Friday, June 2, 2017

Presiding Episcopal Bishop responds to Trump’s decision to pull U.S. out of worldwide climate accord

President Donald Trump announced June 1 that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, a 2015 pledge to limit climate change signed by 196 nations.

The agreement includes a plan to decrease carbon emissions and limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, and a commitment from wealthier nations to provide $100 billion in aid to developing countries. The agreement is the first-ever binding, international treaty in 20 years of United Nations climate talks.

The presiding bishop’s statement follows.

Paris climate deal exit 'deeply troubling' to Catholic leaders

Despite urging from allies, corporate leaders' last-minute calls and even a not-so-subtle gift from the pope, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced he would withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change.

With the announcement, Trump removes the United States — the world's second-largest present-day polluter, and the largest historical emitter of greenhouse gases — from the first-of-its-kind international pact that commits countries to curbing climate change. In December 2015 in Paris 195 nations signed the deal in a bid to keep global warming between 1.5 and 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) — the point at which scientists predict the devastating effects of climate change, such as sea level rise, increased drought and more frequent, intense storms, would become most severe and potentially irreversible.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day message from Anglican and Lutheran leaders

Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.—John 12:24

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2017, we invite you to join us in praying for the humility and discipline to use Earth’s resources wisely and responsibly.

Friday, April 21, 2017

LOCATION: Youth Childrens Litter Clean Up Earth Day Event


For more information click here. To confirm your interest click here or contact Richard at stewardshipoftheenvironment@outlook.com

Monday, April 17, 2017

Raising Awareness and Encouraging Action: Details About the Youth Litter Clean-Up Event in Montreal on Earth Day

To encourage good stewardship of the natural world and consistent with our mandate, the Stewardship of the Environment Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal is organizing a Youth Litter Clean-Up Event. This event will take place on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, between 10 AM and 12 PM.

We will be meeting at 10 AM on Mount Royal at the Chalet (lookout), 1196, Camillien-Houde, Montreal.  Look for the Stewardship of the Environment sign.

The first 25 children will receive a loot bag that will contain an environmentally themed children's book, seeds, and among other things easy to follow instructions on composting, recycling and making environmentally safe cleaning products. 

* All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Green Churches Forum 2017

Green Churches Forum 2017 will take place on May 11, 2017 in Ottawa. The Honorable Catherine McKenna, Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change will show her support to Canadian churches of all denominations as spiritual and moral leaders in their efforts to reduce their ecological footprint. She will say a few words at the opening of the Forum and will be on hand to meet and exchange with participants.

The keynote speaker will be The Right Rev. Mark MacDonald who will give the talk intitled "Celebrating the Spirit of Creation".

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Climate Justice Keynote Speech by Bishop Sofie Peterson

The Lutheran Bishop of Greenland (Church of Denmark) Sofie Peterson, is an Inuk pastor who will deliver an address on climate change in Montreal this Friday March 17 (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.).

Bishop Peterson was born in Maniitsoq, Greenland and she studied theology and graduated from the University of Copenhagen 1986.  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Youth Litter Clean-Up Event in Montreal on Earth Day

On Earth Day Saturday, April 22nd 2017, the Stewardship of the Environment Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal is organizing a spring litter clean-up day on Mount Royal.

In addition to cleaning up trash the event is designed to sensitize children to the importance of a clean environment.

Please consider joining us to help raise awareness at this critical time. This event is open to parents and their children as well as anybody who cares about acting on behalf of a healthy planet.

The first 25 kids will receive a loot bag that will include an environmentally themed children's book, seeds and information.

For directions click here or to confirm your interest click here.
If you have any questions contact Richard at stewardshipoftheenvironment@outlook.com

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Give it up for the Earth!

Give it up for the Earth! This Lent, Citizens for Public Justice invites you to participate in an exciting new faith-in-action campaign to increase climate justice in Canada. Many Christians mark Lent by “giving up” a bad habit or distracting practice during the 40 days leading up to Easter. By signing the Give it up for the Earth! pledge, you’ll be committing to Give it up for the Earth! – by reducing your driving or meat consumption, for example. You will also signal to the federal government that Canadian Christians want policy changes to move us further and faster towards international climate change goals. To learn more visit www.cpj.ca/for-the-earth and to sign the pledge, go to www.cpj.ca/pledge.