People all over Edmonton are waking up to the fact that we’re in the midst of an environmental crisis. It’s good to remember this once in a while, as we go about life in this city of the one driver per car. Some good citizens at Saint Andrew’s United Church are trying to make a difference. They’ve paid some attention to their church building “through regulated use of more efficient heating, installation of low-flush toilets and replacing doors and windows with more energy-conserving models”. Now they’re trying to reduce the amount of single-occupancy church commuters through Operation Carpool, “a program designed to help our congregation reduce emissions and fuel consumption by having fewer cars pull into our parking lot on Sundays”.
They’re also keen to share their knowledge through “offering tours and workshops to other churches and non-profit groups”.
We’ve started a new section here at Green Edmonton called “Initiatives”. It will highlight and document organizations that are making concerted efforts in the right direction. Congratulations to Saint Andrew’s Church for their positive initiative.