Revd Samuel Uwimana today officially “opened” our new bike stands at Badminton Road Methodist Church. Another little step (or spin?) on the way to becoming a more sustainable church community and part of our Eco Church commitment.
Together with 78th Kingswood Beavers and Scouts we joined in this year’s “Churches Count on Nature” and spent an evening recording all the bugs, flowers, trees and birds that we could find on the church grounds. Lots and lots – good job everyone! It is part of our calling as a church to care for the world God has created. Being part of the Eco Church Scheme is helping us take action on climate change and looking after the environment.
We are now using recycled paper towels and toilet rolls as part of our commitment to Eco Church and care for the environment. The toilet paper comes from Traidcraft and is rated “Best Buy” by Ethical consumer magazine.
“The science is clear. Our Planet is in trouble. Climate change threatens the delicate equilibrium that sustains life and biodiversity is collapsing around the globe. We must act now if we are to leave our children a planet worth inheriting.
There is still a glimmer of hope. God chooses to use His people in His redemption story. We have a part to play.”
– quoted from https://app.ecochurch.org/about
At Badminton Road Methodist Church, we registered with this exciting scheme early in 2021, and would very much like you to journey with us as we all try to find ways of improving our stewardship of the environment in and around our home.
Thanks to the hard work of the uniformed groups below:
78th Kingswood Scout Group
13th Kingswood Rainbows
11th Kingswood Guides
Badminton Road Methodist Church Scout and Guide Group
together with donations from the congregation, all the toilets at Badminton Road Methodist Church have been twinned to provide access to clean water and a flushing toilet in some of the poorest communities in the world.
For more about the project, visit https://toilettwinning.org
The second part of our conversation about “Eco Church”
We begin our conversation about “Eco Church”