St Andrew’s is committed to protecting the environment. We are on a journey towards becoming more environmentally-friendly and will develop this aspect of our church life over the coming months and years. In the meantime, we are committed to the following goals:
- We will identify environmental issues in Enfield and recommend appropriate action.
- We will undertake an ‘environmental audit’ of our premises and property
- We will make a list of the most significant aspects of the natural world for which we are responsible, and devise appropriate plans to care for them.
- To respond in any other appropriate ways to environmental matters as part of our ongoing mission.
These goals will be underpinned by the following Environmental Principles:
- The PCC will work with to develop an Environmental Policy that has practical and meaningful commitments.
- We will support the work of local and national environmental organisations, and keep abreast of current environmental affairs, legislation and best practice.
- We will seek ways to assess the value of our land and property for wildlife, and to manage them to conserve biodiversity, wherever possible.
- We will encourage all suppliers and contractors to take environmental concerns into account in their work.
- We will encourage environmentally-friendly forms of transport, walk, cycle, use public transport, share cars, keep journeys to meeting venues short, and keep fossil fuel emissions as low as we can.
- We will maintain and, where possible, improve our buildings to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and our contribution to climate change.
- We will seek ways to reduce consumption, and use, re-use, repair and recycle materials.
- We will avoid using water unnecessarily and check for leakages regularly.
We will continue to ensure that our approach actively supports the prevention of pollution and we will conduct our activities in full knowledge of, and compliance with, applicable environmental and energy regulations.