Auckland brethren help green the environs
By MARISHEL BONGARES and MARK ANDRO T. MILAN
Date Posted: July 7, 2021
“It’s great to have you again,” said Ms. Alanah Mullin, stream ranger and representative of EcoMatters Environment Trust, an environmental organization in Auckland. “The project you are helping us today is for the streams in Klein Eden, the restoration of our local suburban stream.”
She said this to the Church Of Christ members from the Local Congregation of Auckland, Ecclesiastical District of New Zealand who, despite the cold weather that greeted them on the morning of June 15, 2021, conducted a tree-planting activity.
Led by the resident minister and district Christian Family Organizations overseer, Brother Edgar Hernandez, the brethren, together with doctrinal instructees and prospective members, planted silver tree-fern at Ceramco Park.
Asked about the significance of activities like these, Ms. Mullin said that what is “important is awareness, being involved. People drive along here, they see green … that’s actually New Zealand native plants, and it’s part of a habitat. It might be in the middle of the city, but we can still have biodiversity looking after our streams. You understanding and being part of it is fantastic; having your Church in Klein Eden, thank you.” — With reports from INC News Section