Our Beautiful Earth by GIPL Board Member Gary Garrett

Gary Garrett is a GIPL Board member and attends Kirkwood United Church of Christ in Atlanta. In honor of Earth Day, the GIPL blog features Gary’s reflection on the impact of his own church’s commitments to stewardship and sustainability. Kirkwood UCC won the GIPPY Light award in 2014 for excellence in worship and education for …

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St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School Receives a GIPL Grant

Congratulations to St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School in Decatur for receiving a GIPL Energy Efficiency Matching Grant!  This Catholic school is one of 11 members the Catholic Pilot Project. The “Laudato Si’ Action Plan Pilot Project,” came to life when the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta decided to run a pilot project to support …

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church and School in Rome Receive GIPL Grants

St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Mary’s Catholic School in Rome are two of 11 members of the Catholic Pilot Project. This project, whose full name is the “Laudato Si’ Action Plan Pilot Project,” came to life when the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta decided to run a pilot project to support this group of parishes …

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Saint Anne's Episcopal Church Receives a GIPL Grant

Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta Awarded $10,000 GIPL Matching Grant for Energy Efficiency Project During the December 2017 grant committee meeting, the committee was very impressed with the completed and on-going energy efficiency projects Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church and Preschool had completed within the past couple years.  Two projects in particular are its solar …

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GIPL Grants Give Hope

Every year, GIPL awards grants to fund energy efficiency projects for faith communities across Georgia. To date, we’ve awarded close to $1 million dollars in matching grants and is having a huge impact on the reduction of energy footprints of sanctuaries, temples, mosques and religious schools statewide. This program intends to give hope to congregations …

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Christ Episcopal Church Receives GIPL Grant

The Rev. Dcn. Leann Culbreath presents the grant check to Senior Warden Nikki Yarbrough (left) and Rector Rev. Dave Johnson (center). Christ Episcopal Church in Valdosta was awarded a GIPL Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to support in-house energy efficiency upgrades. After receiving a GIPL energy audit, the congregation learned that there was significant energy loss in one …

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Athens First United Methodist Church Receives GIPL Grant

Athens First United Methodist Church was awarded a GIPL Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to support lighting upgrades in the sanctuary to LED fixtures. They received $3,964 for these upgrades. This project will save approximately $1,000 per year in energy savings, and more when factoring in the savings on light bulb purchases. After receiving a GIPL …

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St Mark’s Episcopal Church Receives GIPL Grant

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in LaGrange was awarded a GIPL Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to fund a foam attic insulation project completed in March 2016. From the energy usage data already collected since the installation, the church is projected to have an annual energy savings of $600. St. Mark’s was awarded $2,748 for this energy …

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The Future is Bright for First Baptist in Blakely

First Baptist Church in Blakely, Georgia, was awarded its fourth GIPL Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to upgrade their lighting to LED fixtures. Many energy efficiencies have been incorporated already at this historic church in South Georgia following their GIPL energy audit a few years ago. Now the church is upgrading the old lighting in their kitchen, office and foyer …

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Trinity Episcopal Church Receives GIPL Grant

Trinity Episcopal Church in Statesboro was a awarded a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to support their in-house energy efficiency efforts. Following their energy audit in July 2016, they applied for a grant to install new WiFi thermostats in their church building. This should reduce annual energy costs by $1,850 with a simple …

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St. Lawrence Catholic Church Receives GIPL Grant

St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville was a awarded a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to support their in-house energy efficiency efforts.  Following their energy audit in October 2016, they applied for a $5,000 grant to recommission their existing building automation system to better manage their energy usage. Recommissioning the BAS should reduce …

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St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and Day School Receives GIPL Grant

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and Day School in Atlanta was awarded a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to help implement energy efficiency practices in their facilities. After receiving an energy audit through GIPL last year, St. Anne’s determined that spray-in attic insulation for the administration building would significantly reduce electricity usage and costs. …

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