Gold for Wardie
After we were given our third Eco-congregation award last year, the system was changed to bronze, silver and gold awards. We were able to re-apply by filling in the forms but without requiring a visit. Thanks to Karen Bowman we updated and augmented our application and received very favourable comments:
The application describes a wide-ranging and interesting variety of action embedded in the life of the congregation. The assessors were very impressed with your thorough, integrated approach to planning and review. It is very encouraging for us to see a congregation like yours that is incorporating care for creation as a sustainable, integral part of its work and worship. In the words of one of the assessors, “I am particularly impressed that some elements have been maintained for several years. Wardie seems to add to their work without losing the earlier projects.”
We are only the second church in Scotland to receive the gold award and plan to celebrate this when our new plaque arrives. You can also read about us on the Eco-congregation website.
If anyone is interested in helping to plan future eco-activities please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.