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Video - Solar Panels at Richards Memorial United Church

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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..

Pipeline to Prosperity?

 "What can I contribute to this discussion?" I always ask myself this question when I start to plan, research, and write an article. When doing a story for PEN it is extremely important that I bring value to the reader. It is a duty I don't consider lightly.

It would be so easy to just say that we must not go forward with Northern Gateway or any other form of transport of what is often called "Dirty Oil." But, with the huge investments and international players the Athabasca Oil Sands output needs to get from source to market, there is little you or I can do about it. 

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