Monthly Archives April 2015

Morningside-High Park Presbyterian’s Environmental Leadership Celebrated

2015 Greening Sacred Spaces award presentation to Allan Prittie and the Green Team at Morningside-High Park Presbyterian Church on April 20, 2015 (above).  They earned the award for their environmental excellence; they have done a solar panel installation, energy retrofit and a large community garden.  Check out the video below to learn how their community environmental projects, like their edible garden, have helped them grow as a congregation.
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The Green Khutbah Campaign

The Green Khutbah Campaign aims to mobilize Muslims to become responsible stewards of the environment by caring for all of God’s creations. On Friday April 24th, 2015, Imams are being requested to deliver a Khutbah (sermon) on an environmental topic to raise awareness on the challenges facing humanity. The focus of the campaign is threefold: 1) To raise awareness about the current state of the environment today. 2) To highlight the contributions Islam can bring towards the environmental movement. 3) To provide proactive tools that the Muslim community can adopt into their daily lives. Join the growing world-wide movement of Muslims who are returning
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Solar Survey Summary

Renewable Energy Revival for Faith Communities Survey collection dates: February 17 – March 13, 2015 Total # of questions: 23 Total distribution: 80 faith communities Total responses: 20 faith communities Response rate: 25%   General Project Details: The vast majority of faith communities (90%) installed a microFIT sized project (10 kW). There was 1 FIT project with a 60 kW installation. There was also one single net-metering installation of 720 watts. 50% of respondents installed early on and locked in the highest price of $0.802 per kWh for the duration of the 20 year microFIT contract. The remaining respondents received
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Spirited Climate Action: An Interfaith Dialogue (7:30pm, May 1, Toronto)

Do you have a spiritual practice, religious faith, or ethical philosophy that informs your relationship to the environment? Are you struggling with climate justice burn-out? Would you like insight into the environmental perspectives of other world religions? Please join our distinguished global panel for an evening of interfaith dialogue and Q&A, centered on the relationship between spiritual practice and climate action. Title: “Spirited Climate Action: An Interfaith Dialogue” Date: Fri., May 1, 2015, 7-9pm Place: University of Toronto Multifaith Centre To find out more: http://www.spiritedclimateaction.ca/
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