New Year’s Resolution Rewarded With Divine Chocolate

Katherine Pears wins St Michael & All Angels’ 'Green Christmas' competition

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A green New Year's resolution has won a hamper of chocolate for 17-year-old Katherine Pears. She was the winner of the 'Green Christmas' competition at St Michael & All Angels Church, encouraging people to think about ways of being more green this Christmas.

Katherine's tip for a green Christmas was: "Make 'being green' a New Year's resolution. Recycle all your cards and wrapping paper and send any unwanted presents to charity, so nothing is wasted."

She also had to guess the "odd sponsor out" in St Michael's online Advent Calendar, in aid of its Christmas Appeal. Four of the sponsors were actively 'green' - Eco Age in Chiswick High Road, Turnham-Green gourmet gifts, Greentomatocars hire cars, and, who is promoting the Chiswick Eco-Village project.

Eco and Turnham-Green have published their own tips for a green Christmas and New Year. The odd one out was FBL Properties (but they also run a composting scheme at their student houses in Egham, to help the environment!).

"We'd like to thank all our supporters for helping St Michael's Christmas Appeal, and our own efforts to help the environment" said Mother Katherine Hedderly, the curate at St Michael & All Angels, who chairs the church's Green working group.

Mother Katherine is seen above right presenting Katherine Pears with her prize, a hamper of Fairtrade chocolate from Ghana, donated by Divine Chocolate.

January 2, 2009