Reduction commitment: 20% Reduction Commitment from 2007 (Absolute)
Business Type: Not-For-Profit/Charity
The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a church-based non-profit agency that provides humanitarian assistance, supports sustainable community development and works for justice and peace around the world. MCC works in partnership with churches and organizations to meet the needs identified by local communities.
All 12 North American MCC offices report emissions from air and land travel to Sustainable Waterloo as a part of their partnership, providing computer-based tracking tools, analyzing data and creating reports.Visit website
Notable GHG Reduction and Sustainability Projects:
Solar Panel Installation: The MCC had 774 solar panels installed on their roof in order to produce clean energy. The system went online as of July, 2016 and over the course of one year is expected to reduce GHG emissions equivalent to 121 barrels of crude oil.
Energy Efficient Building: Completed the construction of their MCC head office at 50 Kent in Kitchener. The new building was built with sustainability in mind.
Environmental Assessment Policy Imposed: A comprehensive environmental assessment tool has become standard procedure for all program planning. Any new project has to do an environmental assessment first, including a carbon impact.
Lighting Upgrade: Replaced track lighting with energy-efficient LED bulbs in some indoor signs and replaced most light bulbs in all buildings, including the church, with compact fluorescent bulbs.
Video Conferencing: Video Conferencing has become a popular tool for communicating among Mennonite Communities.
Emissions: MCC began tracking their GHG emissions in 2007. The graph below displays their emissions data thus far.
While MCC is accounting for its environmental impact, it is working towards embedding sustainability into the organizational culture through its Operating Principle of Acting Sustainably. This principle is exhilarated by MCC’s Green Team which is made up of board and staff members that meet 1-2 times yearly.
Waterloo Region’s Greening Sacred Spaces Award (2010)
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