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Video - Solar Panels at Richards Memorial United Church


This video is an interview with Rev Janet Fradette of Richards Memorial United Church in London, Ontario. The church completed a roof-mounted solar panel installation in the form of a cross as a demonstration of their congregation's commitment to care for Creation.


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This video is a supplement to the article Solar Power for Faith Communities.


For more information about Richards Memorial, United please visit their website. They also have information about their solar project, as well as a live feed of the power being generated by the panels and explanations of the carbon offsets and benefits to this source of community renewable energy.

In this issue..

Biodome Garden Promotes Food Sustainability

Ottawa's first Biodome Garden will extend the growing season and showcase sustainable approaches to food security, according to members of the Brewer Park Community Garden in Old Ottawa South. They're putting the finishing touches on a geodesic dome that will house garden beds, an aquaponics system and a community learning space.

"The goal is to be able to have four seasons of gardening in there," says Johanne Ranger, Biodome liaison on the Brewer Park Community Garden executive.
The dome will also serve as a demonstration garden to test and share knowledge about growing healthy, local food more sustainably. "It's to teach, learn, inspire and collaborate," says Guy Soulire, Biodome Garden project co-lead.
The striking design of the 13-foot-high, 26-foot-diameter geodesic structure serves several purposes. The rounded shape, formed by 75 plywood triangles surrounding transparent polycarbonate panels, is strong. 
"We're estimating that we're using about 40 per cent less materials than would normally be in a structure of this type," says Michael Oster, Biodome Garden project lead. 

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