ST. AIDAN'S ECO-SPIRITUALITY COMMITTEE

In response to the global climate crisis we are doing our part through study, spiritual development and action.

Toronto Climate Action Network
St. Aidan’s is the first local parish church to join the Toronto Climate Action Network (TCAN). We invite you to visit www.tcan.ca to learn about how we are connecting with people and projects at climate action events across Toronto.
We are also the first Toronto parish church to participate in the ongoing carbon calculator project: www.projectneutral.org/toronto.
David Miller Talk
Wednesday May 19, 7:30-9:00 PM

Former Toronto mayor, past CEO of the World Wildlife Foundation and current Director of the C40 Cities Leadership Group, David Miller will discuss his book Solved and the role of cities and local communities in solving climate change. A Zoom event co-sponsored for the community by St Aidan's and Beach United Church.
The Zoom link to attend is here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88178295533?pwd=UzFKTFdOd1dWVXh5eEhVTkpzeHdxZz09
Phone: 647-374-4685
Meeting ID: 881 7829 5533
Passcode: 353016

LENTEN ECO-EDUCATION
MEETING GOD IN CREATION: A LENTEN JOURNEY OF LOVE

On the Thursday evenings through Lent starting February 18th join us to learn, pray and take action to heal our relationship with the earth.

Click here for more details

What’s to be done about climate change?

A great book on the subject is Mark Jaccard’s The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success. Jaccard gave a lecture recently that some of us sat in on via Zoom. Slides from the lecture can be found throughout February at this link: Slides from January 26th, 2021.

Experts and non-experts offer competing claims on what should be done by governments and others in the face of the climate change crisis. Most of us non-experts are left somewhat confused in the process. Jaccard, an experienced policy maker and professor at Simon Fraser University in B.C., sets out a persuasive and perhaps unsurprising set of criteria by which the rest of us can judge and can frame our actions.

His core recommendations:

1.       To reduce carbon emissions to zero, the key is phasing out coal and gasoline usage as quickly as possible, especially in the critical sectors of electricity and transportation. This should be the laser-like public policy focus.

2.       Compulsory government regulation is required. Voluntary targets don’t work. Detailed implementation can be flexible, left to the sectors to work out within the mandatory targets and deadlines set by governments.

3.       Learn about how politics work and how governments can be persuaded to change or be changed.

Watch Mark Jaccard’s Lecture below!
Older Initiatives

 

  • Carbon Footprint Calculator
    Learn where and how you contribute to the carbon emissions that are causing global climate change, by using this tool: app.projectneutral.org/toronto