Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of Ecology, is a prophetic presence who challenges us to change our world today. Recognising the Creator God in all creation, he sang the praises of God in his lovely Canticle of Brother Sun. Aware of the impact we have on the environment, in 2009, to reduce our carbon footprint, we installed photo-voltaic panels to generate electricity and solar panels to heat the water.

Surrounding the house we have many water butts to collect rain-water from the roof. This fulfils all our gardening needs. We also have four compost bins where we recycle garden and household waste.

Water-butts collect rain-water for the garden

Composting our kitchen waste

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