St Anselm of Canterbury Anglican Parish Kingsley-North Woodvale WA

From the Wanneroo Weekender:

“Power to change


St Anselm

Eco smart parishioners Debbie Clark, Christine Hethrington, Jessica Morthorpe and Carole Lovejoy learnt about how to save the planet and reduce their power bills.

THE Anglican parish of Kingsley-North Woodvale has won two Five Leaf Eco-Awards for making an environmental difference.

St Anselm of Canterbury parishioners installed and promoted solar panel use.

They organised training on how to reduce energy use, with talks on environmental themes during Sustainable September, and eco-tips in pew-sheets.

The church is the sixth in WA – and the second Anglican parish – to receive the award as part of an ecumenical environmental change program.

Presenting the awards, founder-director Jessica Morthorpe said she was happy to reward another church for eco action.

“So often in the environmental movement all we hear are bad news stories, so it’s great to be able to celebrate with the parish and to encourage those who have worked so hard in this church and others like it to care for creation,” she said.

“Together, I believe these churches can make a real difference. I’m looking forward to seeing the continuing rapid growth of the church greening movement in Australia over the next few years.”

About 26 churches are involved in the national non-competitive program, which began in 2008 to help, inspire and reward environmental action.

Kingsley-North Woodvale parish hopes to achieve more of the six awards on offer.”



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