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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..

Tax Time? Help is Here

Last year, Ottawa ACORN (Ottawa Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), helped over 801 low-income people file their 2012 tax returns. This project is focused on using free tax preparation to ensure that low-income Canadians receive all the benefits that exist in the tax system. 

This is a major drive to help reduce poverty and build community wealth in low-income neighbourhoods. 

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