Carlops has been an eco-congregation since 2004. Eco work brings us into contact with similarly minded people and helps us to build relationships throughout the community. In 2018, Carlops became the first church in Scotland to gain a gold award from Eco-congregation Scotland.

Our Eco Group organises activities including a Carlops “Litter walk”; gardening to maintain and improve the immediate surroundings of the church; a wide-ranging programme of recycling activities; and arranging talks and workshops on environmental and humanitarian issues.  Membership of our Eco Group is open to everyone; contact us if you would like to participate.

Our Eco group also works with other environmental groups in the community, including Sustainable West Linton and District, which led the establishment of an apiary and fruit-planting in the Rock Field in Carlops in 2022.

Eco-Congregation Scotland is a movement of Scottish church congregations, of all denominations and none, committed to addressing environmental issues. As part of its work, it runs an informative series of webinars on helping the environment, with a particular emphasis on climate change.

Carlops Eco-services
Every year Carlops Church’s Eco Group designs and delivers a service on an environmental theme chosen by its members. We make these services freely available. We hope that they may help others in worship and in thinking about the environment.