Eco Church Great Progress!
The Church in Westcott has been awarded a Silver Award!
is an environmentally aware scheme, run by global Christian charity A Rocha UK
, which helps us look at all aspects of how we walk on God’s earth, and to take seriously our responsibility to love our neighbour, locally and across the globe.
At the heart of it is the belief that we have a God-given responsibility to care for all creation. Eco Church helps churches do that. There’s an online survey
that helps us assess what we’re already doing to care for God’s earth, reflect on what more we can do, and act accordingly. It’s designed to help us make our responsibility for caring for God’s earth an integral part of our everyday work and witness.
And, new for 2021, Creation Care
is a companion award scheme, for households!
Go to the ‘Household’ section to register yours. When it asks you about church affiliation, Holy Trinity, Westcott is registered so you should be able to find it in the drop down menu. A great way for us all, as families and individuals, to monitor how we’re doing in caring for God’s earth.
We launched our bid to become an Eco Church in January 2017 and we’re thrilled that we've achieved our Silver Award and are busy working towards Gold!
As we look deeper into the actions we need to take to help us move on towards Gold, we've launched Eco Challenge Westcott
to help us work together through the things we can all do, as individuals, to make changes in our lifestyles…some small, some more significant…. which really can make a difference.
Our Eco Cafe is suspended for the moment but you can still catch up with some of our previous themes here:
Switching to Renewable Electricity
Writing Good Campaign Letters & Emails
Local Directory for Sustainable Living
Fossil Fuel Divestment
Full details of our Eco Challenge Westcott targets can be found in our leaflets:
Six Ways to Reduce Carbon Emissions & Six Ways to Reduce Plastic Use
If you'd like to sign up to receive emails about Eco Challenge Westcott, or if you have suggestions or questions for us, please do get in touch.