St Andrew’s Church Arbroath registered as 249th eco-congregation. Welcome!
Welcome to Calderbank Parish Church of Scotland, who registered as 248th eco-congregation!
The Edinburgh network met on Midsummer evening in the Royal Botanic Garden.
They heard from Zeshan Akhter, Scottish Natural Heritage, about ways to promote biodiversity, both as individuals and congregations.
Later, Heather McHaffie, Network Co-ordinator and Scottish Plants Officer at the Botanic Garden, guided them through parts of the Garden.
A beautiful evening in a beautiful space – hopefully to be repeated next year!
St Columba’s Church Airdrie achieved their first Eco-Congregation Award !
Congratulations to St Columba’s Church Airdrie, who gained their first Eco-Congregation award.
Their particular achievements include – The great support for and participation in One World Week over many years. – The extensive practical use of Fairtrade products. – The provision for a wide variety of recycling within the church building – The enthusiasm for and commitment to the programme, which has become embedded in the fabric and life of the church.
Valerie Carson from Keep Scotland Beautiful writes:
Thank you for helping to make National Spring Clean 2010 such a resounding success!
For those of you who love facts and figures… This year 83,668 volunteers took part in 1,406 litter picks across the whole of Scotland during the month of April. That’s more than 1.5% of the Scottish population, who took action to clean up the country this spring. Amazingly, 891 schools and nurseries took part and young people accounted for 79% of participants overall – putting us adults to shame. If you’d like to know more, please see the press releases on our Media Centre .
The campaign has made lots of new friends this year, so welcome if you’re new to the campaign and thanks for your ongoing support if you’d taken part before. We hope to see you all again in 2011!
In the meantime, thanks again for helping to spread the word to your members, colleagues and contacts about how they can take action to help keep Scotland litter-free.
With best wishes