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Faith in Action  Interfaith Partners for Sustainable Communities Dear friends,Happy New Year! We hope you took time to rejuvenate during the holidays and are ready for the opportunities and challenges that 2023 will bring.One of the things that first attracted me to the Faith & the Common Good network was our commitment to interfaith collaboration for sustainability. As the co-chair for the Toronto Steering Committee for World Interfaith Harmony Week, I am especially grateful that FCG is participating in the 13th year celebration of this global initiative. Our 2023 theme is Faith in Action. Consider that "faith" is a verb; it is active (yes, we know the...
  • Inspired by Respect for Creation: Old Barns United has gone Net Zero with Zero Dollars

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    Like many churches across Canada, regular attendance is not what it used to be. In rural communities especially, an aging population and a global pandemic have also kept people away. Old Barns United in Lower Truro, Nova Scotia is no exception, averaging about thirty people every Sunday, according to Bob Francis, a member of the Board of Stewards and Trustees.

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    Green Economy Canada: Accelerating Our Transition to a Sustainable, Net-zero-carbon Economy

    FCG Communications Manager and writer, Beatrice Ekoko had a conversation with Priyanka Lloyd, Executive Director of Green Economy Canada (GEC) for this Partner Feature blog post. Priyanka helped to start the organization as the founding director, back in 2014 to scale a successful program from Waterloo Region.

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    How Thermal Mass and Thermal Insulation Work for Your Faith Building

    Trinity United Church (Rose Bay, NS) - Wooden Framed Building Exterior Example  Source: John Hayne

    Trinity Church (Rose Bay, NS) - Wooden Frame Exterior. Source: John Hayne

    'Thermal mass' describes a material's capacity to absorb, store and release heat. Thermal movement – the transferring of heat – occurs much faster in materials with low thermal mass (eg. wood) than materials with high thermal mass (eg. bricks). These types of materials experience higher thermal conductivity than materials that absorb, store and release heat at a lower rate. Thermal Insulation helps to reduce the movement of heat between materials, especially of those with low thermal mass. 

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