The environment, an inherent respect for the interconnected web of all existence of which we are a part, is a very important focus for Neighbourhood. To integrate all of the community’s initiatives and provide additional support in this area, the Greening and Social Action Committees have merged. The merged group (SAGC) will also continue to pursue humanitarian issues, many of which have become annual events.
Membership in East End Refugee Committee (EERC): Solicit donations of time (e.g. English language support) and household goods for arriving families.
Homeless: Collect food bank donations. Collect warm clothing and underwear for the homeless.
Garden: Continue to cultivate our Neighbourhood garden and tree planting initiatives with children’s and youth’s involvement.
Awareness: Continue to raise awareness of ways Neighbourhood members can reduce their environmental footprint at home. Table in foyer promotes novel ways to help protect the environment.
Pride Day: Organize walkers for Unitarian Universalist contingent in the parade.
List of activities we have taken part in:
– Habitat for Humanity
– Mega-Quarry resistance
– East End Interfaith Alliance
– Tsunami relief
– Gas Line 9 protest
– Welcoming Congregation
– Out of the Cold
– Glen Rhodes Food Bank