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CEL home > Ideas/Millennium-Cert > Sheffield St Johns Park August 2007

St John's Church, Park, Sheffield

The incinerator seen from St John's Church, Park, Sheffield, grounds
Actions carried out for which
the Christian Ecology Link
Millennium Challenge Certificate
was presented on 21 October 2000

  1. The church has used low energy light bulbs for several years and recently extended their use.

  2. A raised bed outside the church, empty for many years, was planted with bulbs and bedding plants this year.

  3. The church has signed up for the Conservation Foundation's Yews for the Millennium and Parish Pump schemes and will be planting a Yew Tree when new stocks are available in December.

  4. The church's finances have been transferred from a high street bank to a more ethical company, the Ecology Building Society.

  5. Car Free Sunday is promoted each year.

  6. Members of the church are active in a campaign to reduce the environmental threat posed by an incinerator sited a few hundred yards away. The church hosted a public meeting and a member was interviewed for Radio Four's Face the Facts.

  7. The Planet Pledge cards produced by Going for Green have been distributed in the church and environmental information is displayed on church noticeboards, including Christian Ecology Link's ChurchLink newsletter.

  8. The church, situated in the inner city, plans to plant a variety of shrubs to enhance its surroundings.

  9. The church is investigating purchasing organic wine and recycled paper when current stocks run out.

  10. The church has supported the work of the Sheffield Wildlife Trust and church members recently were invovled in a seed gathering day at Norfolk Park, where a tree nursery has just been established.


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