A MINISTER WHO IS ASKING MORAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CARBON IMPACT OF THE CHURCH
“In my current job I travel a lot by car and by plane, and at some point we, as a church, are going to have to look at that. What is the carbon cost of flying, for example? I fly a lot. I’ve been to Newfoundland two or three times in the past month. Can we keep doing that? As a church is it morally acceptable to do that? To me, these are questions we’re going to have to wrestle with.
“Currently, the United Church has some very (attractive) grants for churches who are retrofitting their buildings for green energy. So those are the things I think we’re going to have to be about. We’re going to have to reduce our footprint.” — Andrew Richardson, United Church of Canada minister and regional manager, P.E.I.