SHOW

Saturday February 7, 2015
from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
First Congregational Church Stoneham
One Church St., Stoneham, MA

Would your congregation like to lower its utility bills? Decrease its use of fossil fuels, and the contribution they make to global warming? Are you interested in learning more about solar energy? MIP&L's Sustainable House of Worship (SHOW) workshop covers all this and more.

Attend this informative, hands-on workshop to gain the tools and knowledge to evaluate four essential areas of the energy use and costs in your House of Worship:

  • Electricity — How to recognize the major energy hogs — and what to do about them.
  • Heat & Air Conditioning — Is it time for an upgrade?
  • Building Envelope — What tasks can make your congregation more comfortable and save you money?
  • Behavior — How simple actions can reduce your energy bill — and carbon footprint — by 10% or more.

The fee to attend is only $10 per person, payable during online registration through PayPal or in-person by check. Light refreshments are included.

To register, click here: http://conta.cc/1yuBfzt Registration closes February 2, 2015.

The workshop is sponsored by First Congregational Church Stoneham and Mass. Interfaith Power & Light. Members of all faiths who share our commitment to caring for creation are welcome.

Other SHOW Workshop Offerings:

 

IPL Preach-in

Mark your calendars to join Interfaith Power & Light's 5th annual National Preach-In on Global Warming, to be held over Valentine's Day weekend, February 13 - 15, 2015. This is expected to be our biggest Preach-In yet.

Each from their own place of worship, thousands of faith leaders of all major religions from across the country will join together with their members to express love for Creation and hope for the future.

Click here to pre-register for the National Preach-In on Global Warming

 

 

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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Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit organization that provides a faith based response to climate change by promoting energy efficiency, environmental justice, green job training, and policies that will lead to a sustainable future.