Kitchener-Waterloo Region

June 11 Forum PosterWe have been working closely with Divest Waterloo on climate justice activities. Divest Waterloo was our major partner on our 2016 forum, Climate Justice & Indigenous Allyship, held on Sat. June 11 at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Check out Divest Waterloo’s terrific web resource page for faith communities.

Divest Waterloo


Our past partners in Kitchener-Waterloo and the Wellington Dufferin regions include:

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CREW logo

Community Renewable Energy Waterloo


Climate Action Waterloo Region

Climate Action Waterloo Region has released the Climate Action Plan for Waterloo Region: Living Smarter in 2020


Local networking events also provided by:


Also visit:

Muslim Social Services Kitchener-Waterloo


Walk to Worship/Commuter Challenge

Challenge your faith community to travel to worship on any day during the first week of June (walking, biking, carpooling with another household, using public transportation), and enter your faith community win!

Plan to have your faith community participate in the next Walk to Worship/Commuter Challenge event!




Waterloo Region Record, April 2, 2013 Rain barrel sales help community groups–rain-barrel-sales-help-community-groups

Exchange Magazine, December 6, 2012 Green is more than a colour at SJU (St. Jerome’s University)

Creation Care Crossroads, October 9, 2012 Water…a sacred resource

Canadian Mennonite, October 1, 2012 Woolner passionate about climate change

Canadian Mennonite, August 20, 2012 Care for creation and environmental justice

Guelph Mercury, August 3, 2012 Local solar co-op movement gains ground (Ignatius Jesuit Centre)–local-solar-co-op-movement-gains-ground

Canadian Mennonite, June 11, 2012 Something new under the sun

Woolwich Observer, April 28, 2012 Pair of Elmira churches receive green awards

Record, April 22, 2012, Congregations embracing green movement–congregations-embracing-green-movement

Creation Care Crossroads Blog, April 11, 2012,Powerful: Energy for Everyone [Movie Review]

Guelph Tribune, April 5, 2012, Community orchard plans grow in Guelph

Wellington Advisor, March 16, 2012, Youth group hosts rain barrel fundraiser,

Woolwich Observer, March 9, 2012, Rolling out the barrels to help with trip overseas

Elmira Independent, March, 07, 2012, Rain barrels to support upcoming mission trip

North Waterloo Region Branch Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Newsletter, January-February 2012 Vol 8, No 1 Seasonal Celebration click to open pdf

Anglican Journal/Huron Church News, February 2012, Green Passion at St. John the Evangelist Church 

Woolwich Observer, January 13, 2012 Carsharing waiting for Woolwich to catch on (Elmira Mennonite Church)

Your Kitchener, January-February 2012 Faith communities urged to consider solar power

Mennonite Brethren Herald, October 2011 Riding the green wave; some unique (and biblical) reasons to get on board

Elmira Independent, August 17, 2011 Church installs solar panels with eye on the future

Woolwich Observer, August 12, 2011, Solar panels make dollars and sense for church

CREW (Community Renewable Energy Waterloo) website, August 12, 2011, Solar panels make dollars and sense for Elmira church

Canadian Mennonite, July 11, 2011 (vol 15 No 14) Commuter Challenge gets Mennos Walking

Guelph Mercury, June 20, 2011 In search of a higher power source; Guelph churches turn to solar energy for power and finance–in-search-of-a-higher-power-source

Guelph Tribune, June 15, 2011 Church adds solar panels (Dublin St. United Church),

Guelph Mercury, May 28, 2011 Upcoming Events

YMCA (Cultural Diversity Office) website, June 1, 2011 Upcoming Events

Region of Waterloo Facebook site, June 1, 2011 Waterloo Region: let’s show everyone we’re best!

Region of Waterloo Website (scroll down to find out more about Greening Sacred Spaces & the Region of Waterloo’s Walk to Worship challenge, which is part of the Commuter Challenge 2011),

Waterloo Region Record, June 3, 2011, Bikes, buses rule during commuter challenge–bikes-buses-rule-during-commuter-challenge

Creation Care Crossroads Blog, May 24, 2011 Walk to worship

Waterloo Region Record, May 21, 2011 Churches to be part of commuter challenge–churches-to-be-part-of-commuter-challenge

Creation Care Crossroads Blog, May 9, 2011 How does your garden grow?

Waterloo Chronicle, April 13, 2011, Green Living and Tech Fair features Greening Sacred Spaces workshop

Treehugger, April 15, 2011 Re-print of Guelph Tribune article Sacred spaces net green recognition

Mennonite Weekly Review, April 4 2011 Harnessing sun’s power, for good and for profit

Guelph Tribune, April 14, 2011, Sacred spaces net green recognition

Facebook, March 26, 2011, Local churches win Green Sacred Spaces Award. A great example of Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative in action

Facebook, March 30, 2011 Congratulations to the winners of the Green Sacred Space Awards, including our own Dublin St. United Church in Guelph! (United Action for Justice Facebook page)

Daily Exchange Magazine, March 29, 2011, Guelph Hydro Presents Green Sacred Spaces Awards:

Unitarian Congregation of Guelph and Dublin St. United Church recognized for their efforts to reduce energy consumption and improve the environment

Canadian Unitarian eNews, March 2011, Guelph congregation wins environmental award (Green Sacred Spaces award)

Canadian Mennonite, March 21, 2011 ‘Can we trust the government?’ Hillcrest Mennonite produces photovoltaic electricity

Creation Care Crossroads blog, March 2, 2011 Solar Open House a Huge Success

Mennonite Central Committee News, March 2, 2011, Hillcrest Opens House

House of Friendship News, March 2011, Solar Panels Mean a Brighter Future for Eby Village

Waterloo Chronicle, February 9, 2011 Bright idea: Solar Grebel project aims to reduce energy cost (Conrad Grebel University College is the Mennonite college on University of Waterloo’s campus):

Canadian Mennonite, Vol 15 No. 3 (February 7, 2011) Grebel students leading a solar revolution

Read more about Grebel’s solar project on the Creation Care Blog!

Mennonite Savings and Credit Union Update Newsletter, January 2011, Going Solar for Peace

Huron Church News (Anglican Journal), January 2011, Solar generator benefits St. James’ Cambridge and our earth

Waterloo Region Record, December 1, 2010 HERE COMES THE SUN: Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School celebrates the installation of a solar panel–here-comes-the-sun

Cambridge Times, April, 2010 Faith groups organize tree planting–faith-groups-organize-tree-planting

Waterloo Region Record, June, 2010 Grants help churches with energy audits

Grand Magazine (March/April 2010 edition) features an article about multiple faith communities in Waterloo region who have taken steps towards greening and the reasons behind their decisions and actions.  Article courtesy of Grand Magazine   Click here to open the article in a new window.

Waterloo Region Record  March 5, 2010 – Churches receive green awards

Waterloo Region Record September 18, 2010 ‘Green dream home’: Mill Street house is now a showcase for environment-friendly upgrades

Canadian Mennonite, May 17, 2010 Is our green green enough?

New Hamburg Independent, November 25, 2009 Church considers harnessing solar power