At St. Guthlac’s we are doing what we can to improve our environmental impact. The Environmental Group meets to raise awareness of issues relating to caring for God’s wonderful world and to help us to implement positive changes in practical ways.
Since forming, the group have:
- Encouraged an annual season focusing on the environment within the churches worship.
- Taken part in local community projects, such as litter picking.
- Supported national green initiatives to raise awareness of the devastating effects of climate change, and encouraged other local organisations to be involved too.
- Helped the church reduce our own impact on the environment, such as encouraging recycling, promoting car sharing, and limiting our energy use to reduce our carbon footprint.
- Made positive changes to the churchyard and therefore our local wildlife, by encouraging native plants and introducing bug hotels and hedgehog houses.
This year we were delighted to win the Silver A Rocha Eco Church award!
We are now working towards the Church of England’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.
The Environmental Group enjoy working with other local groups as well, such as, recently, with children from our Young Explorers group and children from William Hildyard Primary School.
If you would like to be involved in any way, please do get in touch via our Administrator as we would love to hear from you.