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Upcoming Events

WHEN
May 03, 2018 at 7pm
WHERE
Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre
1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd E
Oakville, ON L6H 7B2
Canada
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The Green Sacred Space Awards recognize and showcase faith organizations that have demonstrated initiative and commitment to protecting God's creations. These awards provide the opportunity for diverse faith traditions to come together sharing their environmental stewardship initiatives and actions. This year we are welcoming Stacey Laforme who is the elected Chief...
WHEN
November 01, 2018 at 9am - November 07, 2018 at 8pm
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...

Current Projects in Halton-Peel

Faith & the Common Good is encouraging faith groups to explore how to serve their communities by helping vulnerable members prepare for and cope with climate induced extreme weather impacts (ex. extreme heat, ice storms, flooding). Why is this work important? Extreme weather events are no longer once-in-100-year occurrences. The Insurance Bureau of Canada reports that claim payouts from severe weather have doubled every five to ten years since the 1980s. Municipalities and traditional emergency response actors are struggling to meet the overwhelming needs of simply maintaining critical infrastructure in the face of these unprecedented stresses.  Too frequently, our most...
Already Interested? Go directly to our Energy Benchmarking Form   Find out more about Our Energy Benchmarking Program Understanding your current energy use is the first step in reducing it. Launched in 2017, our Energy Benchmarking Program is helping faith communities take practical and economical climate action by lowering their energy use and emissions.  “Energy efficiency is the fastest, cheapest, and largest single resource solution for simultaneously saving energy, saving money, and preventing GHG emissions.” – Energy Star Action Workbook for Congregations, US EPA, 2017     Why Benchmark? 1. Supports stewardship of environmental and financial resources. 2. Allows you to...
We are excited to have participated in Canada’s and Ontario’s 150th anniversary in 2017 through the Ontario 150 Youth Partnership Program. Growing Community: Engaging Diverse Youth to Strengthen Ontario’s Tapestry of Urban Gardens (Growing Community) engaged young people from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds to design, plant, and maintain urban gardens across the province. This initiative featured the creation of 8 urban gardens in Ottawa, Toronto, and Halton. In Toronto, native plant gardens have been established at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, Manor Road United Church, and the International Muslim Organization of Toronto (IMO). The approach in Halton was to engage youth...
Greening Sacred Spaces (GSS) is our longest-running program. A practical program, GSS assists faith communities with both the educational and spiritual dimensions of greening as well as the “how to” side of audits, retrofits and generally reducing a faith community’s footprint. We have developed a number of resources to help faith groups become community leaders in working towards a more sustainable future for all. Click on the links below to find out more about our: videos and webinars, case studies, posters, guides, tip sheets, building audits, energy benchmarking, certification, awards   Visit your local chapter page or contact your local...
Faith Community Energy Benchmarking Program

Faith & the Common Good recently launched an energy benchmarking program and Toronto Hydro and Enbridge Gas Distribution are assisting us in the City of Toronto. Hamilton, Halton, Peel, and York regions are also participating in this program.

Growing Community: Engaging Youth through Gardening

An Ontario 150 Grant Summary

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The 2017 Ontario150 Youth Partnership Program was an opportunity for Ontario youth to participate in their communities in ways that would reflect their creativity, cultural expression, diversity, environmental stewardship, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement.

Creating the Connection We Need at CTK

Building a Meditative Garden at Christ the King Catholic Secondary School

CTK celebration

The students at Christ the King Secondary School received tremendous support from TD Friends of the Environment, Ontario150, and Greening Sacred Spaces Halton Peel to build a new meditative garden on the property in Georgetown.

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Resources

The Green Rule Poster

The Green Rule

Faith & the Common Good derived the Green Rule poster from the classic Golden Rule found in major faith traditions.

“Do unto the Earth as you would have it do unto you.”

Each Green Rule was chosen from the great texts of the world’s major religions and spiritual philosophies. The texts all acknowledge the natural world as an essential phenomenon through which we may better come to know the divine and our oneness with it.

Order the Green Rule Poster ($15 folded; $20 rolled ON/QC; $25 Canada)

For bulk sales and international orders, email resources@faithcommongood.org to ask for a quote *before* placing order.

See also:

Green Rule study guide (orderable with poster)

How to use the Green Rule (PDF download)

Halton-Peel Videos

 

Thank you to our Funders 

Halton Environmental Network

Connect With Us

Halton-Peel Animator:
Laura Irvine
Email:
haltonpeel@faithcommongood.org
Phone: (905) 815-6185 x2

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