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Practical ideas for taking action in your church or community – from worship resources, tools to help you reduce the ecological footprint of your buildings, through to community project ideas and advocacy suggestions.
How to "earth" the life of your local church
This article by Miriam Pepper first appeared in the September 2008 edition of Insights.
An "ecological" congregation
Support your congregation to integrate environmental actions into their everyday lives, through
- making changes at home
- sharing possessions and skills in your congregation
- running a fruit and vegetable box scheme at your church
- reducing your meat consumption
"Green" your church's buildings and property
How much of the earth’s resources does it take to run your church? Electricity, water, and maybe gas are all used in running your church building from day to day. There are lots of tools available to help you to measure and reduce the amount of resources your church uses.
Mission and outreach
An important component of earthing the life of your church is about your mission in your community. Why not consider matters of ecology when you build connections beyond the walls of your church? The ways to get involved in ecological mission are many. Some suggestions are:
- Small groups
- Events with an ecological focus
- Build relationships with other local groups
- Community gardening