Terrigal Uniting Church

Terrigal Uniting Church were presented with their Five Leaf Eco-Awards Basic Certificate at the Uniting Church NSW/ACT Synod meeting on Saturday 6th of July 2019. Some of their many environmental projects recognised include:

  • Conservation Covenant on bush area, including significant bush regeneration work.
  • Native bee hives
  • Establishing a Bush Tucker Garden
  • Educating the congregation on recycling
  • Changed to Who Gives A Crap (sustainable toilet paper company)
  • Installed reverse cycle air conditioners to reduce our electricity consumption (compared to fan heaters)
  • Changing  lights to LED,
  • Did a detailed waste audit & found almost half of our waste is food scraps,
  • Bought a composter “the earthmaker” for our scraps
  • Solar panels and water tank
  • Getting quotes to install MORE solar panels to further reduce their reliance on the grid
  • Created nesting boxes for wildlife

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