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Church of Scotland: ''Climate Change: Managing Your Carbon Footprint''
Kirk welcomes carbon footprint measures for congregations
The launch takes place on Tuesday (29 September) at St Andrew’s and
Simple measures, such as insulating hot water pipes and recycling materials, can go a long way in reducing carbon emissions, as well as fuel bills, says the report.
Reverend Ewan Aitken, Church and Society Council secretary and
“The Church of Scotland believes congregations can be the catalyst for change in countries in the fight against global warming by actions as well as words.
“This tool is one more step along that journey.”
Keynote speaker at the launch, Stewart Stevenson, Minister for Climate Change, said he too was impressed by the plans:
“Meeting the ambitious targets set by the Climate Change (
“The Eco-congregations initiative enthuses communities across
At the May General Assembly ministers instructed every Church of Scotland congregation to make year-on-year reductions of five per cent in their carbon footprints.