The Eco-explorers group was established in 2008 by members of the congregation concerned about the consequences of our modern life style on the future of our planet.
The group focuses in three main areas: personal audit, church audit and contemplative prayer. Talks, films, magazine articles and other activities are organised to raise awareness on environmental issues and encourage the church congregation and local community to be actively engaged.
The group meets at 8pm on the second Monday of the month at Anne Yarwood’s house.
Personal audit auditing and changing family and personal lifestyles; creating greener homes; energy audits; improving energy efficiency/use; re-cycling; less packaging; waste minimisation.
Church audit to safeguard and care for the church’s properties and church grounds in the context of sustainability and mitigating the impact of climate change;
caring for and conserving the church’s grounds, plants and wildlife from an environmental perspective;
ethical financial management and purchasing policies regarding use of materials, stationery etc.;
catering and food - waste minimisation; better use of resources – gas, electricity, water, recycling.
Contemplative prayer celebrating creation in church and through worship and prayer;
exploring historical and ethical aspects of environmental issues from a theological perspective;
house groups that explore God’s word about creation and the environment and the means of caring better for God’s creation;
go-green ideas & activities to involve children and youth groups.