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St. Augustine’s, Whitchurch 2020

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St Augustine’s Church - Environmental Policy – Adopted 10 September 2014         


This Policy is under Review by the P.C.C. of this church


St Augustine’s recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements.  We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and improving our environmental performance with regular reviews.  We will encourage our congregation and the people from the community who use the building to do the same.


Responsibility

St Augustine’s Church - PCC is responsible for ensuring that the environmental policy is implemented, however all ‘church users’ will have a responsibility to ensure that the aims and objectives of the policy are met.


Policy Aims

We endeavour to….

Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements

Monitor and reduce environmental impacts


Objectives


Paper

We will minimise the use of paper, packaging

We will seek to buy recycled & recyclable products and recycle where possible.


Energy & Water [Central Admin]

We will reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible

Lights & electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use

Heating will be adjusted with energy efficient consumption in mind.

The energy consumption & efficiency of new products will be taken into account when purchasing.


Office Supplies [Central Admin]

We will evaluate if the need can be met in another way.

We will favour more environmentally friendly & efficient products wherever possible.

We will reuse & recycle everything we are able to.


Maintenance & Cleaning

Cleaning materials used will be as environmentally friendly as possible

Materials used in refurbishment will be environmentally friendly as possible

We will only use licensed & appropriate organisations to dispose of waste.


Monitoring & Improvement

We will review our stated aims and objectives annually OR earlier if the need arises  



Additional Information:

St Augustine’s building was completed in November 2015 and was built to conform to building regulations in operation at that time which include the environmental impact of the building.  In  addition on the church roof are solar panels which can generate electric power in excess of 7kW under the right conditions.

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