I was involved yesterday in the writing of a press release to tell the world that the church is rubbish... well, at least that, in Glasgow, a church is about to build a new building out of old materials. In an attempt to be very antithesis of the throwaway society, Colston Milton Parish church in Glasgow has just been awarded £42,000 from the Scottish Government's climate challenge fund to see if it can build a new home for the congregation out of the waste around them.
It is a brilliant project which will do much more than simply give the congregation and the community a new resource. It will embed into the very fabric of the community the idea that one persons waste is another persons valuable commodity. It is an idea that is already taking shape in the minds of local people. Apparently even the local street drinkers have been turning up with their empty beer cans at the manse to make their "offering to the Lord!"
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