Ideas for Faith Groups

What can I do – click here for general information page…or see below for faith groups

    • Have a Walk to Church/Mosque/Synagogue day during the week
    • Can you make your faith building more energy efficient? Save money and raise awareness about sustainability? Start a discussion group!
    • Churches could have a sermon about sustainability (http://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/clergy-corner/sample-sermons/) followed by a discussion session about what parishioners can do
    • See Living Lightly – fully updated August 2014 – grants from St Albans Diocese Green Grant scheme.
    • having a volunteer gardening day make your churchyard more bee friendly.
    • Mosques could look at the The Green Up! Toolkit and Award Scheme. This supports your mosque or group to make a commitment to work towards becoming more environmentally friendly.
    • between now and November, work towards an ‘Eco Congregation’ award and feedback your progress to the whole faithcommunity during Sustainable St Albans week
    • :Set up water butts in the garden of your building and have a grand opening during Sustainable St Albans week
    • Check the lighting in your building and replace with LED versions any lights which are high voltage.
    • Run an evening with a speaker who supports environmental Sustainability and invite local residents and members of other Faith groups
    • Set up a composting system in your garden area
    • Run a tour of your building to highlight the sustainable elements.
    • Prepare a wildlife area in your garden area and ask Friends of the Earth or similar to advise on planting plan –have a celebratory planting of a few perennials during SSA week
    • Run some Sustainable cookery demonstrations using fresh local produce during Sustainable St Albans Week.
    • Initiate a Transition Streets group amongst your members and run the first session during Sustainable St Albans Week (St Pauls Church have done this if you want more information)
    • Set up a tool/equipment sharing system amongst your members –celebrate during SSA week.

Reading

The Green Up! Award SchemeSupports your mosque or group to make a commitment to work towards becoming more environmentally friendly.  Green Up! is the UK’s first eco-award scheme for mosques and Islamic groups which has been supported by a host of prominent community leaders

Sustainability and Spirituality: Levenshulme’s Eco-Mosque -news story

Quakers Sustainabililty Toolkit – web page

Links to Christian organisations and development agenciesinvolved in environment and climate change issues, plus web pages and information provided by the churches

See Living Lightly – fully updated August 2014 grants from St Albans Diocese Green Grant scheme.

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