Eco Church Calendar

January

An idea for January for your church. Get cooking together or host a potluck supper and invite people from your community to join you.  Using your LOAF – means cooking with Locally produced, Organically grown, Animal friendly and Fairly traded ingredients.

How easy might it be to find these ingredients in your local shops or supermarket?  How affordable are they?

Green Christians have produced a pdf leaflet called “Use Your Loaf” giving you more ideas.

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National Campaigns to link to – Veganuary – all January 2024

https://veganuary.com/partner/ppc/?gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAiAjrarBhAWEiwA2qWdCEP6mcQsEsfSltiUYZGKbnhSQ4C1MW53z_3fwVn-RiAvBs8iN_pDShoC1rYQAvD_BwE

Small actions for everyone – check in your local shop or supermarket for L.O.A.F. ingredients – can you request they stock some/some more?

Related ideas – Bake a L.O.A.F loaf for your communion service and include some teaching on how L.O.A.F principles fit with our Christian Faith.  Write a prayer or grace for a church or community lunch.

Links to Arocha Eco Church Questionnaire – Lifestyle 10. Community & Global Engagement 5,8, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Lifestyle 9, 10

Examples of links to community groups- Cubs Chef Activity Badge, Scouts Chef Activity Badge, school RE classes or Food Technology classes, OAP lunch clubs.

IPCC Information -

 

OTHER IDEAS FOR JANUARY

Looking after birds on our church land

National Campaign to link to – RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 26-28 January 2024

https://www.rspb.org.uk/whats-happening/big-garden-birdwatch

Links to Arocha Eco Church Questionnaire – Land 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Examples of links to community groups- Cubs Environmental Conservation Activity Badge or Naturalist Activity Badge

 

Big Energy Saving Week 17-23rd January 2024- an annual campaign to address the issues of fuel poverty and energy inefficiency.

Might be time to look at the church heating system, the type of light bulbs used and any double glazing in any of the church properties. Could you encourage your congregations to look at the energy efficiency of their homes or workplaces to see if any adjustments might be made to save energy.

Links to Arocha Eco Church Questionnaire – Buildings.

 

February

Want your church to be cool?

See the amazing work being undertaken on the Wirral with churches working together.  Please do get in touch with them, details on the poster below for Wirral Cool Places of Worship

 

 

Lent starts on 14th February.

Why not try our Eco Tips in Lent – it’s a list of easy things we can all do for the environment.  You might like to try one for each week of lent. (LINK To ECO Tips Page) You can customise this page with your own church logo.

Or look up Arocha’s Ideas for a Greener Lent  .ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/go-green-er-for-lent

OTHER IDEAS FOR FEBRUARY

World Wetlands Day 2nd February 2024

National Nest Box Week 14th – 21st February 2024

Links to Arocha Eco Church Questionnaire – Land 1, 2 Community and Global Engagement 6

 

Please note that Fairtrade Fortnight has moved to - Monday 9 September – Sunday 22 September 2024 
 www.fairtrade.org.uk/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight/

 

March

Food Waste Action Week 4-10th March 2024

Global Recycling Day 18th March 2024

UN World Water Day 22nd March 2024

WWF Earth Hour 23rd March 2024, 8.30-9.30 p.m.

Links to Arocha Eco Church Questionnaire – Buildings 31, Lifestyle 6, 7, Buildings 20, 21, 22, 23, Community and Global Engagement 14, 27.

 

Don’t forget to post on social media, send out press releases and let the Outreach Environment Team know about your environmental actions.

 

 

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