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Greening the Church

Visit the Eco-Congregation Website!

image Published: Apr 24, 2013

Eco-Congregation Scotland is an ecumenical movement endorsed by Action of Churches Together in Scotland. Eco-Congregation Scotland is supported by the Church of Scotland, the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Methodist Church in Scotland and the United Reformed Church . It also receives funding from the Scottish Government, SCIAF and Christian Aid as well as local church congregations and private individuals.

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Church Energy Saving In Scotland

image Published: Apr 14, 2010

Saving energy is one of the key elements in the move to a more sustainable use of resources and care for the environment. Churches are typically large, old, listed buildings with intermittent patterns of use, and so can easily waste a lot of energy. In late 1978, the Church of Scotland took the pioneering step of tackling its energy use by launching probably the world’s first energy efficiency scheme for churches and related buildings. The impetus came for its Society, Religion and Technology Project, and began with sending energy efficiency guidelines, letters and publicity sheets to Church of Scotland Presbyteries and office bearers, and also to some Scottish Episcopal and other churches. Some 3000 churches in Scotland were made aware of the scheme.

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