GSS Halton Peel 2015 Awards Night

Congratulations to Trafalgar Presbyterian Church of Oakville and Port Nelson United Church of Burlington, the recipients of Greening Sacred Spaces South Halton-Peel’s Halton-Peel Celebration2015 Green Awards. The celebration took place on Wed. June 10, 2015 at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre in Oakville.

Representatives from each church spoke of their achievements and inspirations, also offering advice and words of encouragement to others in attendance. Among many other accomplishments, Port Nelson United has installed an impressive solar system on their roof, and Trafalgar Presbyterian has community garden beds dedicated to growing food to share with the subsidized housing neighbourhood, working with Halton Food for Life.

Labyrinth Walk at Joshua Creek with Belinda BeersIt was a special evening that brought together many of the green faith communities that GSS has collaborated with over the past 3 years of our grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, continuing the inspiration for greening, networking and sharing. Participants enjoyed a beautiful labyrinth walk led by Belinda Beer.

GSScelebration_15Jun_ScharperDr. Stephen Scharper concluded the evening as the keynote speaker, inspiring the attendees for future greening and congratulating them for their evident commitment to Earth and ecology.