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Local faith community buildings can be extreme weather resiliency hubs.

extremeweather_reportExtreme weather events are no longer once-in-100-years occurrences, thanks to climate change. Take the City of Toronto; it has experienced three super storms in the last 12 years alone. But extreme weather impacts are predicted to increase and government clearly can’t do it all.  So what happens to the vulnerable residents of our communities? Here’s where faith groups are stepping up and exploring how they can be of service within their neighbourhoods.

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Update from Fossil Free Faith

unnamedI’ve heard many environmentalists talk about how we are now living in a Post-Paris world, referring to the COP21 climate conference which was was billed as “the meeting to save the planet”. But of course the event that really shifted climate conversations in Canada wasn’t December’s Paris conference, it was October’s federal election.

The conversation around climate in Canada has shifted, but we’ve yet to see if the response will match the urgency that the science lays out. Which has left Fossil Free Faith asking, What is the role of Fossil Fuel Divestment in this post-election Canada? And, what else can we be doing? 
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St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church: Super Stars in Greening

This report was written by Rev. Margaret Collins for St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, in Crapaud, PEI (Celebrating 175 Years of Worship & Witness 1841 – 2016). It is part of a report prepared for the Anglican Church of Canada’s “Creation Matters” initiative in partnership with FCG, where by with the help of grants through this ACC’s initiative, 19 Anglican Parishes across Canada participated in FCG’s Green Building Audit between 2014 and 2015. 12 of these parishes have had a year to make some of the improvements recommended for their places of worships. These parishes are planning public events to showcase the audit later on in the year.

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Welcome Divest Waterloo!

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In early 2016, Faith & the Common Good welcomed Divest Waterloo as our partner in the Kitchener/Waterloo area. Here is a little about them

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Native Tree Planting in Ajax

Forest Article and photos courtesy of Alex Karney

Forest Brook Community Church held a native species tree planting day at their property in Ajax, Ontario in May of 2013.

Dozens of volunteers, from senior citizens to high school students, gathered with shovels and garden gloves to plant more than 20 trees, 30 shrubs, and many herbaceous plants on grassy patches throughout the church grounds.

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