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Emory Presbyterian Church Wins Light Award at the GIPPYs

Our second winner at the Fifth Annual GIPPY Awards is Emory Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, who won the Light Award for excellence in promoting Creation Care in worship and education. Emory Presbyterian has dedicated significant time and talents to educate their congregation, their community, and themselves on the many ways to care for creation, as well as incorporating …

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Berea Mennonite Church Receives Matching Grant

John Weirwille, pastor at Berea Mennonite Church, applied for and received a matching grant of $2,190 to upgrade their attic insulation to a R30 value and to install LED exit signs throughout their buildings.  Energy cost saving following implementation of the approved projects is estimated at $1,000 per year. Berea Mennonite Church is a congregation of the …

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St. Patrick's Episcopal Church Wins Power Award at the GIPPY's

We had our Fifth Annual GIPPY Awards last week, and we’ll be posting one winner on the blog each week for the next four weeks. Our first winner is St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Dunwoody, who won the Power Award, which is given out each year for excellence in energy efficiency.

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And The Winners Are…

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Fifth Annual GIPPY Awards last night. We had a great turnout and enjoyed seeing you all, meeting lots of new people, and hearing about how your congregations have promoted creation care over the past year. We also  hope that you learned something from Cathy Woolard’s experiences as the Executive …

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Success Story: St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Contribution by Alexis Chase – ED and proud member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta I am a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta. Our most recent newsletter had the following article. Because I am so proud of St. Luke’s and all of the work they have done to embrace energy efficiency, I thought I …

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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Tucker Receives Matching Grant

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Tucker, headed by Senior Pastor J. David Kivett, received an Energy Improvement Matching Grant through Power Wise for the amount of $5,000. The grant will be matched by the congregation and will be used to upgrade lighting in the education building to T-5 fluorescent lighting.  St. Andrew’s has already undertaken a number of energy …

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Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Receives Matching Grant

Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church in Savannah, headed by Senior Pastor Dr. John R. Wall, received an Energy Improvement Matching Grant through Power Wise for the amount of $3,300. The grant will be matched by the congregation and will be used to selectively upgrade lighting from T-12 fluorescent lamps and incandescent bulbs to more efficient T-8 lamps. In addition, motion …

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St. Alban's Episcopal Church Honored by EPA

On Sunday, September 26, 2010, a special ceremony was held at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Monroe to award them with one of only five 2010 Energy Star® Congregation Awards given by the EPA.  Winners are recognized for fighting global warming through effective energy management practices and innovative efficiency solutions. St Alban’s Episcopal Church, a 50 year old building, …

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Central Presbyterian Church Receives Matching Grant

Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, headed by Pastor Gary W. Charles, received an Energy Improvement Matching Grant under the Power Wise Program for the amount of $9,063. The grant will be matched by the congregation and will be used to upgrade lighting from T-12 fluorescent lamps to more efficient T-8 lamps in the Campbell Egan Building, the kitchen and …

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St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Receives EPA’s Congregation Award

Congratulations to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Monroe, Georgia, one of only five recipients across the nation to win the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Congregation Award this year! St. Alban’s Episcopal, which is headed by Father Brent Owens, has been working hard to reduce their energy use. In 2008, the congregation received an energy audit from Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, …

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School Receives Matching Grant

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School (IHM) is a non-profit school headed by Principal Tricia DeWitt.  The school opened its doors in August 1958. IHM serves 498 students (378 families) from 31 different parishes throughout the Metro Atlanta area with classes from kindergarten to eighth grade. Its students come from diverse backgrounds, 18 percent are …

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Canon Church of God Receives Matching Grant

Canon Church of God in Canon, Georgia, headed by Reverend Gary Stewart, received a Energy Improvement Matching Grant under the Power Wise program for the amount of $2,500. The grant will be matched by the congregation and will be used to upgrade windows in the parsonage to improve energy efficiency. Additionally, funds will be used to upgrade several …

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