Buchlyvie & Gartmore

Parish Churches 

Status - BRONZE

 

Silver applied for -
awaiting evaluation.

ECO tip of the week

Buy locally produced, in-season fruits and vegetables.

 

Links                      

 

ECO Congregation Scotland

 

Transition Stirling - moving to a resilient, sustainable Stirling.

 

Fairtrade Churches  

 

Both Churches have been certified as Fairtrade Churches for using Fairtrade products, spreading the word, and integrating Fairtrade into the life of the Church.

Eco Congregation

The parish churches in Buchlyvie and Gartmore have registered as Eco-Congregations, recognising that, for Christians, caring for the Earth is a proper response to a loving creating God. Eco-Congregation Scotland provides a variety of helpful resources and ideas. Just before Lockdown we had put out a survey, enquiring about measures to reduce home energy use, to start to gauge interest and build a bank of people who would share their experiences, good or bad, with others considering similar measures. To offer your experience or consult others, please make contact by using the church email address.

 

As conditions allow we would hope to arrange community events or workshops on such topics as upcycling, growing food, repairing and altering clothes, home composting, reducing your carbon footprint, cooking with leftovers or maybe even toolshare schemes or swapshops. To do this we need a small team of people concerned about environmental issues, from any church or none. Events would be for the whole community so the wider the representation the better. If you would be happy to be involved in any way please get in touch by using the church email address.

Greening Buchlyvie

Please click on picture on right for details

 

Both Churches apply for silver
2023-12-01 Both Churches have submitted applications to be assessed for their silver awards.
Churches awarded Fairtrade status
2023-07-01 Both Churches have been certified as Fairtrade Churches for using Fairtrade products, spreading the word, and integrating Fairtrade into the life of the Church.
Bronze award in the papers
2022-08-01 The recent bronze award is in the Stirling Observer
Bronze Awards
2022-05-01 Both Churches have been awarded bronze ECO Congregation status as of April 2022.