People of faith around the world are recognizing the sacredness of all creation and their role in protecting it. They are beginning to think about the impacts of their decisions and actions, including purchases, travel and lifestyles. In Ontario, many faith communities are forming environment Green Teams and taking steps to “green” their buildings: switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs, reducing the use of disposables in the kitchen, carrying out energy audits and reducing heat loss through gaps around windows and air ducts. Clearly, environmental stewardship can also result in monetary savings!
The Cornwall Greening Sacred Spaces event will appeal to everyone, from youth to seniors, who recognizes the moral or spiritual dimension of environmental issues, spiritual leaders included. Greening Sacred Spaces representative Kathryn Guindon, an ecologist with a diploma in Theology, will make a brief presentation and then lead a series of small group conversations. According to Guindon, “Environmental issues are often in the news and the news is usually bad. It’s all too easy to feel like your actions don’t matter or to be afraid to take the next step because you’ll be perceived as a “treehugger”. Coming together with other folks who care as much as you do can be very empowering.”
Everyone welcome, no need to register. Admission is free, donations to Transition Cornwall+ will be gratefully accepted.