Friday, February 13, 2009

Praising the Son with the sun

I've been saving this in my inbox to pass along for quite some now - since November 14, actually. But, it's still worth posting. A note from the Episcopal Ecological Network directed me to the Diocese of Vermont's newsletter. A parish there is using solar power to help run the church. I find this noteworthy not just because that's a good thing to do, but also because the parish is St. Barnabas in Norwich. Norwich is right across the Connecticut River from Hanover, and I know the priest there - a wonderful woman who has given me great pastoral advice on multiple occasions. So, be sure to click through on the links below - even if solar power is beyond your congregation's reach, it's still heartening to see what the church is doing for creation.

Friends-

Fred Chase (Diocese of Vermont and Diocese of Chicago) sent a link to "Mountain Echo", the newspaper of the Diocese of Vermont. The lead article in the November 2008 issue is about a Solar Power array installed at St. Barnabas in Norwich, VT. The article is available online as a PDF.

If you have difficulty with the above link, go to http://www.dioceseofvermont.org and scroll down to the link for the [November] issue of "Mountain Echo".

Maybe this article will give other congregations and vestries ideas on living into environmental stewardship.

Peace,
Chuck

2 comments:

Cany said...

Ooooo. Thanks for this!

Jordan said...

Huh, well are there churches in Iceland run on geothermal?

Or ones that run on wind in Arizona?

This is interesting. A Vermont church using solar ... what's to stop other churches from going green (other than their lack of faith in global warming).