The Minster Environmental Group (MEG) monitors Minster activities with the aim of improving and reducing the church’s environmental impact.
The Minster currently holds the Eco-Congregation Award. This independently-assessed award is designed to affirm good practice in environmental stewardship and helps churches witness to the importance of caring for God’s creation. This has been superseded by the Eco Church award. The Minster is in the process of assessing and applying for this new award.
MEG monitors and advises the church on energy usage as reducing carbon emissions is an on-going process.
Recent MEG Events
Wild about Bees – a talk on the life of the honey bee and what we can do to help all bees.
RSPB big bird count – MEG and God’s Acre team took part in the RSPB bird count. Highlight sightings were a buzzard and a wren. Also a wood mouse we nicknamed Cuthbert.
Waste not want not - a series of talks on 'How to reduce your use of plastic and to recycle more while helping good causes'. There has been a lot in the media recently about our use of plastic and the amount of waste we produce. Speakers from &Keep, Wimborne War on waste, Ideas2action and Dorset scrapstore.
Earth Hour – Did you join us and turn off your power for an hour.
Seeds for Harvest – As in previous years MEG distributed seeds to encourage the congregation to produce homegrown flowers, fruit and veg for the Harvest Festival.
Upcoming MEG Events
Plastic Free Day
The day is: 3rd July 2018
The Theme is: Reducing the amount of single use plastic waste created during lunch.
It’s a small step and a way of seeing if you can make the change and something you will hopefully want to continue. We will provide information on what is classed as single use plastic and how much of these plastics we use. We will also show you what the alternatives are.
- The Plastic Free Challenge
- Challenge yourself to have a Zero Waste Lunch!
- A Zero Waste Lunch is one that uses as little single-use plastic as possible. To go Zero Plastic, you will need to think about what you have for lunch, and how it’s wrapped.
- You might have to do things a bit differently. We’ve provided some tips to get you thinking about reusable containers and plastic-free alternatives!
Follow the link for more help and information.
Winning with waste
Since we launched Wimborne Win on WasteTM in January, following a successful pilot in October, we have collected 99 bags of ‘rubbish’ that has gone to help 15 good causes. We are averaging 45 people donating at each session. The collections join with those from the other Win on WasteTM groups in the area and are then sent to the relevant charities. We will be in Wimborne Library on the first Saturday of every month from 10.30 till 12. The Library will accept donations from when they open on Saturday if you cannot make the time. The list of what we will be collecting in June is below and we would love more people to join us donating. Come and have a chat to us if you are not sure about what we can take. Let’s all make a difference!
Wimborne Win on WasteTM
- Sue Burt and Mike Lunt with the collection form May 5th
Green Time Line
A diary of events that have significance for our world in environmental terms.
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