Monthly Archives September 2015

Together we Flourish: A Shared Place to Connect, Share, and Grow.

Guest post by Lina Chaker, youth at Rose City Islamic Centre It started out with a team of 5 young girls who have never grown any food before. With a seed in one hand and ambition in the other to create a safe, utilitarian space for residents to gather and promote interconnectedness, we were motivated to discover what we could do to transform an under-utilized area into a place that stimulates growth, connection, and sharing both food and experiences. From a local community garden in Windsor, the Ford City Community Garden, we learned that food can act as catalyst for
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Taking care of creation by restoring the urban water cycle

Guest post by Alix Taylor, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Green Communities Canada Scattered throughout our cities are multiple places of worship that vary in age and structural condition. As places of community, solace and shelter we should consider how to make these buildings resilient in the face of climate change. There are many innovative ways that buildings and properties can be protected from water damage while reducing our impact on the environment. Green Communities Canada (GCC) and our members have developed a suite of resources and initiatives that support individual residents, churches, schools and businesses to make changes to land and buildings,
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Divestment

By Lucy Cummings, Executive Director, Faith & the Common Good. Hosting faith community discussions about fossil fuel divestment has been the main focus of Fossil Free Faith’s work this year. Faith & the Common Good is a founding partner in Fossil Free Faith — a multi-faith, inter-generational consortium made up of passionate volunteers from around Canada supporting and engaging one another and our faith institutions about climate justice, fossil fuel divestment / reinvestment, and the role of bold faith in strengthening our shared future. Given the recent divestment decision by the United Church of Canada (General Council) and the hundreds of
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