We are just putting the finishing touches on an adapted version of our programme for the new Scottish Episcopal Church “Net Zero Workshops” starting in the autumn. For the first congregations to take part, the workshops will focus on one important part of net zero that also hits finances: energy use in their buildings. They are looking for ten congregations wanting to explore this topic. Past churches taking part have discovered simple things they can do to save energy now and made long-term plans for change – and enjoyed themselves, too. Their workshops are for a group of six to ten people from across the congregation, building users, and local community and take around 6 hours to complete, split over a few sessions.
They are also looking for volunteers who might be interested in helping congregations run their workshops or joining another congregation’s group as a fresh pair of eyes, and then maybe helping their own home church. They especially would like one person in each group to be an engineer who can help the others be practical in their planning and can make sure they understand some very basic facts about heating buildings.
We will run a joint webinar with their new Net Zero Delivery Director in early October to answer questions – here’s a way to sign up for more information, raise your hand as a volunteer, or even apply on behalf of your congregation now.