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 (http://www.commongrace.org.au) 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!
Sunday 30th of October 2016
Swan View Uniting Church (WA) was presented with their Five Leaf Eco-Awards Basic Certificate today!
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!
17th July 2016
Announcing: Brunswick Uniting Church in Melbourne has been presented with three of our prestigious Five Leaf Eco-Awards!
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.
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: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/1167E0/ab/b5TZS9
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) gmail.com to see how we can help!
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