Survey Checklist for local churches

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Local PCCs can use this checklist in Word format (attached) to adopt or adapt when seeking to identify strengths and weaknesses in their approach to environmental responsibilities.

It was first devised in 2010 by the Greenway Benefice by drawing from several sources:

  • Eco-congregation 
  • CofE Shrinking the Footprint 
  • Gloucester Diocese 

It was reviewed in March 2015 and some new questions were added.

The survey checklist now consists of 62 questions covering these topics:

  • churchyard
  • personal lifestyle
  • community outreach
  • overseas concerns
  • lighting in the church
  • exterior lighting
  • heating and insulation
  • transport
  • recycling waste
  • travel lightly
  • purchase fairly
  • invest wisely 

Results can be shown using a RAG system (red, amber and green) where "orange" refers to a specific action plan.

Support is available from the Diocesan Environmental Adviser.