Greening church spending

Ideas for Action – Greening Church Spending

Management of financial, catering and purchasing matters

Recycling Christmas Cards

Many churches have a finance, catering or management committee that works to ensure that the weekly housekeeping needs of their church are met. Typically such committees are responsible for finances, church property, catering, cleaning and ministerial expenses. This module addresses some of the issues raised in the agenda above with suggestions as to how management committees can help their church show practical care for God’s creation.

Download the latest version (May 2013): Greening Church Spending

Additional Resources

Ethical Money Churches – Lots of resources for church communities wishing to manage their money ethically.

Buy Ethically



  • GreenCity Wholefoods* – Glasgow based co-operative
  • SUMA* – Co-operative wholesaler of specialising in vegetarian, fairly traded, organic, ethical and natural products.

Recycled products

Invest Ethically

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

  • Climate Stewards– projects supporting small communities plant trees and restore deforestated areas. The website also has a carbon footprint calculator

Reuse, Compost, Recycle

Sustainable Transport – How do you organise transport for church and church events?

Water Use

Waterwise is an independent, not for profit organisation focused on decreasing water consumption in the UK

*Please note that the companies mentioned have not been specifically endorse by Eco-Congregation Scotland and are just examples of companies supplying the type of product with recommend e.g. Fairtrade, recycled and/or sustainably produced products

Note on using the Ideas for Action

Ideas for Action have been designed to fit into church life and support and enhance church mission. They were designed collaboratively with churches to provide a resource that is not a textbook, but a toolkit, to suit all the different varieties of church life represented in the Eco-Congregation programme.

All congregations using our Ideas for Action should first register, and registered churches can also order printed copies. Find out how to register, or contact us if you’d like to know more.

All our resources may be freely copied and distributed within your church, but please accredit Eco-Congregation.