Read stories from parishes and Local Shared Ministry Units about energy audits, actions taken, home assessments and community gardens.
Sustainability Newsbites from around the Diocese
All Saints Ponsonby took bold actions towards sustainability when constructing their new vicarage and adjacent homes.
A timely focus on Care of Creation during Lent 2013 led to some big improvements in sustainability for St Peter’s.
St Francis, Titirangi “were all intrigued to see how ‘green’ they might be” before inviting the Sustainability Field Worker to assess their church.
“We were very interested to note that our lighting load had the greatest impact on our power usage”.
St Andrew’s connects sustainability with actions through their Guide Garden and youth campaigns against climate change.
Orakei engaged the Sustainability Field Worker to assess their church buildings and operations, as well as the vicarage.
Through a Lent study Papakura challenged themselves about their use of water, energy, waste, transport, shopping and ecology.
St Peter’s Pakuranga are enthusiastic about Caring for Creation in practical ways and engaging with their community.
St Aidan’s investment in energy efficient Heat Pumps is reflected in relatively low winter heating and additional winter lighting costs,
A “can do” attitude to sustainability is a feature of St Columba with their thriving Community Garden, Te Māra.