Mark Kirkbride presented the Continuing award to the East Church in Kirkwall during morning worship on Sunday 9 July. This was an appropriate day as the church were launching their 4 ‘appreciative walks’ round Kirkwall that day, all designed to enable people to think and meditate about God’s environment. All the walks start and finish at the East Church and a useful guide has been produced for each one.
Pictured left to right, Mark Kirkbride (Trustee) , Revd Julia Meason (minister) and session clerk Beryl Matthews.
“More “organic” methods of farming do not necessarily reduce the hazards of climate change“. Read the full article here
We announced at our AGM in April that we were hard at work revamping our Awards scheme and would have more to say at a later date. Well that date has arrived and we’re pleased to reveal that as of the 1st of August 2017, we will be accepting applications for our new awards.
A new set of more challenging award criteria has now been developed, replacing the previous award scheme. All eco-congregations (whether they have previous awards or not) will be able to apply for awards at bronze, silver or gold levels. Under the new award system, congregations may apply for an award at any time, and applications can be made at any level – bronze, silver or gold. There is no need to apply for a bronze award first if the congregation already meets the criteria for a silver or gold award.
Applications under the new award system will be accepted from 1 st August 2017. If you are a current Award holder or have questions – you can look at our Awards page, read of our FAQs or get in touch!
Religious leaders join interfaith rainforest initiative in Oslo.
“New hope for world’s tropical forests arises as the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Daoist leaders join indigenous forest guardians to launch global effort to end deforestation”. Read more here
An interesting article raising the question of the carbon footprint of mobile phones. Worth a read
Its not all doom and gloom from across the pond. Here is a short and interesting article on how America will continue to mitigate climate change, with or without it’s President.