Eco-Congregation

 

Dialstone Lane Methodist Church is an Eco-Congregation. We were awarded this in February 2012 and were presented with the award at the service on Sunday 9th September by the Rt. Hon. Andrew Stunnell M.P. 

We cannot rest on our laurels as this award only lasts for 5 years, when we will have to reapply to be able to maintain the award.

Eco-Congregation is an ecumenical programme helping Churches make the link between environmental issues and Christian faith, and to respond in practical action in the church, in the lives of individuals, and in the local and global community.

At Dialstone Lane our environmental concerns are reflected in:-

  • Improvements to our building. (e.g. low energy light bulbs,  recycling, cavity wall and loft insulation).
  • The installation of solar panels (see Solar Panel Generation for more information on how much power our panels have been generating)
  • Special services (e.g. World Environment day and Harvest), as well as a greater awareness of environmental issues in other services.
  • Organising events such as our Eco day, which involved others concerned with the environment in our local community.
  • Our concern for our global neighbours, who are those most greatly effected by climate change. (e.g. through supporting fair trade and our Church charities)
  • The young people in Junior church making signs about saving energy, and finding out about ways to care for the Earth.

If you would like to get involved watch the notice sheet or website for details of Working Party meetings.

For more information about the ecumenical Eco-Congregation programme please follow this link:

 


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