Solar effort targets faith communities
HartfordBusiness.com /Ruchi Vaishnav | Journal Inquirer
“A lot of people have stronger ties to their faith community than to their town or city, and we want them to be able to participate in Solarize as well,” said Brian F. Keane, president of SmartPower.
Solarize Connecticut has partnered with 72 towns and cities statewide to lower the costs for homeowners to install solar panels. Now it’s reaching out through churches and faith organizations
“Transitioning to clean energy in our homes is a tangible way we can live out the tenets of our faith, including justice and compassion for all the earth’s people. Some of the highest rates of energy consumption per capita occur in the U.S., yet developing countries stand to be most impacted by the effects of climate change,” said the Rev. Joshua Pawelek of Unitarian Universalist Society: East.
“Our time to act is running out. We urge your house of worship to join us in Solarize with Faith as a beacon of hope and a vehicle for change,” he added.
An organizational meeting for those communities of faith that are interested in participating will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at UUS:E, 153 W. Vernon St.
Registration is requested but not required; to register contact Chamae Mejias at 860-331-1041 or visit bit.ly/SolarWithFaith.