Cape Breton Post

Greening sacred spaces workshop organized


SYDNEY — The greening of sacred spaces will be the subject of a workshop in Sydney today. Cape Breton University’s Tompkins Institute and Faith and the Common Good, a national interfaith, non-profit organizati­on are offering the workshop. The workshop will take place at 7 p.m. in Sydney at the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation in Suite 104. Those wanting to attend are advised to use the entrance off Nepean Street. The workshop will be led by Stephen Collette, green audit manager for Faith and the Common Good, and Emma Norton, energy conservati­on co-ordinator for the Ecology Action Centre. It will be an informal opportunit­y for tips and problem solving. There is no charge, but space is limited. People are asked to register in advance by contacting Tom Urbaniak at or 902-563-1226. In addition to the open workshop, next week will feature on-site, detailed, practical green audits of three Cape Breton places of faith. Each congregati­on will receive written recommenda­tions for cost-savings and adjustment­s, both short and medium-term, that are sensitive to their mission and community assets. There will also be a followup meeting with a congregati­on that had a green audit done last year.

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