Friends of Sustainable Harborough Community
These local groups share our values and operate in collaboration with our vision.
Eco Church - Harborough
Eco Church is part of A Rocha, Portuguese for 'rock' where it began. It provides an online survey and supporting resources designed to equip our churches to express our care for God’s world in our worship and teaching; in how we look after our buildings and land; in how we engage with our local community, so joining SHC as a Friend is a natural progression and in global campaigns, and in the personal lifestyles of our congregation.
The actions we take will count towards a prestigious Eco Church Award at Bronze, Silver or Gold level. Complete our Eco Survey to gauge where our churches currently are in relation to the three different levels.
Our vision is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully.
Elderberries: Community Garden
Elderberries Community Garden is additional details submitted to this site earlier today.
Harborough Woodland Community Volunteers
Responsibly increasing regional tree and hedge cover where possible without cost to the landowner. We are ambitious, keen to build synergy between the isolated talents and empower the unlimited community capacity. We are passionate about people, wildlife and their future. Our priorities are befriending landowners, community groups, government agencies and charities. Finding and helping to implement opportunities in school, large area natural flood management and agroforestry schemes. We're promoting all best practice. We are planning support for green social prescribing and training to create employment.
Market Harborough Fairtrade Town
We encourage and support individuals, shops, businesses, schools and churches to buy, sell and use Fair Trade products. Fair trade works to raise the voices of producers and prioritise what they need to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in already vulnerable communities.
Market Harborough Master Composters
Master Composters are here to help any resident of Market Harborough who wants to start composting at home, or to people who are already home composting and may be having difficulties or need encouragement. We are part of the Leicestershire Master Composters Scheme.
Parish of the Transfiguration
There are 2 churches in the parish both of which are working towards the Arocha Eco Church Award Scheme. The award encourages churches and church communities to review their behaviour and impact on God's World and supports behaviour change to reduce the church and it's members impact on the environment. The award themes include Worship and Teaching, the church buildings, the management of church land, global and community engagement and lifestyle.