Greener St Peters


At St Peter’s we want to live more responsibly in God's world both as a church and individually. 

 



As a church we will be asking for more to be done to consider the environment by discussing local environmental initiatives with our councillor and MP.

Eco church Bronze award

We have joined the A Rocha eco church award scheme ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/  and have been awarded the bronze award (July 2021). A huge thank you to the team for their hard work in achieving this. 

As we journey on to the silver and gold awards we'll continue to look at five key areas of church life:

Worship and teaching

Management of church buildings

Management of church land

Community and global engagement

Lifestyle

 

How can you get involved?

Sign up for monthly emails We will send you information and practical day to day ideas. To sign up please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your ideas We want to hear your ideas and what we should be doing – please email us!

Weekly tips Look out for our weekly tips, also in the parish pew sheet and Facebook, on how we can all live peacefully and sustainably to value and protect God's creation.

Tips for November:  

This month we are focussing on single-use plastics.

Do read Jo Stubbs’ excellent article in the November magazine, which has lots of ideas for how we can reduce our reliance on them.

 

 Weekly Tip: The UK gets through 7,000,000 disposable coffee cups every day, most of which are lined with a thin layer of plastic to keep them watertight. That’s an awful lot of single use plastic which is very difficult to recycle. Get hold of a reusable coffee cup and keep it in your car or bag so you’re ready for action if you fancy a coffee when you’re out and about. You can even get hold of collapsible cups which take up less space.


What is your Carbon Footprint?


Make your voice heard! If you’re short of time there are plenty of worthy petitions you can sign online.

BACA (Birmingham Anglican Climate Action) are behind The Climate Coalition declaration ‘The Time is Now.’ You can sign using this link: https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/declaration

Here’s a link to a list of potential campaigns promoted by CofE

Support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill https://www.ceebill.uk/

Write to your local MP. If you have more time on your hands, we’d love you to write to your local MP (see here for advice).
Many thanks to Chris for putting together this practical advice based on information from “Hope for the future” an organisation specialising in assisting people to write to their MP in relation to climate change matters. There’s a summary of topics they suggest which are tailored to receiving a response from Preet Gill (Bartley Green, Edgbaston, Harborne and Quinton). Chris has also helpfully added some other ideas for topics and links to help you learn more.

Click HERE for an article on Greener Homes


 


St Peter's Church, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands, B17 0BB

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