Monthly Archives July 2016

A Green Vision

“Who knew that our roof could make money for our church with energy from the sun?” commented Ken Clevely, a member at Trinity United Church in Acton, Ontario, about the church’s solar panels. The installation was an important step in implementing our vision, Greening Trinity United Church in Acton! In 2013, we undertook a green audit through Greening Sacred Spaces, an interfaith network, which provided us with valuable, third-party research. Faced with the cost of replacing the church’s asphalt roof, we decided to install a permanent steel roof. We imagined solar panels on the south-facing profile of our church. Trinity’s
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GSS Halton Peel May & June Events

The Greening Sacred Spaces Halton Peel Chapter has started hosting workshops and events around gardens and gardening. Below are details of our May and June events! May: Green Awards Night & Networking Event Greening Sacred Spaces Halton Peel Chapter’s annual, ‘Green Awards Night & Networking Event’  took place on Monday, May 30, 2016. The event was a huge success as people from the Halton and Peel Regions gathered at Church of the Incarnation in Oakville to celebrate faith communities working towards a sustainable future. The awards night celebrated faith organizations that are taking initiatives that sustain their congregations. It also provided a
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Walk and Wheel to Worship

Faith communities, are you looking for a way to lower your congregation’s carbon footprint, and cut back on transport based fossil fuel use? We have a fun way to get your congregation members taking action.  In June 2017,  we will be piloting the Walk & Wheel to Worship initiative in conjunction with the national Commuter Challenge to lower the travel based carbon footprint of a diverse group of faith communities across the country. Funding for this pilot is from the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and Scout Environmental. FCG is one of the  four winners of the Grants in Gear funding program.  The winners,
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