Big buzz at UCIC leads to awards

Uniting Church in the City, Wesley Perth has been presented with two Five Leaf Eco-Awards for their role in leading environmental change in the city of Perth.

Among other actions, in the last 12 months the church has installed the largest solar panel installation in the Perth CBD, started a program cooking rescued food to supply a centre for the homeless, installed three 2 000 litre water tanks to flush toilets in their buildings and have built a rooftop garden, including beehives.

They have been recognised for their achievements with the Five Leaf Eco-Awards Basic Certificate and Eco-Worship Awards.

The awards were presented at the Annual Meeting of the Uniting Church WA, held in September, by Jessica Morthorpe, Director of Five Leaf Eco-Awards.

Rev Craig Collas, Minister at Uniting Church in the City, received the awards on behalf of the church.

“There is great passion and concern for the environment within the community, including within churches.

“This year, Wesley has taken up the challenge of seeing what we could do, even with an inner city site, to reduce our carbon footprint and make a difference for the environment. It has been a rich and rewarding experience.”

For more information on the Five Leaf Eco-Awards visit fiveleafecoawards.org.

 

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