The Common, Holmer Green, HIGH WYCOMBE, HP15 6TD

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Environmental Policy

In order to work out our faith and fulfil our responsibility for the stewardship of God's creation,

we commit ourselves to the following actions.


Awareness and Commitment
  • to encourage HGBC in all our activities to comply with all relevant environmental recommendations for good practice

Energy and Water
  • to ensure energy is used efficiently and wherever possible reduce its use

  • to encourage the increased use of renewable energy

  • to use water efficiently and with care

  • to avoid pollutants entering the drainage system

  • to reduce the production of material waste including unnecessary packaging

  • to encourage re-use, repair and recycling of materials including organic waste

  • to dispose of waste in a safe and responsible way

Materials and Resources
  • to buy products which are made in accordance with the principle of using material in a sustainable way and to use locally-made goods as far as this is possible and practicable

  • to buy products from sources that adhere to principles of fair trade with those within poorer countries

  • to take into account the lifetime costs of materials when repairing, altering or rebuilding premises

  • to maximise the proportion of paper used from sustainable sources and recycled materials

  • to offer electronic communication as an alternative to paper for those who are suitably equipped

Natural and Built Environment
  • to take appropriate opportunities to conserve and enhance the natural and built environment

  • to engage with local planning developments where these affect the environment

  • to encourage the renewal and enhancement of the local environment

  • to be sensitive to the impact of church activities on the local environment

  • to make every effort to reduce air pollution and energy consumption resulting from the use of the car by avoidance of unnecessary travel and the use of energy-efficient vehicles

  • to explore undertaking the work of the denomination and local church in ways which reduce the need for travel particularly by car and encourage the use of public transport

  • to share car transport wherever possible.