Giving Up: On Coal Ash and Lent by Codi Norred

Earlier this month I paddled with soon to be new friends, seasoned fishermen, and a host of other nature lovers from across Georgia to tour the coal ash ponds along the banks of Lake Sinclair. Four coal ash ponds dot the shores, containing within them the toxic waste produced from coal-fired power plants. In some …

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Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church Receives GIPL Energy Efficiency Grant

Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church has received another matching grant from GIPL! Having completed a Power Wise energy audit in 2014, this congregation has been committed to increasing energy efficiencies around their church. During the 2014 grant cycle they received $2,705 to install WiFi thermostats and upgrade pendant incandescent flood lights to LED in their sanctuary. Estimated annual energy …

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Riverstone Church Receives a GIPL Grant

Riverstone Church Improves Sanctuary Lighting with LED Riverstone Church of Kennesaw completed a Power Wise energy audit in 2017 which included energy conservation measures (ECMs) for LED lighting upgrades and WiFi thermostats. The 48,500-square foot facility’s annual energy savings could reach $11,055 should all ECMs be implemented. During this grant cycle, the church applied for …

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Sightings from the Treehouse: Drill Baby, Drill

On April 20, 2010 one of the most catastrophic environmental disasters unfolded in the Gulf of Mexico when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew up and unleashed a geyser of oil buried a mile below the surface.  By the time it ended 87 days later, an estimated 130 million gallons of oil spewed into the …

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St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church Receives a GIPL Grant

 St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Kennesaw is one of 11 members 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 and schools in …

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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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Green Team Summit a Huge Success!

This past Sunday, we welcomed over 125 participants at our first annual Green Team Summit.  We’re celebrating that at least 57 congregations were represented at the event! We were inspired by the Keynote Presentation by Veronica Kyle and the many workshop leaders who covered engaging topics on sustainability.  We are grateful to The Temple for …

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The Future of Solar

Georgia Solar Energy Association Chair Don Moreland Weighs In on Solar Tariffs Atlanta, GA – Don Moreland, chair of the Georgia Solar Energy Association, has released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported solar cells and panels: “While these erroneous tariffs may cause short-term headwinds to Georgia’s thriving solar industry, …

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Winter Solstice & the Plant Vogtle Decision

The shortest day of the year has just given us the longest-running nightmare of an energy project here in Georgia. On this Winter Solstice, the Public Service Commission voted unanimously to continue the Plant Vogtle nuclear project despite billiions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule.

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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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Observe a Green Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak! !رمضان مبارك

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Why the EPA Should Matter to Christians

Guest blog entry written by Brian Webb, Executive Director of Climate Caretakers. Climate Caretakers is a global community of Christians committed to prayer and action on climate change. Although environmental issues have become highly polarized in recent years, some of the earliest political leaders of the environmental movement were Republicans. In fact, one of the …

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