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EMMANUEL GREENCHURCH

We aim to help our Church become a more sustainable one to better care for God’s creation through our worship, use of our buildings and land, links with the local and global community, and the individual lifestyles of our Church Family, as part of the Eco Church scheme run by A Rocha UK.

Here’s just a few of the things we aim to do in 2022:

  • Worship Build on what we do with more outdoor services and activities for all ages

  • Buildings Look at the energy efficiency of all our church buildings

  • Land Work with our Garden Group to manage our land for the benefit of all

  • Communities Promote our work with the local community (eg Project 5000 and work with our Tithe Committee)

  • Lifestyles Encourage our Church Family to assess their carbon footprint

The Great Big Green Event Week

The Arc Sustainability Fair, 24th September '22

Taking place from 24th September to 2nd October, The Great Big Green Event Week is a nationwide celebration of action on climate change. Transition Loughborough will be taking part with a stall at The Arc Sustainability Fair  at the Arc Community Hub on the Grange Park Estate in Loughborough on 24th September from 11am to 4pm, sharing info on local community initiatives, eco-friendly ideas and packets of seeds. The Arc is also the home of our church plant, STB.

There will be lots of stalls and interesting things to see and do including a print workshop, climate change talks, and stalls from Leicestershire and Rutland Bat Group, B-Buddies cycle training CIC, and local retailers selling environmentally friendly products including: handmade soap, bug hotels, bird boxes, recycled glass jewellery, fabric bags and hand spun yarn.

You can find out more about other Great Big Green Event Week events on their website https://greatbiggreenweek.com/find-an-event/

Do also take a look at the Transition Loughborough (TL) pages on Facebook. TL is part of a global community movement which promotes sustainability and aims to make the Town more sustainable and resilient in the face of climate change www.facebook.com/transitionloughborough/?ref=page_internal

TIP OF THE WEEK!

Going Plastic Free!

Convenient at the time, throw away plastics are used for a few minutes but last a lifetime in the environment. Going plastic free is not easy, but

reducing your plastic use is. Make a start by cutting out the Big 4!

Plastic drinks bottles + Coffee cups + Plastic bags + Throw-away food packaging

click here to download the greenpeace handbook

If you have got a useful hint or tip that we can pass on then do let us know and we’ll feature it here.

LOOKING AHEAD...

We want to make this GreenChurch page lively and interesting, so in the months ahead we will have features on eco-shopping in and around Loughborough, what it was like to take part in the Great Fashion Fast and more.

We will also be planning something special for our families and children over the summer and are already looking ahead to Creationtide and the Great Big Green Event Week from 24 September to 2 October 2022.

OUR NEXT GATHERING...

...will be announced soon! Watch this space!

If you want to get in touch, or send ideas for features on this page, please email us here