Glasgow Presbytery of the Church of Scotland are holding a free seminar for congregations of any denomination who want to know more about becoming an eco-congregation. The event is on Saturday 3rd March at Springburn Parish Church. Here are the details:
Programme for the day
1.00 welcome and introductions
1.10 short opening worship
1.30 presentation on what ECS is and does and how churches can and should be involved
2.00 – 2.45 and 3.00 – 3.45 optional workshop on various topics (with coffee break between), each offered twice, so everyone can attend any two of them:
A: “Greening your church buildings” – find out about practical steps you could do to reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of your church buildings. Workshop leader:James Anthony (Eco-congregation Scotland)
B: “Engaging your politicians on environmental issues” – find out how to meet and talk to your MP, MSP and other representatives, and engage them on issues that matter to you.
Workshop leader: Irene McKinnon (Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office)
C: “Going for an eco-award” – find out about the new Scottish churches eco-awards, and carry out a self-evaluation of your own congregation.
Workshop leader: David Bethune (Eco-congregation Scotland)
D: “Fossil fuels and finance” – a chance to discuss whether churches, pension funds, other investors and individuals should sell off their shares in fossil fuels.
Workshop leader: Adrian Shaw (Church of Scotland Climate Change Officer)
There will also be a short presentation about getting involved with RSPB’s “Glasgow Garden Festival” and “Giving Nature a Home” projects.
3.45 closing remarks
Download the poster here.