Activities and Achievements

  • Our Environment Group led a successful project to install solar panels on the Church roof, which are now generating significant power and reducing our electricity bills.
  • In collaboration with Oxford diocese Eco Maney put forward a proposal for disinvestment of C of E funds in fossil fuel companies, a motion eventually accepted by General Synod following the Transition Pathway Initiative.
  • Hosted an aluminium waste recycling service for the congregation before this was offered by Birmingham City Council.
  • We have regular working Garden Parties to keep our Church grounds not just tidy but ecologically diverse.
  • Raised funds to install energy efficient light bulbs in the Church.
  • In September 2017 we encouraged members of St Peter's congregation to complete a carbon footprint lifestyle audit as part of Creationtide. We were delighted with the response as over 50 people participated.  We use Lent as another time at which to offer green ideas to the congregation.
  • Involved in Sutton Coldfield in Bloom 2018 by organising our own 'Maney in Bloom' events, supported by the Town Council. We have carried out a litter pick of the streets surrounding the Church and  brightened up the Church environment with several planters.
  • In 2019 we started the drafting that led to the Climate Emergency Motion at Diocesan Synod; and the diocese action plan for net carbon zero.
  • In 2020 we have been working on how to implement the Deanery Synod Plan to reach net carbon zero; and on improving our links with other churches in Sutton Coldfield who share our eco ambitions,

In recognition of these achievements and others, we are proud to have been awarded the Eco Church Silver Award. 

                                                                  

Solar panels installed on St Peter's church roof.

 

Garden party at work on Tower Walk.

 

Broadcasting seeds on Tower Walk.

Summer plant sale.

   Joint Eco Maney and Eco Sutton stall at Streetly Methodist Church Eco Festival, September 2017.                    

 

          Maney in Bloom 2018 litter pick. Also enthusiastically supported by the Scouts and Cubs! 

 

                                      

 


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