Our Green Journey: 2003-2006

First Eco-Congregation award

In the first three years we established annual Environmental Sunday services and introduced the theme of stewardship into church events.

The Green Group completed an energy usage audit and worked with the Resources Committee to replace all the spot lights with low energy bulbs.

A recycling centre was set up for the congregation and users of the building to recycle plastic bottles and aluminium foil before Stratford District Council provided the kerb collection. The kitchen green waste was also collected for compost making for the church garden.

We promoted Fairtrade and became a Fairtrade Church in 2005 with a fortnightly Fairtrade stall after the Sunday service.

In 2006 we were awarded a 1st Eco-Congregation award.