Gorgie parish Church in Edinburgh has gained its first Eco-Congregation award.
The assessors particularly commended the congregation for the following:
- The excellent communication of environmental matters to everyone in the church community through the newsletter.
- A great sense of pride in all of the work competed in the church and a feeling of good community spirit, especially with events such as the Royal Wedding Tea Party.
- The way in which environmental work has been integrated into church life so that none of the work appeared to be a hassle to anyone on the group. As much as an action plan is not in place, everyone was certainly aware of everything going on.
- The number of caring for creation initiatives run.
- Fair Trade status.
The Eco-Congregation award recognises achievement in promoting and carrying out environmental work by churches. For further information please click here.