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, located throughout Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia, will each receive up to $25,000 to help execute our programs and advance the environmental outcomes of our automotive-related projects. 

About the Grant

Grants in Gear is a nation-wide program in its third year that provides funding to Canadian environmental non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs or municipal/regional governmental bodies to achieve tangible results in emissions reductions or pollution prevention in the transportation sector and/or excellence in automotive recycling and reuse techniques.Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 12.18.09 PM

The other three winners are:

  • University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (Waterloo, ON), who will continue building the EcoCAR 3, a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro being converted into a hybrid vehicle to raise the limits on performance and fuel economy, while decreasing the environmental impact of the vehicle.
  • Ecology Action Centre (Halifax, NS), who will implement an active transportation plan for schools and increase active transportation capacity among stakeholders across Nova Scotia, to contribute to the reduction of provincial GHG emissions produced by the transportation sector.
  • Inside Education (Edmonton, AB), who will extend the reach of the Clean Air Responsible Schools (CARS) education program to continue to educate students about air quality, specifically related to idling, around their school.

 

Further information about each of the winning projects can be found at http://autorecyclers.ca/grants-in-gear-funding/2016-grants-in-gear-winners/

Keep your eyes open for the June 2017 “Walk & Wheel to Worship” materials early next year.