Cathedral gains Eco Church silver award

Chelmsford Cathedral is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Eco Church Silver Level.

We have been working on this for some time, making changes in the way we care for our buildings and in our practices as a community. As work has needed to be done, the Works Committee have kept sustainability high on their agenda: for example, in the Chapter House, dual flush lavatory cisterns, auto shut off taps and movement sensitive lighting have been installed. Lights have been changed to LED; we have reduced our plastic usage and increased recycling. Refreshments provided for lettings are Fair Trade and hospitality uses Fair Trade tea and coffee.

We have much more that we are doing to help play our part in achieving Net Zero by 2030 although in the current financial climate this may be a challenge in some areas. Gradual changes which we are all making soon become a regular pattern so we continue to make our Cathedral a green environment, caring for creation and being good stewards of God’s earth.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has worked hard and made changes so that we can gain this award.


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