Protect and Preserve God’s Creation

With new solar panels installed, Christ Church cut 37, 872 kWh from its energy bill in 2014. And more importantly, saved the equivalent of 1,250 gallons of gas or 30 trees. “Christ Church’s Green Team is looking for ways to minimize our environmental footprint,” says Kevin Ruddy, Team Leader. “We want to do what we can to protect and preserve God’s creation. The solar panels we’ve installed are the most visible representation of that mission, but we want the panels to be the tip of the iceberg. We’re also looking to reduce the church’s use of electricity and water, decrease trash, and increase re-cycling. We’re very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish so far and are eager to much more in the months and years to come.” In addition to solar panels, the Green Team worked with NStar to conduct an energy audit and replace more than one-half of all lights with more efficient lighting. Currently, the team is getting quotes on energy-efficient windows and low-flow toilets.