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Join Faith Leaders for the ENERGY STAR Pennsylvania Stewardship Tour

September 25 - September 27

Virtually every faith tradition teaches stewardship: Out of gratitude and appreciation for what we have been given, we are taught to make wise use of gifts and assets such as financial and natural resources, the time and talents of congregation members, and the house of worship, itself, in ways that are responsible and accountable.

• However, like most U.S. commercial buildings, the typical worship facility wastes about 30 percent of the energy for which its congregants pay.

No-cost efficiency actions and careful investments can earn substantial savings to be returned to the mission of the congregation. What could your congregation do with funds equivalent to 30 percent of your annual energy bill? Further, while saving money, the pollution related to this wasted energy will be reduced—pollution that impacts human life and health. At the same time, natural resources will be conserved for our children and generations to come.

ENERGY STAR is the nation’s voluntary program helping congregations, businesses, schools, homeowners, and tenants save energy and water—and therefore money. Local Pennsylvania faith communities are hosting ENERGY STAR presentations on tools, training, and technical support freely available at www.energystar.gov/congregations.

SAVE THE DATE and please Join Interfaith Leaders for the ENERGY STAR® Pennsylvania Stewardship Tour.

Tuesday, September 25 – 

9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.                     Akron

The Welcoming Place
21 South 12th St
Akron, PA 17501

2:30p.m. – 4p.m.                             Bedford

Trinity Lutheran Church
106 West Penn Street
Bedford, PA 15522

7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.                        Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
(John Knox Room)
616 Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Wednesday, September 26

9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.                     Meadville    

Trinity Lutheran Church
649 Park Avenue
Meadville, PA 16335

2:30p.m. – 4:00p.m.                       State College

State College Friends Meeting
611 East Prospect Ave.
State College, PA 16801

 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.                       Harrisburg       

Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
1280 Clover Lane,
Harrisburg, PA 17103

Thursday, September 27 

9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.                       Media

Reformation Lutheran Church
102 West Rose Tree Road
Media, PA 19063

 

Environmental Protection Agency Representatives (EPA) will share information and answer questions regarding the ENERGY STAR free program that is available for congregations.  They will share:

• TOOLS:
o Download the free ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations (PDF) for savings facts and strategies, action lists, no-cost/low-cost “Sure Savers” and more at www.energystar.gov/congregations
o Use the free, online Portfolio Manager® tool for tracking energy, water savings, and recycling/material management, and the resulting pollution prevention at www.energystar.gov/benchmark

• TRAINING:
o Live and recorded webinars, FAQs, fact sheets, short videos, at www.energystar.gov/buildings/training on Portfolio Manager and other energy and water saving topics

• TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
o ENERGY STAR Help Desk at www.energystar.gov/buildings/help

• JOIN ENERGY STAR:
o Learn how your congregation can be an ENERGY STAR partner at no cost or obligation at www.energystar.gov/joinbuildings

Everyone is welcome to attend. Presentations are free and reservations are suggested, but not necessary.

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September 25
End:
September 27
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