Our Green Team
With the PollinateTO grant from the City of Toronto, Manor Road planted a drought resistant native garden that provides a habitat for birds, insects and wildlife.
PurpleAir sensors measure PM (particulate matter) concentration levels. They provide real-time measurements of pollution easily accessible to the community. They collect information on differences in air quality in different neighbourhoods and at different times of the day and year.
Various churches in the cluster join monthly to discuss initiatives and share in the planning of various green projects. The group is concerned with education and action regarding environmental justice and advocating for a healthy planet.
Topics include sustainable and circular economic solutions, protecting nature in Toronto, and the importance of greenspace in the city.
Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea hosted a virtual panel to discuss our climate and how we can work toward a greener approach to our environment. Panelists included Marianne Eschker (the reduction of single use plastics), Muaz Nasir (Calipha Foundation), Michelle Singh (Faith and the Common Good) and Imam Wael Shahib Majid.
Fridays for Future Rally
Members from MRUC’s green team joined a Friday for Futures rally at Queen’s Park and march through downtown with signs that read: No nature, no future, Hands off our forests, Later is too late, Our house is on fire, Sorry I can’t clean my room I have to save the planet, and Don’t flush our future down the toilet.
Our Green Team met with Ian Chandler of stackitnow.com to start a disposable coffee cup recycling program at MRUC. Cups are collected and shredded to separate the polyethylene coating (which is discarded) from the paper which is recycled.
Manor Road United Church is on the traditional home of the Huron-Wendat Nation, Metis Nation of Ontario, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and Six Nations of the Grand River. May we be connected to the heartbeat of the Spirit as one.