(The following article has been sent to the magazines of all the main Christian denominations in Scotland).
Scotland’s Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham is encouraging churches of all kinds to help tackle climate change by signing up to Eco-Congregation Scotland.
The organisation, which provides advice, support and information on making churches more sustainable and environmentally friendly, currently runs a network of 372 eco-congregations.
The organisation also pairs up new congregations with more-experienced churches and recognises excellence in sustainability through its awards scheme.
With the Scottish Government working to progress its world leading low carbon ambitions, Ms Cunningham says eco-congregations have a key role to play.
“Scotland has set an example to the world by exceeding its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets six years early, but we cannot be complacent and must work with a wide range of partners to build on the strong progress we have made.
“The Eco-Congregation Scotland network is playing an important role engaging with local communities and showing that small individual actions can have a big impact on tackling climate change.
“I would encourage all congregations to consider signing up for free to receive an environmental audit and advice on cutting down emissions, as eco-congregations can help us protect our environment and planet for future generations.”
More information is available at: http://www.ecocongregationscotland.org/