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ECO CIRCUIT PROGRESS REPORT

We’ve now received our Certificate of Registration as an Eco Circuit, and we are working towards our Bronze award.  At this level we need two churches to have achieved a Bronze award.  St John’s Sudbury already have a gold award – very well done them.  Stowmarket is now working towards their Bronze award. 

As we move up to Silver we will need one more church to join up to work towards their eco-church award.

 

Manage Circuit investments ethically with due consideration to the environmental implications / opportunities of such investments, taking into account the climate change investment policy of the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church and the resources available within the Ethical Money Churches project.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

 

·        Agree an Environmental Policy  (eg Travel, environmental performance of manses, commitment to reducing carbon emissions)  We have a staff team to adapt the district policy to our own Circuit.

·     Circuit Office needs to achieve a bronze standard by operating based on reduce, reuse, recycle principles.

·        Embed environmental issues in presbyter and local preacher education and support.   To be addressed through staff and Local Preachers and Worship leaders’ meetings.

·        Work with other denominations or faith groups promoting Eco Church as a helpful tool.  Identify and work with Churches together representatives, and shared worship arrangements. 

             For more information about how the Methodist Church is responding to Eco Circuit please click here Eco Circuit - Eco Church (arocha.org.uk) and here Environment and Climate Change (methodist.org.uk)