GREEN GROUP

Green Group

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Two new charters in Hamilton! 
Please endorse and/or comment on them: 
Hamilton Climate Change Action Charter at www.climatechangehamilton.ca to address climate change. 
Food is First – A Food Charter for the City of Hamilton at www.hamiltonfoodcharter.wordpress.com 
to promote a healthy, equitable, sustainable food system in Hamilton.

About Us

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)

Participating Churches
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

Mission
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: waynepoole3@gmail.com

Green Group Policy

Resources and Supportive Organizations

    The United Church of Canada

        The national church website
        includes many links and worship/workshop resources addressing Earth stewardship. Click Here

    Environment Hamilton

        A not-for-profit organization
        to help Hamiltonians develop
        the knowledge and skills they need
        to protect the environment, and
        to build a sustainable future
        for Hamilton. Click Here

    Greening Sacred Spaces

        A project of Environment Hamilton:
        to assist faith communities
        to create more sustainable
        and energy-efficient
        places of worship
        and to educate their members
        about ecological issues. Click Here

    Kairos

        An ecumenical partnership
        working to promote human rights,
        justice and peace,
        viable human development,
        and ecological justice. Click Here

    350.org

        An international movement
        to advocate for reduced fossil fuel use and promote awareness of climate change. Click Here

    Dundas in Transition

        An all-volunteer, non-profit organization
        in Dundas focused on facing the challenges of climate change and dependence on fossil fuels
        through increasing local resilience and self-sufficiency. Click Here

    A Rocha

        An international Christian organization
        which engages in scientific research,
        environmental education, and community-based conservation projects. Click Here

    City of Hamilton

        Supports water conservation, recycling, eating local food, and many other environmental projects. Click Here

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