Sightings from the Treehouse: Lessons from the Anthropocene

After researching and writing 20+ blogs over two years on climate change and the faith community, several themes and actions have organically emerged. They will be summarized below to pull together the threads identified through the Sightings blog series.  These suggestions hopefully will help the faith community understand the current state of creation and steps …

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Congratulations to our 2018 Energy Efficiency Grant Recipients!

This year, the GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grants Committee awarded 23 grants, totaling $50,000, to congregations and schools across the state of Georgia.

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St. Matthew Catholic Church Receives GIPL Grant

St. Matthew Catholic Church in Tyrone 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 making environmental …

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St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Receives GIPL Grant

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Cleveland, Georgia 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 …

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Solar Panels Installed at Bamboo Creek Farm

This article was originally published in the July 31, 2018 Global Growers e-newsletter.  Representatives from Creative Solar set up solar panels on the farm late June. With the installation of 28 solar panels at our Bamboo Creek Farm site, Global Growers expects to be the first farm in the metro-Atlanta area to have walk-in coolers …

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Solarize Atlanta Crowdsourcing To Bring Down Solar Costs

By JIM BURRESS Buying a lot of something all at once is usually cheaper than buying the same thing in smaller amounts over time — a concept known as “economy of scale.” Now, some solar advocates in Atlanta are bringing the principle to a rooftop near you, and, in the process, bringing down the cost …

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What Happens during an Energy Audit?

Today’s blog post comes from GIPL friend Patrick Cobb, the Facilities Manager at Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church.  Here he reflects on the process of receiving an Energy Audit from GIPL and what changes have been put in place following the audit. Additionally, Saint Anne’s has a large solar array installed on the parish, funded through …

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Holy Comforter Episcopal Church Receives a GIPL Energy Efficiency Grant to Upgrade Lighting to LED

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church has been a GIPL partner for over a decade, and received a pre-Power Wise energy audit in November 2007.   The audit was conducted by Shane Totten of Southface and Woody Bartlett, GIPL co-founder.  They were a former recipient of the GIPPY Trailblazer award.  Holy Comforter applied for their first GIPL matching …

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Sightings from the Treehouse: Mugged by Reality

Are houses of worship prepared for the current and coming natural disasters caused by climate change? If not, they need to be. During 2017, the faith community was in the heart of the hurricanes in the east and the wildfires in the west. They provided comfort and support to their ravaged congregants and local communities. …

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Solarize Atlanta is Here!

Atlanta’s first community-based solarize program officially launches Thursday, April 12, on Atlanta’s Westside at Monday Night Brewery’s Garage from 7 to 8:30pm. The launch follows months of work, and just in time for Earth Day, the Solarize Atlanta Coalition  chose Creative Solar as the installer for all residential roof projects and Hannah Solar as the …

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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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Christ Our Hope Catholic Church Receives a GIPL Grant

Christ Our Hope Catholic Church in Lithonia 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 making …

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