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Green Apostles

and God saw that it was good

Welcome to Green Apostles, the enviromental page of the North Western Synod. Here you will find ideas, issues, policies and practical action, to help you and your church in your green discipleship.

So have an explore, we’ll be adding more soon. 

 

Who we are

The North Western Synod
Green Apostles:

Rev’d Daleen ten Cate

Rev’d Kate Gray

Rev’d Dr. Rosalind Selby

Rev’d Daleen ten Cate is Mission and Discipleship Mentor for Lancashire area.

Rev’d Kate Gray is Minister at The Dandelion Community, Wythenshaw, a Synod Green Apostle, and an activist with Extinction Rebellion.

 

Rev’d Dr. Rosalind Selby is Principal of Northern College, based at Luther King House, Manchester.

The FIVE R's of Sustainability

Refuse

This is a straight forward option. Refuse things you don’t need. If you don’t have them in your life to start with, you’ll never have to worry about how to get rid of them, or what to do when they are no longer fit for purpose.

Reduce

Consume less of everything. Avoid fast fashion and food waste, and make simple, multipurpose household cleaners, food staples and skincare products to avoid buying something for every little thing. Try to buy your food with no plastic packaging where possible (markets and buying in bulk are great for this). Use less.

Reuse

Don’t use something just once and never again! Choose items that can be used over and over. Reusable water bottles and coffee cups, reusable cutlery and straws, and of course your own shopping bags.

Use your imagination before deciding a product is at the end of its life.  

Repair

We’ve all heard the phrase, If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. Well if it is broke, then do, and don’t rush to replace it!

Recycle

If you’ve done the other tips, you’ll be recycling less, not more. It’s easy to get stuck into a rut where you buy things and think “at least it’s recyclable” but the chance of whatever you’ve thrown in your recycling actually being turned into a new thing is lower than we think and some still ends in landfill.

Environmental Policy

of the United Reformed Church

Green Journey

The Green Energy Saving Scheme

Environmental Policy

of the United Reformed Church

Links to others doing green good things

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