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York church shows the way to go green
9:00am Friday 4th October 2013 in News
A YORK church has become the first in the city to have an “eco-congregation” through its green credentials.
St Luke’s Church in Burton Stone Lane gained the status through the work of its parishioners and the community over the last two years in caring for the environment.
The award was presented by York Central MP Hugh Bayley at the church’s harvest service. Eco-Congregation is a Christian charity and more than 250 churches have been awarded the accolade since it was launched in 2000.
“It’s been great fun planning events on energy reduction, water-saving and recycling, with highlights including the adoption of a tiger and cheetah cubs by the children, litter-picking around the parish, a cycle ride to the Fairtrade cafe at Haxby and the community container gardening project Growing Together,” said Reverend Liz Carrington, vicar of St Luke’s.
“Huge thanks go to everybody, including local businesses, Burton Green and Clifton Green schools and residents who took part, as we couldn’t have done it without them. The award will help us raise awareness of the importance of the green agenda for the next generation.”
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