Eco Church is an award scheme for churches who take the environment seriously and want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth. There are currently over 25 Eco Church awarded churches in the diocese of Liverpool and more than 70 churches have already registered.
An Eco Church is based on a self-assessment of how the church is “caring for God’s earth in different areas of their life and work”.
Eco Church works through 5 key areas of church life:
- Worship and teaching
- Management of church buildings
- Management of church land
- Community and global engagement
Churches gain bronze, silver and gold awards by registering online and working through these 5 categories and filling in the survey (see printable version of survey). There are many relevant resources available on the Eco church website and also some Eco Church case studies and webinars on the national CofE website.
3 steps to becoming an Eco Church:
Want to become an Eco church? Here's what you can do:
Step One: Register as an Eco Church
Register as an Eco Church online and login - it's simple and starts your journey. You don't have to be doing any activity - just sign up.
Step Two: Complete the Eco Survey
It will help you to identify the environmental work that your church is already doing and what else you could do.
Here is a printable version of the online survey - but please do ultimately complete the survey on line.