Greening celebration planned

Green Facilitators, who do important work in their parishes, are encouraged to attend, and clergy, churchwardens or members of church maintenance committees are also welcome to a Greening Celebration in April, sponsored by the Greening Niagara Committee (GNC).

Every parish should send one or two representatives, said GNC’S Sue Carson.

Speaker Agnes Richard, who was certified by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader in the organization he started, will  address the topic: First Nations as Climate Leaders.

Any parish that undertook a Green Audit (2014-2016) is particularly encouraged to attend and give a short review of what the audit helped them achieve in their parish. Greening Sacred Spaces representatives will facilitate this part of the morning. “They were our partners for the Green Audit project and undertook all of the Green Audits,” noted Sue.

It will be an opportunity to learn more about Green Audits and their sustainability benefits.

While audits are no longer subsidized by the diocese, parishes can still undertake one with Greening Sacred Spaces.

In addition to hearing presentations, the morning provides a chance to network and get to know GNC members and other attendees.

The Greening Celebration takes place at St. James, 137 Melville St., Dundas, on Saturday, April 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact Sue Carson for more details and to give names of those attending.