Mansfield Baptist Church
Actions carried out at the Church and within the Church's Social Action Task Force for which the
Christian Ecology Link
Millennium Challenge Certificate
was presented on 21 Oct 2000:
Recycled paper in use by Church Office
Reuse of envelopes for church business
Surplus Church Office paper is used as scrap paper or recycled
Low-energy bulbs are in use throughout the church
Stickers reminding users to switch off lights are in place by all light switches
There is regular monitoring of heating requirements and controls
Recycled toilet paper
Use of environmentally friendly cleaning products:
Use of fairly traded tea and coffee for church functions is currently being considered
- Purchasing B:
The Church acts as agent for sale of free range eggs and organic vegetables from the local farm which helps to rehabilitate young drug offenders.
- Purchasing C:
A Survey of Fair Trade products sold by each local supermarket as been carried out and results shared with church members
- Worship and education
A Special Service is being planned to focus on Christian responsibility for environmental issues.
- Environmental Project A
Car Free Sunday (11 June 2000) was publicised - 59 members of the congregation cycled, walked or shared cars.
Environmental Projects B
Collection point for recycling of alumnium drinks cans
Collection point for used tea bags and filter coffee for use on compost heap.
Contact point for collection of clothes, kitchen utensils, household linen, electrical appliances and furniture for re-use and recycling by Salvation Army
Collection point for used postage stamps in aid of Leprosy Mission
- Political Pressure
A Letter was sent to the local District Council about the need for an increased number of recycling points for plastic and cardboard
- Ongoing monitoring
The church's Social Action Task Force has set up a sub-group specifically to implement and monitor issues of environmental concern.