Eco Church

Eco Church is a multi-denominational movement aimed at helping care for God's creation by promoting changes likely to lessen our environmental impacts.

We aim to encourage wildlife and habitat diversity in our grounds, to reduce energy use and waste. To minimize the use of harmful chemicals and to promote these activities within the communities that we serve.

Hest Bank united reformed church and the Anglican churches of St Wilfrid’s Halton, St Luke’s Slyne With Hest and St Saviour’s Aughton are working together with other parishes in the region to meet these goals, to conserve, to nourish and to protect our precious, God-given environment.

Reduce, Reuse Recycle:

The less packaging we use, the less transportation needed and the less food we waste will all help us minimise our environmental impacts. These pages give some suggestions for local shops and home-delivery services who try to minimise their environmental impact. Sometimes it is a trade-off. Don’t let perfection be the enemy of good.



Single Step, Penny Street, Lancaster

A whole food cooperative. Stocks a wide range of dried foods and spices, cleaning products and personal care products. Staff are very helpful!

The Happy Turtle, Wobarrow Road, Heysham

Zero waste and Eco store in Heysham, also supply food sources as locally as possible.

The Zero pantry, Finkle Street Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale

Stock lots of dried foods, oils, cleaning products, cosmetics. Lots of local goods on offer


Big Green Smile

Only mail order (orders over £55 are postage free). Downside – goods are shipped from Belgium. Delivery is usually within 4 days.

Stocks wide range of products: cleaning products, personal care, health care, mother and baby.

Green Gardener

Mail order only. Wide range of garden and garden-related products.

Who Gives a Crap

Recycled/bamboo toilet paper and tissues. 

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