Copper Cliff United Church

The United Church of Canada is deeply concerned about climate change, an issue which has profound ethical and moral dimensions. Three United Churches in the Manitou Conference have become members of Green Economy North. These churches are small not-for-profit organizations, administered by volunteers and funded by members and adherents.


“We greatly value the support we receive from Green Economy North to define the resources needed to achieve the upgrades at our church.”

- Len Wisemen, Copper Cliff United Church

Current Milestone
Onboarding: Members learn about the program, and identify immediate sustainability goals and support needs.
Developing: Members gather data about sustainability performance, set a baseline year, and prepare to report on metrics.
Reporting: Members measure and publicly report on sustainability metrics, and prepare detailed action plans.
Targeting: Members set a public sustainability target and implement action plans.

Total Emissions: An inventory of all sources of greenhouse gas emissions is the total amount of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent produced over the entire business operation, compiled to ISO 14064-1 standard. For comparison, 5.23 Tonnes of CO2 are emitted by the average passenger vehicle in one year.

2016 Total (CO2e): 69.83t  

Scope 1 Emissions: These emissions come from direct release of greenhouse gases, primarily from the consumption of fossil fuels from space heating or vehicle use.

  2016 Scope 1: 67.8t

Scope 2 Emissions: Electricity consumption requires generation. A share of Ontario’s energy grid comes from fossil fuel generation, and this share is reflected in Scope 2, or “energy indirect” emissions.

2016 Scope 2: 2.03t