Eco Church

Bronze is not enough – Going for Silver
We have received our Bronze Award certificate and we look forward to displaying it in the refurbished Church building. What we would really like is to qualify for the Silver Award so that we have both certificates to celebrate our return.
If you read our articles in the Avon Grapevine you will be aware that the Eco Church project is not just about what St Margaret’s do as a church family, a large part of the project is committing ourselves as individuals to be pro-active about caring for the environment. There are different categories of qualifying criteria. One category is Lifestyle; these questions challenge us individually to look at our carbon footprint, reduce our personal energy consumption, limit our waste and embrace recycling to mention just a few.
If you haven’t checked out any of these sites to see whether it is something you could commit to, why not have a look today?

You can check your carbon footprint.

You can find some useful suggestions about minimising waste.

A reminder that recording your recycling can earn money for charity. Warwickshire CC have a campaign called “Slim your Bin”. The campaign is free to join and anyone from the Boroughs of North Warwickshire, Rugby and Nuneaton and Bedworth and the Districts of Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick can sign up. The Borough with the most points after 6 months will win the £650 prize money for their favourite charity, selected from a shortlist. How is this area doing? Not very well.

Slim your bin - current table

You can see that Rugby is at the bottom of the list by a substantial margin. Let’s try and move Rugby up the list! You can register your interest but it would be even better if you email us so we can refer you and a bonus 100 points will go into the pot for Rugby. You can also email us with your own suggestions or perhaps update us on changes you have made to improve your carbon footprint.