Listed below are some examples of iniatives that parishes have taken to become more sustainable. Be inspired!
St Philip's, Annerley - Church grounds have been regenerated and now contain a completative garden walk and a community vegetable garden. Rainwater tanks and solar hot water have also been installed.
Church of the Good Shepard, Logan - A nature education trail was built.
St Clement's on the Hill, Stafford - Two groups within this parish, St Clement's Bushwalkers and the Friends of Creation group, are helping people reconnect and value our natural environment. There are also environmental hints included in each week's pew sheet.
St Luke's, Collingwood Park - Rainwater tanks have been installed, one of which is connected to the toilets. Drip irrigation lines from the tanks provides water for the extensive landscaped grounds, that also benefit from the compost heap.
Church of the Holy Spirit, Kenmore/Brookfield - Riparian restoration work has been undertaken for the benefit of the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly. Once common in Brisbane, this beautiful butterfly is now listed as Vunerable due primarily to clearing of the Richmond Birdwing Vine and the introduction of weeds in its place. The reinstatement of this food plant is encouraging the Richmond Birdwing back to its former home.
All Saint's, Arana Hills - Rainwater tanks have been installed and native planting undertaken on the grounds.
St Hugh's, Inala - A community vegetable garden has been established.
St Bart's, Mt Gravatt - Rainwater tanks now provide the water for flushing the toilets in the hall, and the gardens now contain mostly native plants.
St James, Toowoomba - A 2.16 kW system of photo-voltaic cells on the hall provide electricity, with any excess generated fed back into the energy grid. This iniative has been complemented by the installation of power saving devices. Rainwater tanks have been installed as well.
St Mary's, Redcliffe - Ecumenical services for the environment were held as a contribution to Hay's Inlet Festival.