Webinars & Videos

Offering a range of live and internet-based workshops and events, Faith & the Common Good (FCG) occasionally records those events for later consumption. This page lists our current offerings.

Upcoming webinars will be listed first and highlighted on our home page.

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Climate Justice & Indigenous Allyship

Description: Faith & the Common Good’s 2016 Annual Forum brought together a dozen speakers from Canadian Indigenous and settler backgrounds to address allyship, climate justice, and the interfaith response. The all-day forum was held at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON. Thanks to Divest Waterloo for co-ordinating the event. This video recording contains bookmarks for each of the speakers.
June 10, 2016


Renewable Energy Generation Opportunities

We, along with our partners, host and record solar information webinars and presentations to assist faith communities in assessing and navigating renewable energy options.

Renewable Energy 101

Description: Learn the basics of renewable energy and community power in Ontario.

Presenters: TREC Renewable Energy Coop, the Federation of Community Power Co-operatives, and Faith & the Common Good co-hosted this webinar.
April 2015

Click here to view Renewable Energy 101.

The Business Case for Solar at Your Place of Worship

Description: Does your faith group want to help build a clean energy economy for your children and grandchildren? Is your faith-based organization looking for an ethical, low carbon, and socially responsible return on investment? Join a webinar to learn how your community can generate energy from the sun. Roof-top solar success stories, cooperative bonds and shares, join us as we explore both the ethical and the business case for engaging in Ontario’s Feed in Tariff program to generate electricity from the sun.

Presenters:
Steve Dyck, President of Guelph Solar www.guelphsolar.net
Brian Unrau, President of Community Energy Development Coop
Cathy Hansen, Erin United Church, on solarbonds.
October 2015

Click here for the presentation of The Business Case for Solar at Your Place of Worship.

Individual Presentations from the CEPP Webinar

Background: The Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP) was a program of the Province of Ontario to assist community groups with new renewable energy projects.
August 30, 2011


Protecting Water and Your Place of Worship,
with RAIN (Green Communities Canada)

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PRESENTERS:
Alix Taylor
is the RAIN Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Green Communities Canada. She has been involved in community environmental engagement for over 10 years. For the last 6 years Alix’s focus has been on engaging the public and municipalities in urban and rural water issues.

Andrea Prazmowski is the former Faith Formation Leader at Kitchissippi United Church in Ottawa. Prior to that she established the Ecological Christianity Circle at the church, and has been active in local environmental initiatives since 1990.

Alan Coughlin is in charge of the Green Passion ministry at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Kitchener, where he helped champion the Rainwater cistern project.

Webinar recording and presentation of the Water & Your place of worship.
November 18, 2015


Greening Sacred Spaces DVD

gssvideoThis engaging and instructive 5-part DVD highlights different aspects of Greening Sacred Spaces.

The first part is a 12-minute segment, Reasons to Green, offering insightful interviews with faith leaders from eight religious traditions on why people of faith need to address the ecological crisis and how their faith communities are responding.

The Renewing the Sacred Balance section offers stories of how people from different faith traditions are working to change their ways of life to be more ecologically sustainable.

The Greening Sacred Spaces section, in both an 18 minute and 5 minute version, point to a variety of ways that faith communities have begun to green their buildings. These are divided into light, medium, and deep green options.

The final section, Audits, provides a 5-minute tour of how a professional auditor conducts an energy audit of your religious building.

Order the Greening Sacred Spaces DVD ($12)