Join the Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW) Hamilton network for this workshop featuring Matt Thompson, community developer and Beasley resident.
Pizza at 6:00 p.m., thanks to the Beasley Neighbourhood Association.
Thousands of religious and civic leaders assembling to address the critical global issues of peace, justice, and sustainability. 10,000+ people, 200+ Spiritual Traditions, 80+ Nations
While climate actions by our own faith communities are crucial, we can’t lose sight of the fact that climate destabilization can only be halted when we act collectively. That is why the Parliament of the World's Religions' international convening in Toronto next November 1-7, with an expected attendance of over 10,000, presents such an amazing opportunity for Canadian faith communities to share their stories, to learn from each other, and ultimately, to join together with other faith and spiritual communities from around the world to build a more sustainable world.
Faith & the Common Good has joined the Parliament’s Climate Action Task Force to ensure that climate change will be a major topic of the Toronto Parliament. We expect as many as 100 diverse programs on climate and related environmental issues, as well as a hospitality room, a resource centre, booths in the exhibit hall, and the 3-hour Climate Assembly from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4.
We invite you to participate in this incredible event in any way you can.
- Encourage your members and constituencies to register to attend the Parliament at: parliamentofreligions.org/webform/2018-parliament-registration. (You can save 15% using the code: ONTARIO).
- Engage a booth in the exhibit hall — parliamentofreligions.org/webform/2018-parliament-exhibit-booth-sign
Use your website, e-blasts, and social media to raise awareness of the Parliament parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/toronto-2018
Don’t miss this special gathering where we can find ways to mutually support each other and work together towards shared goals of protecting Mother Earth for the next generation.
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Join Faith & the Common Good's Building Audit Manager Stephen Collette in person to learn more about the grants, tools and support for UCC congregations to measure and improve the energy efficiency of their buildings!
All are welcome; no registration is required.
Stephen Collette (BBEC, BBNC, LEED AP, CAHP, BSSO) is passionate about buildings! Stephen excels at understanding how buildings work, whether they be heritage buildings or your new house, stone churches or straw bale homes, and everything in between. He determines how they might be failing, such as failing materials, ineffective mechanical systems or usage. He determines how the building could be impacting occupant health, through testing and assessments for homeowners, building owners, and insurance companies. Stephen pulls all of this knowledge together and offers solutions to make your building more resilient, more efficient, more economical to operate, and healthier for you and the planet.
Places of faith anchor and shape our communities. Yet many congregations are facing declining attendance and insufficient funding to maintain and operate their historic buildings. These important community assets are in a period of transition across the country, and the Winnipeg area is no exception.
What is their future? How can they continue to contribute in a positive way to their communities?
Whether it is to keep their doors open through collaborations to generate new revenue streams, making strategic real estate decisions, or meeting community needs under a new ownership structure, the future of these places depends on urgent collaboration among faith group leaders, community organizations, elected officials, the heritage and business communities, universities, and more.
Join us at this unique event where local faith groups, heritage, and community organizations will share their experience, concerns, and creative solutions to the challenges confronting places of faith in Winnipeg in an interactive and engaging format.
Afternoon breakout sessions topics include:
- Governing for Change Management and Flexibility,
- Community Engagement Strategies,
- Space Sharing Models, and
- Sustainable Facility Management.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Optional Building Audit Session: Want to spend more time learning about how to make your place of faith more sustainable and energy efficient? Join us on Friday, November 2nd from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. for this in-depth session!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- How to make sense of your Energy Baseline Report – David Patterson, Faith & the Common Good's Energy Coordinator
- How St. Brigid’s Catholic Parish (Toronto) and Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Thornhill) started improving energy efficiency at their faith buildings
- How to identify and set targets for energy savings at your faith building; includes D.I.Y. Energy Audit best practice tips