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Multiple benefits of community gardens

The Multiple Benefits of Community Gardens


In Fort Erie, Ont., newcomers and low-income families are finding hope and a better quality of life at an unexpected place—a Salvation Army community garden.

“When vulnerable people attend to their garden they find food security, friendship, purpose, belonging and more,” says Anne Watters, community and family services worker at The Salvation Army.

Community gardens have become more than a hobby or a place to grow healthy food. They now serve as classrooms where new skills such as composting and recycling are […]

Give it up for Earth Day


Earth Day, April 22, is the perfect opportunity to renew your commitment to living in harmony with the environment.

Are you ready to green your cleaning routine? Will you get away from bottled water or coffee in paper cups? There are a million possible green alternatives to what we do on a daily basis.

Did you know the average Canadian watches television or streams videos for more than 5 hours a day? That’s 25% of a person’s waking life! […]

Election Issue No. 3 – The Environment


With Canada plunged into its fourth election campaign in seven years, the environment is one issue Canadians want to hear about.

As it relates to the environment, The Salvation Army believes that humans are called to careful stewardship of the earth and its resources.

Among other environmental initiatives, the Army makes environmental concerns an integral part of planning and decision making in all facility designs and ongoing maintenance projects.

The Army takes advantage of power smart technologies and […]

The Salvation Army’s ‘Green’ Initiatives


While the environment may down the list on the election agenda, politicians can still sense that the public continues to worry about ecological deterioration. Canadians are eager to make choices that will benefit the environment. With this in mind, The Salvation Army continues to look at realistic alternatives that promote environmental stewardship.

Earth Hour


On Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 8:30 p.m., lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour, and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour.

The Salvation Army supports earth hour. We value preserving our environment. The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters is a registered participant in Earth Hour 2011.

Tell us what you are doing to celebrate Earth Hour

Are You Ready to Join Earth Hour?


Will you be joining a billion people around the world in turning off the lights on Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 p.m.?

The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters is a registered participant in Earth Hour 2010. Participation in Earth Hour is a symbolic global statement about making long-term changes to the way we use resources both in the workplace and at home.

Last year more than 10 million Canadians turned off their lights. For more information visit

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