St Alban's Church

Churchill Parken 11, Langelinie, DK 1263, Copenhagen, Denmark | Map

 


Today is: Tuesday 16th, 2019

Current Action

The first changes to be made at St. Alban’s have been simple changes designed to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. On Ash Wednesday, a ‘Lights for Lent’ campaign was started, with over 40 light bulbs in the church being replaced with low energy bulbs (thanks to a kind donation from one of the members of the congregation), increasing efficiency and saving money at the same time.

As some people might have noticed already, we no longer drink our coffee from plastic cups, but from paper ones instead. We hope that before too long, the coffee and tea served in the cups will be organically grown and bear the Fairtrade stamp. If you’re looking to help the environment by increasing the number of organically produced and Fairtrade goods that you buy, then help is on its way on this website. A car share scheme has also been launched through the church notice boards, so those members of the congregation for whom public transport is difficult can reduce carbon emissions and forge new friendships in the process! A recycling bin has been set up in the vestry for paper products, and a compost bin for the church’s garden waste. The church magazine and fliers will be printed on recycled paper from March 2008; and we will be using recycled toilet paper, and environmentally approved soaps and detergents only.

The Task Force is already in contact with other church communities in Copenhagen in a bid to sound them out on their environmental policies, and hear if they would like to join us in trying to promote ecumenical and multi-faith events in connection with the Copenhagen Summit in December 2009.

The Council will discuss new initiatives as they arise. The second leg of the audit, the audit of St. Alban’s House, has been carried out, and the report is currently being written with recommendations for further changes.

In the medium and long term, the Task Force have been asked to look into the possibility of using alternative non-carbon sources and forms of energy; the circumstances at the church relating to sewage and water; excluding draughts; improving insulation and assessing facilities for cyclists at the church.