Solar Success 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7 to 9 PM
St. Matthews United Methodist Church 435 Central Street
Acton, MA 01720

Learn from our team of experts: House of Worship solar project leaders, solar installers, and industry experts. Find out:

  • How it can work on your roof
  • How much you will save on energy costs and carbon footprint
  • How to select the right solar installation company
  • How to pay for it

Presenters include:

Jim Nail, President, Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light and homeowner
Daryl Warner, East Milton Congregational Church, Milton
Bill Schroeder, South Church, Andover
Loren Shapiro, Temple Beth Shalom, Needham
Maddie Barr, Resonant Energy
Bob Clarke, 621 Energy

All are welcome!
Refreshments will be served.
Admission: Free will donations much appreciated
Registration is highly recommended so we can plan on enough handouts and refreshments.

Register at: https://conta.cc/2ID5LDc

 

Interfaith Forum

Join Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) for an interfaith summit on how religious communities can respond to climate change, extreme weather & vulnerability.

March 10, 2019 2-6 pm
Old south Church, Boston

 

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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carbon pricing

The social and public health damage from carbon pollution mounts every day. We need a law in Massachusetts that adds a fair and rising cost to fossil fuels to account for the enormous damage they cause. If you're a faith leader who agrees, sign the Interfaith Call for Carbon Pricing!

To learn more click here.

 

Paris we're still in!

Our faith calls us to protect Creation and to love our neighbor. We are acting to meet or exceed the Paris agreement goals. We're keeping the faith, and we're still in!

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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.