Monthly Archives April 2016

Update from Fossil Free Faith

I’ve heard many environmentalists talk about how we are now living in a Post-Paris world, referring to the COP21 climate conference which was was billed as “the meeting to save the planet”. But of course the event that really shifted climate conversations in Canada wasn’t December’s Paris conference, it was October’s federal election. The conversation around climate in Canada has shifted, but we’ve yet to see if the response will match the urgency that the science lays out. Which has left Fossil Free Faith asking, What is the role of Fossil Fuel Divestment in this post-election Canada? And, what else
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Greening our Sermons for Earth Day

Earth Day: Earth Day has been celebrated every year on April 22nd since 1970 and has become the most widely celebrated environmental event across the world. Events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day is about appreciating the uniqueness of our planet. On or around this day, various local, national and international activities are conducted to understand the planet’s unique biodiversity and how we protect our nature which includes plants, animals and the environment. Objective: Faith community leaders have the authority, influence and power to change behaviors in their communities. Greening Sacred Spaces (GSS) is seeking ambitious and motivated faith
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St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church: Super Stars in Greening

This report was written by Rev. Margaret Collins for St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, in Crapaud, PEI (Celebrating 175 Years of Worship & Witness 1841 – 2016). It is part of a report prepared for the Anglican Church of Canada’s “Creation Matters” initiative in partnership with FCG, where by with the help of grants through this ACC’s initiative, 19 Anglican Parishes across Canada participated in FCG’s Green Building Audit between 2014 and 2015. 12 of these parishes have had a year to make some of the improvements recommended for their places of worships. These parishes are planning public events to showcase the audit
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