SJP eco-journey slideshow for website OCT 2018

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Eco Church at St James's Piccadilly London

Eco Church at

St James’s

Piccadilly

October 2018


Bulwer’s Petrel

Named for James Bulwer,

naturalist, artist, and

curate at St James’s Piccadilly (1833 – 1839)

Early Eco Church activity


Our Golden score…


Andy Atkins presents Gold Award to the

youngest member of the community – for

her future


Worship and

Teaching


Outdoor liturgy


‘Ice Melt’

Installation for COP21

The Font on

Eco Fun Palace Day


Censing the

Garden


Blessing for Cyclists


Soul Sanctuary in Eco Fun Palace mode


Making wildflower seed

bombs on Rogation Sunday


Eco-contemplative liturgy for Earth Day 2018


Community prayers for Earth Day


Eco-pilgrimage

Learning

with

Hildegard

von

Bingen


Buildings


‘Actions have to change

for words to have

effect’ Justin Welby

National energy use

reduction targets:

20.12% by 2012

42% by 2020

80% by 2050


Some context…

A kWh (kilowatt hour, or ‘unit)

is an amount of energy equal

to 3,600,000 joules

With 1 kWh of energy you can:

* lift 3,600,000 apples from floor to table

* boil an urn for 15 minutes

* provide one square meal


Some context 2…

In 2008:

SJP used 366,820kWh of non-renewable gas

(a lot of apple-lifting,

or 84 years worth of food

for a 4 person household)

By 2015:

this amount

was down to 160,000kWh


Electricity consumption 2009 -2017

kWh electricity

120,000

100,000

80,000

60,000

40,000

20,000

0

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017


Gas consumption 2010 - 2017

kWh gas

400,000

350,000

300,000

250,000

200,000

150,000

100,000

50,000

0

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017


Energy-saving

benchmarking 2008


Energy-saving

benchmarking 2017


Renewable

electricity – from

Ecotricity and our

own roof


Carbon offset – the last action to

take after improving energy

efficiency and committing to

renewable energy generation.

In 2017 we purchased 86 carbon

credits to offset our use of nonrenewable

gas.


Oak, beech,

hornbeam and

field maple

planted on

National Trust

property at

Chalfield, Wilts

and protected

for at least

50 years


Carbon offset – the numbers

Non-renewable gas used at SJP in 2017

CO 2 e emitted as a result

193,600 kWh

35.65 tonnes

Cost of offsetting 1 tonne of CO2 e £18

Total cost (tonnes CO 2 e x £18) £642

Number of trees planted (4 per tonne CO 2 e) 143

Area of woodland established (4 trees per 25m 2 ) 35m 2

Number of Carbon Credits purchased 86


Land


The Southwood Garden


St. James’s


On the London bee-line – developing a continuous

ecosystem of pollinator-friendly planting

St James’s


Birds seen at

St.James’s

Kestrel


Bats

detected at

St James’s


Spot the

bird box


Mother mallard


Mallard and ducklings rescue and transfer

to St James’s Park lake


Leaf Mould

production

courtesy of our 7

mature plane

trees


Our

gardener


Citizen Science

initiatives


Community and

Global


Whittling Skills


Sky Gazing

‘Green Cathedral’


Photosynthesis


Crocheted coral reef


Science


More science


Cloud chamber for

learning about

elementary

particles


Drumming workshop


Ukelele orchestra

and friends


Prayer

flags


Campaigning ahead of

COP21 in Paris


Support for Global Sustainable

Development goals


The People’s (Wet) Walk for Wildlife

September 2018


Tackling food waste: Harvest community lunch for 100

people made entirely from food which would otherwise

have been thrown away - in partnership with City

Harvest and Wholefoods


No waste here


Celebration Lunch


Lifestyle


Cycle Hero!

Heathrow to

Piccadilly

return,

3 days each

week to run a

market stall at

SJP


Compostable everything


Solutionology!

4 top actions

without leaving

your sofa….


1. Sign up to Mission Life Force

Campaigning to make ecocide a

crime under international law


2. Change your energy supplier

There are many companies offering

renewable electricity, and

renewable gas is a growing market


3. Review your banking arrangements

What does your money support?

What do you want it to support?


4. Keep in touch

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