We're here to make energy upgrades easier for you. We can offer tools for energy audits, quick fixes, and ecumenical resources. We can even connect you with experienced faith building specialists who can walk you through the process.
Our research showed that congregations want to make energy and climate-friendly upgrades, but often lack the knowledge to know what to do, and support to get projects done. This program is all about helping you take the lead. We will update these resources as the program evolves.
Faith & the Common Good's faith property audit program is a fee-for-service program designed to help faith groups walk more gently upon our planet while improving the mission per square foot of their respective faith properties. The Green Audit involves a 3-4 hour walk-through audit of your faith community building by a trained professional green auditor and provides you with a comprehensive report tailored to your faith community, including recommendations for saving energy, money, heat, and water.
This guide discusses low or no-cost measures to give operators of religious buildings a range of options they can apply to reduce their energy bills while adding comfort and attractiveness to their facility. It includes a 14-page walk-through DIY energy audit.
Faith & the Common Good has created a series of graphics to help your faith community spread the word on how to reduce energy in your place of worship
The United Church of Canada has worship resources available related to climate change and creation care, including liturgical theme ideas, prayers, resources for children, scriptural reflection and more. You can explore these resources at: https://www.united-church.ca/worship-theme/climate-change
Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) runs this national ecological justice campaign designed to raise awareness about climate change and seeks to mobilize Christians across Canada to collect signatures as a demonstration of support for increased federal government action. To access CPJ’s diverse Ecological Justice resources, visit: https://www.cpj.ca/ecological-justice
New Economy Trailblazers is an online space showcasing leading initiatives and champions for a clean energy economy. Their stories are intended to inspire others – to inspire you – to take individual or collective action around climate change. KAIROS Canada has a wide range of climate justice resources that can be found at: https://www.kairoscanada.org/what-we-do/ecological-justice
The Green Churches Network has created the “Season of Creation in a Box” to help inspire educational, action-centered and spirituality-themed activities in your faith community on the theme of Creation Care between September 1st and October 4th. To find out more about how the Green Churches Network can help your church to opt for better ecological practices while educating members to live in a way that stewards creation, visit: http://greenchurches.ca/
The Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN), a bi-national Christian organization affiliated with Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA, created this resource in response to a resolution calling on members of Mennonite churches “to commit to growing in their dedication to care for God’s creation as an essential part of the good news of Jesus Christ.” The Canadian Edition of MCCN's creation care curriculum,Every Creature Singing, is free and downloadable. To access curriculum materials, visit: www.commonword.ca/go/1054
This 14-page guidebook, by Faith & the Common Good, provides practical suggestions and steps for changes you could put in place to Involve, organize, and motivate members of your faith community to take action towards eco-sustainability. Visit: http://www.faithcommongood.org/guides
A Rocha Canada is launching a new Eco Discipleship program for people interested in exploring the intersection of faith and ecology. The integrative 12-week program goes beyond the classroom by covering eco-literacy, eco-theology, and experiential eco-projects. "Because we are called to be disciples to all creation, we must extend the hope of Jesus and His gift of love, to the whole world, including the non-human world. Consequently, by engaging in small community-based learning experiences, the Eco-Discipleship program will shape your identity and your faith, and teach you how to better serve your city, your neighbourhood and the world."