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 This has been superseded by the Eco Church award.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
Advent Prayer Station – MEG Created an Advent Prayer Station in the Crypt. Called ‘Star of Wonder, Star of Light’ we invited people to add their own prayers during the advent season.
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.
Upcoming MEG Events
Win on Waste – Save your waste and help good causes. Take your items to Wimborne Library on the first Saturday of the month from 10.30 till 12 noon. List of items can be picked up form the Minster or the Library and include plastic bottle tops, stamps, sweet biscuit wrappers, dead pens and felt tips.
Seeds for Harvest – As in previous years MEG will be distributing seeds to encourage the congregation to produce homegrown flowers, fruit and veg for the Harvest Festival.
DonateIT – DonateIT will be at the Minster again in June to collect any PCs. They will erase all the data and 50% of any profit comes back to the Minster.
Green Time Line
A diary of events that have significance for our world in environmental terms.
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