Over more than a decade, this small, thoughtful congregation in Northern Ontario has made some surprising headway in reducing their carbon footprint.
“Solar panels on the roof of a church are like a giant billboard for the church,” says Wheler. “It says: ‘Hey, we are going to be here for a while and we care about the environment. We are looking forward. We are progressive. This is a place where things are happening. Come on it and check us out.'”
“This was part of a larger plan to make sure the building remained used and had income to help offset the costs of operation. Another initially controversial move to use the auditorium space for a heavy metal festival, which ended up being a great fit, as “the music was amazing and the festival attendees very respectful!””