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Holy Trinity Church, (Thornhill) Case Study

Mission and Background:  We are a vibrant, Christian community. We are located at Yonge and Centre Streets in the Village of Thornhill, City of Vaughan, worshipping and serving our community since 1830. A heritage building, we have over 22, 000 “Sq. ft.” of space that is regularly used by the congregation, a pre-school and numerous community groups.

In 2015, the Diocese asked each parish to learn more and act faithfully on climate change. At our annual VESTRY, held in February, a MOTION was passed to support the Diocese’s Advocacy at the provincial and federal government level for effective policy on climate change. 

We recognized that the main source of our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and operating costs relate to faith building energy consumption. This lead us to decide to investigate opportunities and consider suggestions from parishioners to reduce our carbon footprint over the next year and report results and recommendations for future action to VESTRY and the congregation, at large.

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