Eco Church Programme

Leader: Emmanuel Douglas Turkson

Summary

The Eco Church is a reward scheme designed to assist churches that want to demonstrate their care for God’s creation within their worship, their church compound, and the community around them.

The Church performs simple environmental tasks which earn them points for rewards. These tasks are in the form of an environmental assessment tool designed along with the areas of church development. E.g. Faith Consistent Use of Asset, Education, Wisdom, Lifestyle, Media and Advocacy, Partnership, Celebration.

 

Inception Workshop

On April 28, 2022 an inception workshop was held. The meeting brought together heads of various churches. The purpose of the meeting was to raise awareness and sensitize church leaders on the programme.

Inception Workshop

At this inception meeting, an assessment tool was developed by the Umbrella Churches to be used as indicators for assessing their environmental consciousness.

Concept

This program is designed to guide Churches and their members to become eco-friendly. Being Eco-friendly is being a friend to the environment and trying innovative ways in which one can reduce our carbon footprint and help save the environment. By acting on the simple tasks, the Church reduces its carbon footprint and also saves a lot of money.

The actions taken will count towards a reward in three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

The vision is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbors and following God faithfully.

Inception workshop

Deputy National Director, Mr. Daryl Bosu speaking on the need for Churches to be more involved in Creation Care.

“The whole idea is to get churches to be friendly to the environment. Being eco-friendly is being a friend to the environment and employing innovative ways that can reduce carbon footprint to help save the environment."

Mr. Daryl Bosu

Inception Workshop

General-Secretary of the council, Rev. Dr Cyril G. K. Fayose expressed concern over the wanton destruction of the environment and called on churches to use the pulpit to educate members on the need to protect the forests and water bodies.

Awards

The actions taken will count towards a prestigious Eco Church Award at Bronze, Silver, or Gold level. Each level has its own sets of indicators for assessment.

Level1- Bronze: 5 Thematic Areas e.g., Faith Consistent Use of Asset, Education, Wisdom, Lifestyle, Celebration. Each theme has 5 indicators for assessment. Together, there will be indicators to be completed in other to qualify for a bronze award. This award will be given to the church in a form of a plaque or a Participation certificate.

Level 2- Silver Award: 6 Thematic Areas e.g., Faith Consistent Use of Asset, Education, Wisdom, Lifestyle, Celebration, Media, and Advocacy. Each thematic area will have 8 sets of indicators for assessment. There will therefore be 48 indicators for assessment. 25 of the indicators are picked from level 1 i.e., bronze indicators

Level 3- Gold Award: thematic Area.  E.g., Faith Consistent Use of Asset, Education, Wisdom, Lifestyle, Media and Advocacy, Partnership, Celebration. Each thematic area will have 10 sets of indicators for assessment. There will be therefore 70 indicators for assessment.

Registered Churches

  1. Atomic Hills United Church
  2. United Church- Teshie Nungua Estate
  3. A.M.E Zion Church-
  4. Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana-
  5. A.M.E Zion Church- Bishop Alleyne
  6. A.M.E Zion Church- Aggrey Memorial

Registration Process

Click on the LINK  to register.

Or Scan the QR Code to access the forms

For more information contact Emmanuel for any assistance

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 0240910897

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