Greening Sacred Spaces

Greening Sacred Spaces is a practical program to assist faith communities in taking actions to create more sustainable, energy efficient places of worship and to educate their communities about ecological issues.


The Green Rule

Poster with sayings from many of the world's great religious & spiritual traditions, showing that at their core all have an awareness of the sacredness of creation. Study guide available.

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Faith Community Resilience Hubs: Extreme Weather Impacts for Toronto & Building Community Engagement

Mon. Feb. 2, 8:30-10:30 am, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

David MacLeod, Senior Environmental Specialist, Environment and Energy Division, City of Toronto will talk about what impacts Toronto can expect during the next extreme weather event and the role that faith communities might play.

Jeff Noel, Divisional Director, Emergency Disaster Services, Salvation Army (Ontario Central East), will talk about community partners and how we can work together to deal with an emergency.

Register at  Feb 2 Faith Community Resilience Hubs Workshop

For information, contact Donna Lang


Integral Faith and Transformational Inquiry Workshop — Feb 2 - 4, 2015






























Light for Lima:

Ottawa faith communities joined an international candlle- and solar-lit vigil to show concern for climate change. Organized in Ottawa by CPJ and Faith & the Common Good.


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Strategies for lowering your GHG emissions depends on where you live

As I started discussing in my last blog on Geothermal heating and cooling systems, electricity in Canada is produced by many different sources.  There are hydro, nuclear, coal and NG power plants in addition to solar photovoltaic, wind turbines and biogas installations.  As you can see in the chart below, hydro accounts for the majority of electricity production in Canada, while despite all of the news surrounding renewable energy, non-hydro renewable energy accounts for less than 3% of total energy generation.


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