This Sunday we receive the Five Leaf Clover Award Reward which we were to get when Covid struck 3 years ago. This has been due to the work of the Sustainability Action Group ,formed in 2017 to do all, we as a Church could do to make God’s earth more Sustainable. To get it we did the following:
Installed 2 6kw solar systems to lower our electrical usage
Put low energy lights in the Church, Literacy Centre , Hurley House and Karitane Building.
Put in a low energy Hot Water system into Literacy centre for showers as part of Loaves and Fishes.
Held a Bees Day to encourage bees in our gardens and built Bee Motels 60 people attended 2019
Held a Luncheon to encourage people to eat less meat. 40 people attended in 2021
Built a native garden and installed a 5000 litre water tank
Ran plastic free July over several years to lower the use of plastic.
Achieved 60% of the congregation taking soft plastics back to Woolworths etc until it closed.
Marched with the Students on Climate Change Day.
Displayed banners on the need for Climate change
Spoke to the Baptist Church on reducing plastics
Held service in the Botanic Gardens and Koshigaya Park
Converted all toilets to dual flush.
Converted our rubbish bin to Red, Green and Yellow bins to lower the amount going to the tip
Promoted Colgate bamboo toothbrushes to replace plastic ones.
Wrote to the PM about Climate Change, to a member of parliament to protect Koalas locally and to Campbelltown Council about chemical sprays.
We have a collection point for batteries and used clothes.
Run a FAIR TRADE stall selling reusable products
Promoted a new way of recycling to replace RED CYCLE. Recycle SMART promoted by Council
Now use coffee beans on our gardens rather than tossing them out.