April 15, 2008

Rotting Veg Cathedral Promotes Going Green

by Rachael Grant

Thinking about going green? With a slue of companies introducing reusable bags, and charging if you insist on a plastic one, it seems that everywhere you turn people are trying to do their bit to help the environment.

A novel creation by Mark Anderson, a sand sculptor, definitely fits the ‘green’ bill – a scale model of Guildford Cathedral made out of rotting vegetables.

The sculpture was created as part of Surrey’s 3Rs campaign which encourages people to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’.

Anderson, who has in the past created replicas of St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Empire State Building, currently has his 4ft (1.2m) Guildford Cathedral on display at Bocketts Farm near Fetcham, Surrey, where it can be viewed for two weeks.

Head of the 3Rs campaign, Peter Martin, pointed out that while the vegetable replica was original, more practical ways of helping the environment are available.

In particular, the campaign is promoting the creation of home composts, encouraging people to make use of their vegetable peelings, turning them into free fertiliser for their gardens.

Green waste (hedge trimmings and grass cuttings) can be taken to local recycling centres, or in some areas can be collected from the kerb.

Going green has never been so easy!

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