We are thrilled to announce that the seventh Eco Church Gold award goes to Cotteridge Quakers. Importantly, this is the first Quaker meeting to achieve the gold standard. Our Church Relations Manager Helen Stephens says, ‘Quakers have a wonderful ethos of seeking to live simply – and in truth, peace and equality – on this earth. There is much we can learn from them. Eco Church is a way of them measuring and celebrating what they are doing as well as giving them more ideas for next steps. Achieving a Gold award requires a significant commitment including wider community involvement. Cotteridge Quakers have embraced it wholeheartedly.’ A huge congratulations to them!
Cotteridge Quakers reduced the carbon footprint of their all-electric building by an inspirational 98% over fifteen years, with its CO2 emissions dropping from 26.4 tons in 2014 to 0.6 tons in 2019. Read more about their achievements here.