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Eco Church


"The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it"    (Psalm 24:1)


We believe we are stewards of God's earth, with a responsibility to look after it.

Trinity is working to improve its ecological footprint.  To help us we are using "Eco Church" - a scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.  By measuring our performance against the Eco Church standards we hope we will be both inspired and challenged to improve.  You can read more about Eco Church here.

You can view a video outlining the Eco Church scheme, from its launch at St Paul's Cathedral, here.

The Eco Church scheme has certified Trinity as meeting its Bronze standard.  We have challenged ourselves to at least reach silver and are putting together a plan to work towards this.

We will welcome any comments, questions or ideas for action that will help us improve our ecological footprint.  Can we get to "Silver"?

Comments can be sent using the "Contact" form on the web site or contact Ruth MacLaren...

So what can I do to help combat Climate Change?


In May 2024 we held an awareness-raising workshop together with Sutton Climate Friends.   They offered this linked list of actions we can all take.  Try to do at least one new thing you haven’t done before!

Why not test your own awareness and try this simple true/false quiz?  (Answers below)

True or False????

  1. We’ve had a lot of hot summers in the past few years but none were as hot as the summer of 1976.

  2. Living car-free reduces carbon emissions, on average, more than taking one fewer long-haul flight a year.

  3. Eating fruit grown locally, and in season, can reduce its carbon footprint by as much as 750%.

  4. Wild mammals make up only a quarter of the world’s mammals, with three quarters being ourselves and our larder of livestock.

  5. The biggest contribution to greenhouse gas emissions in Sutton is from domestic gas use.

  6. Consumer behaviour change has only a small role to play in combating climate change, really it’s all down to big industries and government to change.

  7. The wealthiest tenth of the global population is responsible for nearly half (48%) of all greenhouse gas emissions, whilst the poorest half of the world's population emits less than 12% of total greenhouse gases.

  8. Small island developing states such as Cuba and Tuvalu are 150 times more likely to be displaced by extreme weather disasters than communities in Europe.

You can see the answers and some background information at this link.


Our Bunker youth group have recently completed building a "Bug Hotel" in the grounds, helping to protect our wildlife diversity.

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