Our church is registered with Eco Congregation Scotland and we have now achieved a BRONZE AWARD where our ACTION PLAN looks to involve everyone in the congregation.
1. Eco friendly bamboo based toilet paper will be on sale at the Fair trade stall at the end of November. £1 per roll.
2. Introduction to the Sewing Machine – come and make a Morsbag. 13 January 2024, 11am to 3pm, at the Winter Hub. Everyone is welcome – and lunch is provided!
a) WORSHIP & PRAYERS
Care for creation and environmental concerns are part of worship and the Saturday Morning Prayer Group always includes prayers on this matter
b) SHARING INFORMATION
With our Eco Action Noticeboard, Sunday notices, magazine articles and posts on Tranent Church Facebook we look to share ongoing activities
c) CHILDREN, FAMILIES & YOUNG PEOPLE
We help a Primary School Group with litter-picking each month and look to set up class visits to the Tranent Community Garden
We are collecting 4 items in the church which can't be put in roadside collection
1) MILK BOTTLE TOPS (a special use for these)
2) OLD PENS
3) CRISP PACKETS FOR BLANKET PROJECT
4) OLD MATERIAL TO BE MADE INTO SHOPPING BAGS
We have also produced a recycling leaflet with lots of good advice
We plan to restart a monthly Fairtrade Stall for the last Sunday of each month
f) COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
It has been important to link up with other community groups including
TRANENT WOMBLES – champion for litter-picking and inspiring us to have a monthly Saturday morning church group litter-picking and working with a Primary School Group. Details of our next litter pick are on the 'What's On ' page.
TRANENT COMMUNITY GARDEN – now established for 5 years and they are now looking for people to use the garden for events where we have some great ideas
ELCAN (East Lothian Climate Action Network) – has been set up to support communities to create a just, thriving, and resilient future
LIL (low impact living) HADDINGTON – made a request for Tranent folk to be involved in a ReUse Event in March 2023 in Tranent following a very successful Haddington Event
For further information contact Russell McLarty –