St David’s Green Team

The inaugural meeting of the Green Team was held on Tuesday 28th January in the Lady Chapel, with 15 attendees. There was a lively discussion with many ideas to help reduce the environmental impact and make our church more ecologically friendly. It was agreed to work towards the Eco Church  certification and it’s on-line survey and questionnaire provided a good basis for looking at ways to improve and change. We would firstly look to do the easier and more obvious actions such as:

  • Using green and recyclable cleaning products and toilet supplies
  • Greening the churchyard – weeding around the building, re-establish wildflower garden etc
  • Looking at greener transport to the church
      • Car sharing/lifts – especially with loss of College parking
      • information on bus routes and timetables
      • suggested cycle routes and maps/guides
        • 2 more cycle racks have now been added
  • More information on green issues
    • Website
    • Notice boards in church
  • To consider environmental impact/aspects when making PCC decisions
  • Indoor plants to “green” the church
  • Reuse & sharing
    • Clothes swap
    • tools/ handyman sale
    • skills auction

Longer term actions:

There is a Big Green Event at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 22 February.  You are invited to a one-day festival of thought and action at Exeter Cathedral to join up faith and the environment. The aim is to inspire us all to make a difference on climate change and other crucial issues.

Clive and Sue Wilson

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