Monthly Archives November 2015

Seed to Soil: Cultivating Green Outdoor Spaces. End of Year Fundraiser

“It’s not just a veggie garden – it never was. Our prime focus has always been about to eliminating social barriers to inclusion that prevent individuals, particularly youth, from reaching their potential and maximizing their community involvement.” Lina Chaker, Together we Flourish, Rose City Islamic Centre. A seed holds the future. At Faith & The Common Good (FCG) we’re helping to build a healthy, vibrant one. Faith groups across out networks recognize the important role they can play in planting seeds and nurturing gardens. Whether it is to create pollinator habitat and feed pollinators, or to start a community garden to feed people, faith communities often
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GSS Halton Peel Fall New Program Focus Meeting

Please join us December 3rd as we introduce a new program to this Chapter of Greening Sacred Spaces! Based on feedback from our recent planning workshops held in September and October 2015, we have decided to focus on connecting faith based communities to nature through gardens, including vegetable gardens, pollinator gardens, and serenity gardens. We thank you all for coming out to our previous meetings, and if you haven’t had the chance, we have another opportunity for you to come on board. Your expertise and dedication are highly valuable to us and we encourage you to come share ideas, meet individuals of
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Fossil Free Faith at TSP United Church: An interview with Jeanne Moffat

The Climate Justice group at Trinity St. Paul’s (TSP) United Church has been very, very busy these last few years. Small but mighty (there are about fifteen active members), the congregation launched a five-year plan in 2009, to connect, educate and engage with the community, on climate change issues. The congregation first looked at its 125 year-old heritage building and made some environmental changes affecting energy-efficiency and building practices. In 2011 they organized an eco-fest engaging numerous environmental groups and environmentally-focused businesses, and offering children and youth activities, as well as education sessions on climate change. During the summer of
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