|When||Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM|
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|Where||The Plymouth Church in Framingham|
87 Edgell Road
Framingham, MA 01701-4835
MIP&L has done comprehensive facility energy assessments at over 300 houses of worship including the First Congregational Church of Stoneham, UCC (above, right), and the Eliot Church of Newton (shown at right). FCC Stoneham made upgrades over a period of years that lowered their carbon pollution by 66% and their energy bills by $30,000. According to FCC pastor Rev. Meredith Allen, “We believe we are created in the image of God, and we honor God and our neighbor when we choose to protect the environment. This is our mandate as inheritors of the Judeo-Christian tradition. By going solar and confronting the deadly threat of climate change, we hope to be a catalyst for our entire community.” Read about their success story here.
The Eliot Church of Newton, has lowered its carbon footprint by 61% as a result of improvements made over many years culminating in the installation of a rooftop solar array in 2016 that produces more electricity than the congregation needs.
Eliot, FCC Stoneham, the Edwards Church in Framingham, the Mass Conference headquarters in Framingham, and at least 3 other UCC churches in Massachusetts are among the more than 30 houses of worship that have installed solar under MIP&L’s Solar Power for Faith Communities program. Rooftop solar systems generate major carbon reductions, and save houses of worship a lot of money over their useful lives of 25 or more years. By highlighting the importance of renewable energy, they are – in a very practical down-to-earth way – another visible sign of God’s grace.
The SHOW workshop is sponsored by the Massachusetts Conference, UCC. All faiths are welcome.
For more information contact MIP&L Executive Director Vince Maraventano at vince@MIPandL.org or 617-244-0755.