Monthly Archives May 2015

Small Church Garden, Big Neighborhood Impact

Going green can mean big changes, or small ones, says Rev. Marian Lucas-Jefferies, coordinator of the Environmental Network of the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. A community garden at St. John’s Anglican Church in North Sydney is an example of a relatively simple project that has a wide impact in the neighbourhood, she said. It began when the congregation was left with a vacant lot after tearing down the parish hall, said church member Paula Evans-Bragg, who worked on the project with parishioners Debbie Strickland and Betty Mansfield . Initially they planned a community green space
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From the Heart.

By Maisaloon Al-Ashkar with Fossil Free Faith, Vancouver. As a young, Muslim, Palestinian woman of colour in North America, everything that defines who I am is essentially under attack. I’m often faced with oppressive, preconceived notions that place me in restrictive circumstances where I’m expected to ‘justify’ and ‘defend’ every part of my identity, which is emotionally, mentally, and physically draining. This struggle has even made its way to environmental & social justice movements, as the marginalized communities I identify with are often missing from the picture. And I’m certainly not the only one who feels this way. These lived
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Celebrating Water Together!

WATERSHED (produced by Robert Redford) is a documentary that tells the story of the Colorado river which supports millions of people, the crisis it faces and the people who are giving it new hope. On the occasion of World Water Day, Fo Guang Shan Temple, Mississauga and Community Environment Alliance (through Greening Sacred Spaces) screened the film in both Mississauga and Markham to raise awareness about our precious resource. The audience learned that the Colorado river no longer reaches its delta. They were encouraged to make a change in their own lives to conserve water. This is the second consecutive year that the Fo Guang Shan
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