Helping your faith community become sustainability leaders

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 behavior. 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.


Save Money & Energy!

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

Do retrofits seem daunting and inaccessible? Are you struggling to take the first step towards a net-zero home? This is the challenge for you!
Ottawa Energy Collective and Random Acts of Green are launching the Race to Retrofit challenge from November 15th to November 19th in a push drive demand for retrofits. Find out more HERE and get started by downloading the Random Acts of Green app.

Greening Sacred Spaces Ottawa is piloting a new program! We are offering FREE Green Audits to 5 of our Energy Benchmarking Program participants. If your community is part of the EBP and would like to apply for a free Green Audit, please fill out this form ASAP as spots are being filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Support a transition to clean energy by signing this open letter calling for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. This letter is seeking to add the voices of faith leaders and faith-based organizations in advance of the COP26 Climate Summit in Scotland this November to persuade governments, public institutions, and corporations to take more decisive action against climate change. In particular, this letter calls for a shift away from fossil fuels and accelerating the development of renewable and clean energy systems. Find out more about this letter HERE and consider adding your name in support.

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 copies of the graphic novel. If you are interested please contact Sam and Polina (samantha.ricardo@becauseipcc.orgpolinapgankina@gmail.com)

GSS was invited to speak about the Energy Benchmarking Program on CBC Radio! You can listen to the recording HERE if you missed it.

Take Action Against Climate Change!

Faithful Footprints Grants: Saving Energy & Money
Faithful Footprints Grants: Living Your Faith

Building Capacity: Supporting Interfaith Communities
Event at Sri Sathya Sai Centre of Ottawa with Prasanna – November 30, 2019

Join Our Network! Connect with other communities across Ottawa!

Spot YOUR faith community using our interactive Network Map

Harnessing Sustainability: Education
Event Collaboration with Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre – Jan 23, 2020

Use our FREE Resources:

Sustaining Communities: Collective Action
Audit for Unitarian Congregation in Halton-Peel with David Patterson 2018


About Us

Greening Sacred Spaces (GSS) – The Ottawa Chapter is a practical
program run by Faith & the Common Good (FCG) that assists faith communities with both the educational and spiritual dimensions of greening as well as the “how-to” side of audits, retrofits, and generally reducing a faith community’s footprint.

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Get In Touch

Hannah Morgan: gssenergy@faithcommongood.org

Charlie Scromeda: greeningsacredspaces@gmail.com

Contact us

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2203 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 7L9

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