Church and PCC Action


Buidlings, energy & water

  • Review the fuels you use, is it the most environmentally friendly that you can use?
  • Seek inspiration from Operation Noah on how you can make your church more eco-friendly
  • Condifer registering as an Eco Church
  • Check out the Eco Church resources
  • Review your heating - do you have double glazing to make your heating efficient? Is your heating method efficient and environmentally friendly? Share your experience and knowledge with others
  • Review the type of lighting that you use, think of using LED lighting
  • Review the use of solar panels as a renewable source of energy - for inspiration and examples of good practice and successful installations on listed buildings see Churchcare.

Land & green space

  • Become a part of the God’s Acre.
  • Create water collection and drinking points for birds and wildlife around the outside of your churc
  • Create a wild flower meadow in little-used areas of your church property
  • Build a Bug Hotel in your churchyard
  • Consider how your church might participate in or support an allotment scheme or Community Orchard

Meetings, hospitality, food & waste

  • Be conscious of your waste – try not to over-cater for meetings
  • Compost your food waste
  • Be conscious of your carbon footprint – what transport routes are you using? Can you car share or take public transport for meetings, worship and events?
  • Be conscious of your recycling – do you need paper copies of notes for your meeting? If you do are you recycling these? Conduct a 'bin inventory' or follow The Rubbish Diet
  • Think about whether your materials are ethically sourced - perhaps you should look into only using Fair Trade products?

Local & global communities

  • Create an ‘Events Board’ to raise awareness in the local communities of current environmental issues
  • Invite someone to share their stories as part of your worship or church meetings. For example – create a special ‘Creation Sunday’ Service with a guest speaker

Worship, liturgy, theology & teaching