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Faith & the Common Good

Interfaith Partners for Sustainable Communities

Rev. Joanne Hedge, Applewood United Church, Mississauga

Greening Sacred Spaces allowed us to celebrate, learn and move forward to more fully live with respect in Creation.”

Mark Steiman, Shaarei-Beth El, Oakville

GSS services has been a catalyst helping us adapt operations to reduce our costs as they coach us to embrace more eco-friendly behaviour. It’s all broadening awareness of social responsibility.

Deborat Laforet, St. Paul’s United Church, Oakville

GSS has been amazing to work with and they have connected us with other agencies in the community, which has helped us with our goal of reaching out and being of service to our community.

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Blog Posts

  • Energy Benchmarking Conference

    Come celebrate the 50 Ottawa faith communities who are taking part in the Energy Benchmarking Program, learn about their successes and failures in managing their operations, accessing funding, and much more! We welcome all, especially those seeking to learn more about how they can get involved. The Energy Benchmarking Conference will be taking place on May 14, 2022, 2 pm – 4:30 pm at the AMA Community Centre 1216 Hunt Club Rd.

    This is primarily an in-person event, but we will be providing a virtual zoom option as well.

  • Spot YOUR Faith Community
    Network Map & EBP Dashboard. Created by: Hannah Rockburn. Last Update: November 15th, 2021

  • FREE Virtual Green Audit

    Greening Sacred Spaces Ottawa is piloting a new program! We are offering FREE Green Audits to 5 of our Energy Benchmarking Program participants. Applications are now closed. Selected faith communities have been contacted.

  • FREE Graphic Novel on Climate Change

    Because IPCC is a graphic novel that explains how we know what we know about climate change through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Because IPCC team is providing presentations for children and youth at schools and would love to present in your community and provide free physical copies of the graphic novel.

    If you are interested please contact Sam at samantha.ricardo@becauseipcc.org

  • Save Money & Energy!

    We will help YOU take practical and cost-effective climate action by helping you understand your buildings’ energy use and emissions. 

About Us

Greening Sacred Spaces (GSS) Ottawa is an environmental, interfaith, nonprofit organization that provides inspiration and practical tools for faith communities to become more environmentally sustainable in order to reduce their environmental footprint and deepen their spiritual connection to nature.

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Get In Touch

Hannah Rockburn: gssenergy@faithcommongood.org

Charlie Scromeda: greeningsacredspaces@gmail.com

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2203 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 7L9

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