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Three Churches Receive Five Leaf Eco-Awards!

August 2021

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The Five Leaf Eco-Awards are turning 10!

November 2018

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Clarence Uniting Church to be the first church in TAS presented with Five Leaf Eco-Awards

October 2018

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Pilgrim Uniting Church becomes first church in SA presented with Five Leaf Eco-Awards

October 2018

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St John’s Anglican Cathedral Brisbane becomes first church in QLD presented with Five Leaf Eco-Awards

July 2018

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Nightcliff Uniting Church becomes first church in NT presented with Five Leaf Eco-Awards

June 2018

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Adamstown Uniting Church receives third award!

May 2018

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St Luke’s Uniting Church, Highton VIC recognized for a decade of work for the environment

February 2018

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South Sydney Uniting Church receives awards

January 2018

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Merewether Uniting Church NSW presented with awards

November 2017

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Uniting Church in the City, Wesley Church WA awarded for bees and largest solar panel installation in the Perth CBD

September 2017

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Pinjarra Uniting Church WA receives Five Leaf Eco-Awards

March 2017

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Yearly Wrap-Up: 2016

This year has been a wonderfully exciting time for the Five Leaf Eco-Awards! We have presented awards to three new churches in VIC, WA and NSW, as well as receiving sign ups or submissions from another 20 new churches. We look forward to presenting many of these churches with their awards in 2017.

It has never been hotter for churches to go green with the Five Leaf Eco-Awards :p

Don’t forget to check back here regularly as these exciting developments continue!

30th November 2016

Check out this new video by Common Grace ( about our founder, Jessica Morthorpe:

Sunday 6th November 2016

Adamstown Uniting Church (NSW) were presented with their Five Leaf Eco-Awards Basic Certificate and Eco-Worship Awards today!

Read all about it here.


Sunday 30th of October 2016

Swan View Uniting Church (WA) was presented with their Five Leaf Eco-Awards Basic Certificate today!

Read all about it here.


10th September 2016

The Uniting Church Synod of Western Australia, at its annual meeting, has passed a resolution encouraging all its churches to participate in the Five Leaf Eco-Awards!

We look forward to helping lots of Uniting Churches in Western Australia to achieve their awards!

Read the full resolution here.


17th July 2016

Announcing: Brunswick Uniting Church in Melbourne has been presented with three of our prestigious Five Leaf Eco-Awards!

Read all about it here.


May 2016

World Environment Day Resource 2016 now available!

UnitingJustice’s World Environment Day Resource for 2016 is now available. Written by a collection of people, including our director, Jessica Morthorpe, this annual resource helps churches to easily plan an environment themed worship service to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) or at anytime during the year. This year, WED is on Sunday 5th of June, and the theme of the resource is ‘Together for a World Made Whole’. You can download the resource here:

Please spread word of the resource to your networks and let us know if you used the resource, and any feedback you have.

Also, if you would like to read two extra exciting stories of hope, which had to be cut from the resource due to a lack of space, please click here.


February 2016

Launching: Our Sixteen Green Churches in 2016 Campaign!

In 2016 we would like to bring 16 new churches on board to help grow our church greening movement. To do this we need some cash for advertising so we can get the word out there! Too many churches have never heard about our program, and they are missing out on an amazing chance to be empowered to make a difference and to celebrate together when they achieve an award.

If you would like to help us to save the environment and empower these important community groups please visit our FundRazr page here:

Or if you think your church might qualify for an award, or if your church has taken any action for the environment and is interested in doing more, please email us today at fiveleafecoawards (at) to see how we can help!


October 2015

An award presented to St Saviour’s Anglican Church on Saturday 10th of October 2015 has made it the first church in regional Western Australia to receive a Five Leaf Eco-Award… Read more here

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