Mary's Question: I'm wondering about the best way to track electricity use now that we have installed solar. The Eversource Green Button returns a negative number for KwH consumption. So, do we need to track solar production and consumption separately and perform a calculation? We would welcome any suggestions. Thanks.
Hi, I don’t have a microphone so couldn’t respond to the greeting!
Greetings to everyone! If you would like to introduce yourself in the chat box, that would be great! You can share your name, city, and church home. You can also share an earth day highlight if you like!
Hi there. Doug MacWade from Heidelberg USS in Schwenksville PA. We participated in our Perkiomen Creek Steam Clean-up event hosted by the watershed society.
Hi, Gary and Jane Smith here from Community UCC in Raleigh. Right now we are installing professional composting at our church! Does anyone have great composting signage you like to share?
Weblink about the UCC's Creation Justice Churches program: http://www.ucc.org/best_practices_for_creation_justice_churches
Hi, Anne Hayek, Needham Congregational Church in Massachusetts. I am working with a utility contractor to change our CFL lights to LED and insulate our heating pipes. Worship service included witness by three environmental team members. I am very concerned about the future of the Atlantic Right Whales, who are in danger of extinction.
Whoops! That link was for the series of articles on best practices. Here is the link about the Creation Justice Churches program:
Here is a link to Jerry's last webinar for us:
Both Cornerstone and Church Building and Loan Fund are UCC or UCC affiliated institutions that have ecoloan programs.
Cornerstone webpage: https://www.cornerstonefund.org/organizations/borrowing/mortgage-loans/energy-improvements/
Did your chart have a recommended color/warmth for the diferent areas in a worship are vs office area?
What about dark sky compliant warm LED steeple lighting and church sign lighting, please?
Cold LED CCTs disrupt circadian rhythms of humans, mammals, insects, and plants and negatively affect pollination —> food chain impacts.
You can have both: low CCT LEDs. Let’s talk!
Thanks Brooks and Jerry!