Magazine article Anglican Journal

'Walking School Bus' Idea Wins Parish Green Award

Magazine article Anglican Journal

'Walking School Bus' Idea Wins Parish Green Award

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ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL

London

The first parish in England to be named the Green Church of the Year took steps to reduce its carbon footprint 18 months ago with a "walking school bus" scheme for adults to walk children to school rather than driving them there.

Sixty separate daily car journeys have been eliminated since Rev. Cathy Horder and other leaders set up a roster to escort the children to school

Since then Holy Trinity (Anglican) Church at Cleeve near Bristol in southeast England has switched to a green energy supplier, run its own recycling scheme and campaigned against the extension of Bristol airport.

"Caring for creation is a neglected mark of mission. The gap between what is perceived as Christianity and green issues needs to be closed," Ms. Horder said in the Church Times newspaper which organized the Green Church Awards in association with environmental and campaigning organizations.

As overall winner of the awards, the church received a 500 pound ($1,030 Cdn) cheque at a Nov. …

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