In 2011, we were focussing on the Environment, and we ended the year with a legacy for the future.
Through December and January we're planting 400 trees on diocesan glebe land. These trees will increase the biodiversity of our land holdings and offset some of the carbon emissions that we generate as a church.
Highlights of the Year of the Environment have included the bird box sent to every church and church school, the Lent Course, the Big Environment Celebration in York Minster in May, and the art exhibition which toured churches throughout the Diocese. Also in the diocese there have been a number of local events organised within deaneries.
We hope that the initiatives and projects from this year will have inspired and equipped you to make changes in your lives and in the life of your church, to care for our world, God's creation. Thank you to all who have taken part.
Graham Andrews, Archbishop’s Advisor for the Environment