Becoming an Eco Church

 

Follow our progress as St John's Church in Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne works to become a greener, more sustainable church.

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“But ask the animals and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind”.

Job 12:7-10

Our five main Target Areas:

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Cutting our Energy and Carbon Footprint

 

How we aim to lower our energy consumption and reducing our Carbon Footprint

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Cutting Waste and Water use

 

Reduce - Recycle - Re-use

How we aim to reduce our water use and waste ending up in landfill

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Caring for Wildlife and Ecology in the Church Grounds

 

Encouraging wildlife and creating habitats to increase biodiversity around the church grounds

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Promoting 'Local, Organic, Animal-friendly and Fairtrade' (LOAF) produce and foods

 

Identifying and raising awareness of producers and sellers of local organic, animal-friendly and fairtrade foods.

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Reaching out to our Community: 
Promoting and Raising Awareness

Raising awareness of environmental issues and encouraging community involvement in reducing their own carbon footprint