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Download the leaflet on Recycling that the Green Group originally prepared in time for the Earth Summit - August 2002 and revised in May 2003. It is in doc(216 KB) or pdf (86 KB) format. If you find it useful do send them an email

Actions carried out at the Church and within church groups for which the
Christian Ecology Link
Millennium Challenge Certificate
was presented on Sunday 30th July 2000:

  1. Annual Gardeners' Market selling vegetable and flower plants for Mission or church funds. Birmingham Organic Gardens also had a stall

  2. Harvest of Recycling:

    Harvest of Recycling

    Display at harvest festival 1999 staged by the Green Group Mr Waste Not Want Notwith a rubbish monster - Mr Waste Not Want Not - built by the Junior Church

  3. Low Energy Church Lighting This was described in the article in the Methodist Recorder of 11th Feb 1999. See picture of this at Selly Oak Church

  4. A Green Revue - The Green Fuse - was performed by the Church based drama group Festival Arts.

  5. Nearly New Stall at the Autumn Fair and other Nearly New sales recycling clothing.

  6. Meetings within church groups on the theme Sustainability: this includes at least three class meeting groups, the Tuesday fellowship, and three sessions of the pre morning-service SALT group

  7. Autumn Church Clear-up leaves taken for composting by green group members

  8. The Green Machine was installed in the Church Welcome Area which facilitates the collection of items mentioned below and provides a standing reminder of the need to reuse and recycle:

  9. Pill bottles for Medical Missions: over 1000 collected for reuse since Autumn 1999

  10. Spectacles for Vision Aid Overseas: over 200 collected pairs collected since Autumn 1999

  11. Collections of aluminium foil and cans: for a local charity helping disturbed, young people

  12. Collection of used UK and foreign stamps: for Leprosy Mission

  13. Collection of used envelopes for reuse: by Jubilee 2000 Organisation

  14. Collection and reuse of knitting wool: a ladies group knits Oxfam Blankets and winter clothes for an inner city school.


Other Churches and the CEL Millennium Certificate     Pick a church
First Ballymoney Presb
Church, N Ireland
Bedale, N Yorks Burton Leonard N Yorks
Chipping Sodbury Baptist Church Crook Methodist House Group Denby Dale (Meth.) Huddersfield
Derby: St Osmund's Church, St John's Col. Durham Uni. Falmouth Baptist Church
Finstall, Bromsgrove, Worcs St Benedict's RC Church, Handforth, Cheshire Harrogate: St Peter's,
Herringthorpe URC Rotherham The Benedictine Sisters of Minster Abbey, Kent Mansfield Baptist Church, Notts
Muswell Hill URC Selly Oak, (Meth) Birm'm Settle Northern Friends Peace Group
Sheffield: St Mark's, Broomfield Sheffield: St John's Park Skipton, N Yorks
South Norwood Baptist Church, Croydon Studley Church, Warks

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