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Last updated: 2002-11-12

A joint environmental programme “Partners in Creation”, developed by the Board and the Noah Project, has been identified for an award by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC). The award, which acknowledges projects of wide innovative significance that link environmental and religious concerns, will be received in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness, Prince Philip.

The award is one of twelve “Sacred Gifts” to be presented to organisations from across the world at a celebration to honour Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee. The event will also be attended by the Chief Rabbi of Israel and many senior religious leaders from around the world.

“Partners in Creation” led by Deputy Neville Sassienie is directed to homes, organisations and schools. It is proposed to prepare a user-friendly booklet explaining how to make our homes and lives less harmful to the environment, to draw up an environmental checklist for organisations enabling them to monitor their impact on the environment, and to develop a teaching resource for use in chedarim and Jewish primary schools.

Community Issues Director Marlena Schmool commented: “It is extremely creditable that the Board, together with The Noah Project, has been recognised for such a prestigious award. Care for the environment is a Jewish obligation and “Partners in Creation” will provide essential guidance on environmental issues in line with Jewish teaching.”