Green Economy North
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Trinity United Curch
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.
Members learn about the program, and identify immediate sustainability goals and support needs.
Members gather data about sustainability performance, set a baseline year, and prepare to report on metrics.
Members measure and publicly report on sustainability metrics, and prepare detailed action plans.
Members set a public sustainability target and implement action plans.
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 CO
are emitted by the average passenger vehicle in one year.
2016 Total (CO
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: 11.24t
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: 0.79t
Scope 3 Emissions:
All other indirect emissions are categorized in Scope 3. Standard inventories include scope 3 emissions from solid waste removal, water and waste water usage, but can also include many categories from purchased air and rail travel to employee commuting to work.
2016 Scope 3: 0.1t
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