The Green Group was constituted
to encourage right relations with Creation
within our church and without,
in all we do.
Greening our sacred place
is about realizing our connection
with the universe and its elements.
This means practicing spiritual and ecological values
in our everyday lives.
We can begin by changing the way we shop,
reducing our energy use,
eliminating toxic chemicals,
and making conscious choices about the food we eat.
St. Paul's also participates with other local churches
under the group name
Eco-Churches of West Hamilton (EcoWHam)
Knox Presbyterian, Dundas
St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church
St. Mark's United, Dundas
St. James Anglican Church, Dundas
St. Paul's United, Dundas
Westdale United Church, Hamilton
To practice and advance ecological sustainability in keeping with Christian principles of stewardship.
Representatives from each participating church have been meeting in Dundas since July 2009 to help each other to promote ecological activities in the pastoral charges/parishes, and to learn about environmentally sustainable practices that can be implemented in their homes, churches, and the wider community.
Activities and Events
Annual Earth Hour services
Discussions and climate change town hall with Filomena Tassi
City of Hamilton speakers: recycling/hazardous waste,
water conservation/wastewater treatment
City of Hamilton Clean-up Days
Workshops by Environmental Defence: toxics in personal care
products, threats to the Great Lakes
Various climate change events
Co-sponsor events with KAIROS and Dundas in Transition
Promote Environment Hamilton, 350.org, Blue Dot events
For more information, please contact any of the churches listed.
Our main spokesperson is Wayne Poole, Knox Presbyterian.
E-mail: [email protected]
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