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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..

Advocating for accessible Ottawa streets

For Sally Thomas, navigating her wheelchair through the intersection of Ogilvie Road and City Park Drive is a frightening journey.

The pedestrian walking pole stands inside a rocky ditch, outside of her reach. If no one else is around, Thomas is forced to push the yellow button by moving the little wheels of her manual wheelchair into the ditch. By the time she manages to wheel out, little time is left to cross the street as the walking signal quickly changes to a red hand.



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