Lutherans Restoring Creation

Care for Creation Workshop

For People of Faith Ready to Act as Earth-Keepers
Wednesday, June 20th 2-6 pm
At Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in Harwich MA
(the one with the solar panels!)

LEARN HOW TO: monitor energy use, improve your electrical & HVAC systems, and seal your house of worship properly.

DISCUSS & PRACTICE: how faith can offer a common ground, what speaking in faith and love can do, and how creation care is a foundation for action as servants to the most vulnerable.

CONNECT & ACT: Gather and brainstorm with local organizations and individuals who share your passion and will help you remain accountable to your goals.

Suggested donation: $15/person payable online through PayPal, or at the door by check.

Please register by Sun. June 17: at https://conta.cc/2Llc7Ve so we can properly prepare.

Email: info@lutheransrestoringcreation.org or call Phoebe Morad, Executive Director of Lutherans Restoring Creation: 617-599-2722

Clergy, lay leaders, building & creation care committee members encouraged to attend. 2 attendees per congregation recommended. Refreshments offered. All are welcome to join the church service starting at 6:30pm.

We can have activities for youth available but let us know beforehand if you intend to bring children so we can be prepared!

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MIPL

Houses of worship leave a notable environmental imprint.

Houses of Worship

Per capita, per hour of use, they're often among the biggest wasters of energy, and the United States has more houses of worship than any other country!

Many congregations recognize the moral imperative for stewardship, but don't always stand on the moral "high ground" when it comes to actual energy usage. We need to become better stewards and, in the process, encourage and inspire our congregants to do better at home, school, and work.

Membership in MIP&L offers a concrete way to put faith into action. Together, we will work toward environmental justice and care of creation. We will be a powerful religious response to global warming and environmental degradation!

If we don't, who will?

 

SUCCESS STORIES

Boston SynagogueAll Steamed Up?

Boston Synagogue was all steamed up, not just about climate change but especially about its cost (in $s and environmental impact) for using steam to heat its building. Boston Synagogue (also known as Charles River Park Synagogue) is a small, lay-led synagogue located in the heart of the Old West End near Massachusetts General Hospital. The building was constructed in 1971. It is a single-story structure, with a dramatic pitched "skylight" roof over the Sanctuary.

The result?  During 2009 Boston Synagogue reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 70%, from over 200,000 lbs to just over 80,000 lbs. Their annual energy costs decreased by 57% during this period, to about $6,800 as compared to about $15,750. Also, their annual repair and maintenance bills dropped significantly. As a result,the estimated payback time on their capital investment is approximately 5 years.

Read the full and very detailed case study by clicking here (PDF).

 

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Mass. Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit organization that provides a religious response to climate change. Our mission is to: Assist faith communities, their members and the public to decrease their carbon dioxide emissions & energy costs; educate people on why climate change is a matter of morality and justice; and increase public understanding of policies that will lead to a sustainable future.