Faithful Energy: Global Multi-Religious Climate Action Days
FCG's Central Saskatchewan Chapter hosted an online event on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 to mark GreenFaith International's Faiths 4 Climate Justice: Global Multi-religious Climate Action Days in advance of COP26. The event is focused on energy and how people of faith can positively influence SaskPower’s policies. Guest speakers include Peter Prebble and Rev. Karen Fraser Gitlitz. Central Saskatchewan Chapter is composed of the Centre for Faith, Reason, Peace and Justice at St. Thomas More College and Communities Inspired for Environmental Action.
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Want to learn more? Check out the Supplementary Information on Recommended Steps SaskPower Could Take To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions In The Decade Ahead, a set of recommendations prepared by guest speaker Peter Prebble.
“Wherever you are, whatever you do, you can act daily for the climate.”
Saskatchewan Environmental Groups Collaborate on Webinar Series
Communities Inspired for Environmental Action (CIEA) collaborates with local groups to offer ‘Response to Climate Change: Present Practices and Opportunities’ webinar series on Saskatchewan's response to climate change.
Communities Inspired for Environmental Action (CIEA), a chapter of the national charity, Faith & the Common Good, in partnership with other organizations in the Caring Sustainably for Saskatchewan Collaboration (CSSC) is launching an eleven-part webinar series on Saskatchewan's response to climate change.
Entitled, ‘Response to Climate Change: Present Practices and Opportunities,’ this webinar series was initially planned as a one-day event concerning Saskatchewan’s urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, but was changed to a webinar series when COVID-19 prevented gathering in large groups.
“The webinar format allows us to invite speakers from outside Saskatoon, such as speakers from Saskatchewan's Ministry of Environment and PACE Canada,” says Carroll Chubb, CIEA Committee Member, and main organizer. “PACE financing is a way to finance building alterations to buildings that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
The series covers topics such as electricity generation, building retrofitting, electric vehicles, alternative fuels, urban planning, and farming. Webinar highlights include ‘Indigenous-led Renewable Energy Future in Saskatchewan,’ with speaker, Jenna Gall from First Nations Power Authority and of particular interest to faith groups, ‘The Role of Faith Communities in Climate Change,’ a panel discussion with guest speakers, Margret Asmuss from Climate Reality and Michelle Singh, Executive Director, Faith & the Common Good.
Response to Climate Change: Present Practices and Opportunities webinar series will be offered at noon, 12 pm CST (2 pm EDT, 11 am PDT, 3 pm ADT) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 12 to June 11, 2020.
The webinars will be in a Zoom meeting format. Zoom participants must register in advance at
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“By watching the webinars, you can discover how Saskatchewan can shift to an economy with much lower greenhouse gas emissions,” says Chubb. “You can gain an understanding of the likely form of the new economy and the opportunities associated with it.”
“Packed with practical ways to evoke positive change in your own home, farm operation, business, modes of transportation, your faith community or wider community, wherever you are and whatever you do, there are actions that you can take on a daily basis backed by informed decisions to respond to climate change,” says CIEA co-chair, Myron Rogal. “Building constructive conversations across polarized relationships is an indispensable step in restoring creation which we hope this series will lead us to practice.”
This event is supported by:
Communities Inspired for Environmental Action, (a chapter of Faith & the Common Good), Saskatchewan Environmental Society, Sisters of Sion, Climate Justice Saskatoon, Saskatoon Peace Coalition.