The Greening Sacred Spaces Awards recognize and showcase faith organizations that have demonstrated initiative and commitment to protect God’s creations. These awards provide the opportunity for diverse faith traditions to come together to share their environmental stewardship initiatives and actions. We recognise two communities each year.
Next Green Awards will take place on Thursday May 3rd, 2018 at the Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Center in Oakville. Please RSVP to be included in the event.
Guest Speaker – Chief Stacey LaForme of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations
Stacey Laforme is the elected Chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation (MNCFN). Born and raised on MNCFN, Chief Laforme has served his community for over fifteen years, being first elected to council in 1999. Chief Laforme is committed to increasing involvement and communication between Elected Council and both on and off-reserve membership. He is very active throughout MNCFN’s traditional territory which encompasses 3.9 million acres of Southern Ontario, not only as a Chief, but as a notable storyteller and poet. His dedication to the land, history, language and culture of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation is helping to guide his First Nation towards a prosperous future.
Nominations for this year’s event will be accepted until April 15th, 2018 – click here for nomination form (add link)
Faith communities eligible to receive the award will have:
- initiated actions to care for the environment, or
- existing maintained or sustained actions that protect the environment
- and be based in either the Halton or Peel region
Please submit completed nomination forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Green Awards or the nomination process, please contact Laura Irvine at the email address above or call 905 815 6185 ex 2.
Some Past Green Awards Recipients:
– Unitarian Congregation of Mississauga
– Applewood United Church in Mississauga
– Solel Congregation in Mississauga
In establishing the criteria for the awards, we thank the Ottawa Ecology & Theology Working Group of the Anglican Church for their pioneer work at identifying criteria for Green Church awards within their community. Their work has served as a frame of reference in the development of this award.