Author: GTC Staff: Published: 6/27/2023 Green The Church
Green The Church Empowers Black Churches to Close the Clean Energy Gap
Green The Church features prominently in a recent article in Faithfully Magazine‘s Growing a GREEN Church series, focused on churches’ efforts to steward their buildings and land effectively in the context of a changing climate. Can Money-Making Microgrids Empower Black Churches to Close the Clean Energy Gap? highlights the work of Gemini Energy Solutions, Green The Church, and the amazing progress at Glad Tidings International Church of God in Christ, in Hayward, California.
Under the leadership of Bishop Jerry W. Macklin, Glad Tidings—which had previously created more than 120 affordable housing units and offers various services to the public, including employment and mental health resources—has recently worked to retrofit their worship, administrative, and community outreach facilities. The plan is to make the campus carbon-free by replacing its HVAC systems and gas stoves and installing 500 LED lights, among other renovations.
A centerpiece of its transition is an income-generating, solar-powered microgrid which is projected to generate millions in the years to come. The revenue will support the development a new community center, which will host classes about energy efficiency. The church sees this venture as a way to extend services to the community and do its part to fight climate change. Read the full article here.
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