Welcome to Greening Sacred Spaces (GSS) Hamilton.

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GSS is a program of 'Faith and the Common Good' that is rolled out locally by 'Environment Hamilton' to assist faith communities in taking practical actions towards a more sustainable and energy efficient place of worship and to educate members of the community about ecological issues.

Greening Sacred Space will help people of faith live out the call to protect our planet home within their own context. It also provides an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations about the spirituality of eco-sustainability.

This year, one of the goals for our project is to focus on engaging youth around sustainability and eco-justice issues. We are encouraging groups to create an Eco-team. We are looking for members to join the GSS Youth Steering Committee that will meet quarterly.  The youth voices in your group are very important and valued and we are be extending an invitation to youth leaders to come out and discuss how their youth representatives can join.

We are also inviting faith groups and organizations to get involved with food security issues in our community.

Yearly, GSS offers faith groups the 'Get to Worship without your Vehicle Challenge' where congregants are encouraged to use active transportation the weekend of the third week in September.

GSS offers the 'Nourishing Hamilton Fair; Food,faith and Justice,' which takes place in late April, early May.

Every year an the GSS Award of Excellence is given to the place of worship who demonstrates the most initiative or strides towards sustainability. 

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