We are running out of pollinating insects: Ecotip: Plant flowers for bees and other insects; try for a long flowering season so they always have food available.
Our Eco Churches
God's love makes us want to care for the world. We use the Eco Church scheme to help us do this well.
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
- St Denys Chilworth
- St John the Baptist, Flexford Road ;
- All Saints, North Baddesley
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.
"God's eternal power and divine nature have been made known through his works since the creation of the world"
Some recent Christian writings and resources on creation and environmental issues
News - Ecochurch
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 amount you use without damaging your quality of life
- Ecochurch for the first Sunday after Trinity
- You 'Loved Your Burial Ground'!
- Ecochurch for Trinity Sunday
- Ecochurch for the seventh Sunday of Easter
- Ecochurch for the sixth Sunday of Easter
- The Eco Church collection: The fifth Sunday of Easter
- Leading the way in caring for the earth in the Church of England
- In what is your security?
- Stop food waste this Christmas
- Reduce pollution and save money by sharing rides
- Is your journey really necessary: Air Travel