastic bottles for water. We’re so fortunate to live in part of the world where you can drink what comes out of the mains! Reusable…
Why are you using paper towels? can you switch? Environment and refugees, lifecycle analysis of hand drying
Why are you flying – Can you stop it? Antibiotic pollution of worldwide water courses; and are we bent on our own destruction