Eco Church, which has been developed by A Rocha UK together with Tearfund and Christian Aid, was launched in January 2016.
Replacing EcoCongregation, it is an online scheme for helping churches to evaluate their contribution to caring for the environment. It is available free of charge, though donations to A Rocha UK are welcome.
The core component of the resource is an online survey which covers five subject areas:
- Worship and Teaching
- Community and Global Engagement
Also provided are supporting materials and advice to help address any of the issues raised by completing the survey.
Completion of the survey results in points being awarded for each subject area. If the scores in all categories reach the required threshold, this will lead to a bronze, silver, or gold award.
The development of Eco Church by A Rocha helps deliver their vision that all churches should recognise that caring for creation is an integral part of following God and loving our neighbours.
For full details visit the Eco church website