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Green Apostles

and God saw that it was good

Welcome to Green Apostles, the environmental 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 

Seasons of Creation – Session 2: Creation and Reflection – available now

The season of Creation-tide, also known as the Season Of Creation, has its origins in the Eastern Orthodox Church which in 1989 declared September 1st as a day of prayer for creation. Over the following decades, as awareness of the present ecological challenges facing...

NEW!!!: Seasons of Creation – Session 1: Mountains and Stillness – available now

The season of Creation-tide, also known as the Season Of Creation, has its origins in the Eastern Orthodox Church which in 1989 declared September 1st as a day of prayer for creation. Over the following decades, as awareness of the present ecological challenges facing...

Eco Bricks

The ecobrick – a novel and versatile way of using waste plastics by Richard Pearce, URC Mersey Green Apostle Ecobrick The problem of plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways and the consequential damage caused to marine life have been well publicised. Here’s one...

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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

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