A LEEDS church has taken up a challenge to raise £100 to fund
conservation work in an Ecuadorian rainforest, by staging an
Christian Ecology Link (CEL) has challenged 100 churches to
raise £100 each, to fund conservation work in one of the world's
endangered tropical rainforests. So far, six churches have signed
St Edmund's, Roundhay, in Leeds, chose to support Ecuador, and a
scheme to buy up acres of virgin forest, to create nature reserves,
and hand them over to local NGOs to manage.
Members of the church's green group organised an open-garden
event, with strawberries and cream. It raised £612 - enough to buy
more than six acres of rainforest.
Details of CEL's challenge can be found at www.greenchristian.org.