Caring for Our World
In 2016 the United Reformed Church published its Environmental Policy. Being a member of the denomination, Oxted URC endeavours to live by this policy in all that we do. The policy states at the outset that it is "...the cornerstone of our intent, as a body of people committed to caring for God’s creation, to reduce our carbon footprint, improve recycling, minimise waste and improve efficiencies on finite natural resources in all of our operations."
Led by our Eco Group, these are just a few of the actions taken:
> Launched our "60 small steps to a sustainable planet" leaflet. This has been circulated widely within the church and also into the community beyond.
> Helped the congregation become familiar with the local council's plastic recycling scheme.
> Raising funds for the charity toilet twinning by twinning the 5 toilets in our building with 5 in far-flung locations in the developing world - 4 done, one more to go.
Oxted URC has recently been awarded Bronze
Eco Church status.
In 2019 we hope to produce a small cookery book with recipes using leftovers and gluts of fruit and vegetables. If you have a recipe you'd like to contribute, why not send it to us (at post/email address below) ?