SAGE (Sustainable Action Group for the Environment) was formed in 2018 and this group has been one of the most active groups in the church. 

It has initiated and hosted a number of environmental courses for the community on such themes as: Electric vehicles, Plastics in the ocean, Air quality/wood smoke, and Recycling. The group has also sponsored online Drawdown Solutions Action courses.

There is a commitment to buy Fair Trade tea and coffee for church events and to avoid using plastic cups for serving coffee and tea. 

The church recycles paper and other products and composts kitchen waste.

This group facilitated the installation of heat pumps for the building in 2022 and 2023, to replace the existing gas furnace. This project was assisted with a grant from the Faithful Footprints project of the United Church of Canada. 

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Petition to Sign:

https://davidsuzuki.org/action/support-a-canadian-environmental-justice-law/

 

Finding Climate Action

As BC broke more forest fire records than ever before in 2023 and climate troubles have been in the news throughout the world, an increasing number of people are experiencing climate anxiety. The climate crisis can feel too big to stop or even mitigate, but over 200 International scientific researchers say it is possible to do just that. There are currently available solutions to counter this crisis based on work of Project Drawdown and Project Regeneration. Hope lies in implementing these actions.

Did you know that two of the most powerful climate solutions occur in our kitchen more than in the cars we drive? Would changing cooking methods in a distant country actually help? How do you talk to people about the climate crisis?

Community members can join a 5-part facilitated interactive workshop series, exploring climate change solutions in more depth, and supporting participants in identifying, supporting, and initiating climate change solutions at the household, community, and policy levels.

These workshops will take place Saturdays at 10am, starting January 27th at Comox United Church, 250 Beach Dr., Comox and is hosted by SAGE (Sustainability Action Group for the Environment) and the Comox Valley Unitarian Justice Team Church. Pre-register by contacting regeneratebc@gmail.com. Although there is no cost for this program, donations are gratefully accepted.