The Olive Tree Foundation has announced that a grant has been awarded to Faith & the Common Good and EnviroMuslims for the project, “Greening Canadian Mosques.”
The Greening Canadian Mosques program aims to empower Canadian mosque management teams to understand environmental issues and potential cost savings in their facilities. It will also educate Canadian Muslims who visit mosques to adopt sustainable behaviours, and provide ongoing support to mosque management participating in the Greening Canadian Mosques program.
“Faith & the Common Good and EnviroMuslims are grateful for this grant from Olive Tree Foundation to develop a toolkit that can serve as a template for Canadian mosques to improve sustainability practices, reduce carbon emissions, and reduce costs,” says Michelle Singh, Executive Director, Faith & the Common Good. “This project allows us to continue harnessing the power of diverse faith and spiritual groups through education, capacity building and collective action to build more resilient and sustainable Canadian communities.”
“The Olive Tree Foundation is very pleased to fund the ‘Greening Canadian Mosques’ project and support the important work of Faith & the Common Good and EnviroMuslims,” says Muneeb Nasir, Chair of the Olive Tree Foundation, in announcing the grant. “This project addresses a critical issue of our generation. We are pleased that this will help educate both management and members of mosques in environmentally responsible behaviours and hopefully result in a better, more sustainable planet.”
The Olive Tree Foundation is a philanthropic foundation that promotes community development through the collection of endowed funds and charitable contributions to fund services for the long-term benefit of the community.
Faith & the Common Good (FCG) is a national, interfaith charitable network dedicated to assisting and inspiring religious congregations and spiritual groups of all backgrounds to take collective action in creating more sustainable communities.