Monthly Archives June 2015

A Message from Christina Read

In early 2012, the Ontario Trillium Foundation provided the Halton Environmental Network and partners a 3-year grant to establish and grow a Greening Sacred Spaces (GSS) Chapter in South Halton South Peel. I was fortunate to be hired as the Chapter Coordinator and spent 3 years developing and expanding our outreach. With the grant ending in 2015, I have moved into a new role with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. It has been an incredible and humbling experience to see so many passionate individuals and communities. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support
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GSS Halton Peel 2015 Awards Night

Congratulations to Trafalgar Presbyterian Church of Oakville and Port Nelson United Church of Burlington, the recipients of Greening Sacred Spaces South Halton-Peel’s 2015 Green Awards. The celebration took place on Wed. June 10, 2015 at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre in Oakville. Representatives from each church spoke of their achievements and inspirations, also offering advice and words of encouragement to others in attendance. Among many other accomplishments, Port Nelson United has installed an impressive solar system on their roof, and Trafalgar Presbyterian has community garden beds dedicated to growing food to share with the subsidized housing neighbourhood, working with Halton
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It’s a Good FIT: Green Energy Act – FIT and microFIT

Green Energy Act – FIT and microFIT Since the launch of Ontario’s Green Energy Act in 2009, the Ontario Power Authority, now the IESO (Independent Electricity System Operator) has signed about 2,000 small and large FIT contracts with clean energy producers. These contracts total approximately 4,600 MW. In addition, almost 12,000 families, farmers, community groups and small businesses are participating in the microFIT Program. There are also over 130 faith communities that have participated in the program. There seems to be no middle ground with Ontario’s Green Energy Act and the FIT and microFIT programs, if you have an opinion,
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