Stratford-Upon-Avon church has become the first Methodist Church in the country to receive the top Gold Eco-Church award from A Rocha. A Rocha is an environmental charity which encourages churches to make changes to improve their climate impact and take action for the environment.
Stratford Church started the Eco-Congregation programme in 2003 and was given 3 awards in the following 12 years. In 2014, the building was refurbished with the aim to be more energy efficient, successfully reducing the carbon footprint of the church premises from 40 to 16 tonnes CO2 annually. The church has also installed solar panels, a ground source heat pump and a rainwater harvesting system to flush the toilets.
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