Apply for Certification

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Our experts receive and process applications semi-annually:

Spring application intake: March 1 – May 15.

Autumn application intake: September 1 – November 15.

How it works:

Before submitting your application, please download and use our Certification checklist to assess your congregation’s greening journey, in categories of action and achievement levels that fit a wide variety of faith traditions and worship spaces.

Who can participate?

Certification is open to faith communities registered for our free online network. Congregations must have an up-to-date profile on the Greening Sacred Spaces website and log in to access the application link.

Our inclusive checklist is applicable to faith communities with traditional properties as well as to groups who meet for worship in homes, community centres, or rented spaces. We include actions you take as a congregation within your community and at home. Expert involvement from our Green Auditor ensures that our checklist is current and relevant to faith community participants.

Before applying:

  • Ensure your faith community profile is up to date (“My Profile”, under the “Participate” menu).  You can edit your faith community information under “profile”, change email or password under “settings”, and add your most recent update under “activity”.
  • Download our printable checklist to review with your Green Team or committee to prepare your application.
  • For Medium and Deep Green applications: select and prepare a photo of your Green Team or Greening work for upload. (1 MB max)

 

Select your certification level below and click the appropriate link to launch the online form.

 

 

lightgreenstatussmallClick here to apply for Light Green Certification

  • Requires a minimum of 10 actions at the Light Green level
  • Cost: $75 (includes certificate for framing)
  • Optional: Prepare a photo file for upload (1 MB max, showcasing your green team or green actions). Please ensure you have photo permission from all parties prior to upload.

 

MediumGreenstatus_smClick here to apply for Medium Green Certification

  • Requires a minimum of 10 actions at the Medium Green level
  • Cost: $75 (includes certificate for framing)
  • Required: One photo showcasing your green team or green actions (1 MB max). Please ensure you have photo permission from all parties prior to upload.

 

DeepGreenStatus_smClick here to apply for Deep Green Certification

  • Requires a minimum of 10 actions at the Deep Green level
  • Cost: $75 (includes certificate for framing)
  • Required: At least one photo showcasing your green team or green actions (1 MB max). Please ensure you have photo permission from all parties prior to upload.

 

Payment is accepted online by credit card or Paypal as part of the submission form.

For further information by email, please contact certification@faithcommongood.org.

To speak to someone about the Certification program, call David at 1-866-231-1877 x 103. For difficulties registering for our online network or completing our forms, call Diana at 1-866-231-1877 x 102.

 

 

In establishing the criteria for the certification program, Greening Sacred Spaces would like to thank the organizations that contributed to formulating several of the protocols used in the Green Accreditation program including: The EnviroAction Committee of the Diocese of Huron of the Anglican Church of Canada, The Anglican Diocese of New Westminster, Kairos Canada, Churches’ Agency on Social Issues (CASI) New Zealand, Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church, in Bainbridge Island, Washington & the Anglican Dioceses of Niagara and Ottawa in Ontario. Their work has served as a frame of reference in the development of this award within Faith and the Common Good.