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Bird’s eye view of our solar panels
Green Retreat Columbus Day 2018 Info

The Green Team’s purpose is to promote good environmental stewardship in the church’s facilities, and also in our homes and the wider community. The committee works to reduce energy consumption and promote the Three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) at the church. The committee also works to raise awareness and foster action in regard to the Climate Change problem. The Green Team was instrumental in promoting and coordinating the installation of solar panels on South Church’s roof. (Solar Project FAQ)

Importance of the Climate Crisis

I hope that top leaders of faith communities will make it crystal clear that addressing the climate crisis is central to our moral and spiritual concern.

It’s not one of 26 different causes that we care about, but a cause that affects everything we cherish.

I hope that top faith leaders will convey to their congregations that:

  • if you care about the poor, you care about climate
  • if you care about immigration and refugees, you care about climate
  • if you care about public health, you care about climate
  • if you care about human rights, you care about climate
  • if you care about loving God and your neighbor, you care about climate

The climate is not an issue for a special interest group.

If you like to breathe, if you like to eat, if you’d like to leave your children a world they can live in, you care about climate.

Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
Missioner for Creation Care, for the
Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

February 9, 2018

Statement of Purpose

The Green Team’s purpose is to promote good environmental stewardship in the church’s facilities, and also in our homes and the wider community. The committee works to reduce energy consumption and Green Team received an award for excellence in environmental stewardship[/caption]promote the Three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) at the church. The committee also works to raise awareness and foster action to help solve the Climate Change problem. We meet monthly at the church throughout the church year on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm.

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Climate March in NYC


Listen to the Green Sunday Service held on April 12, 2015.

Solar Panels: Second Year Results

For the second year of operation (November 2013 – October 2014) the solar panels on our sanctuary roof have produced 64,950 kilowatt hours of electricity. This is almost as much as the first year. And it is two percent above the guaranteed annual production. It is equal to the electricity consumption of about eight average houses. The system has reduced our carbon dioxide footprint by 48 tons annually. And reduced our sulfur oxides emissions by 400 pounds. And it’s reduced our electricity bill by about $11,000 over two years! It’s a win, win, win! Questions? Contact Bill Schroeder at 603-898-6086.

2014 Annual Report of the Green Team
South Church Receives Green Awards
Forward on Climate Rally
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Green Team received the award for excellence in environmental stewardship

More information

If you have any questions please contact Mark Bohrer, Dave Bryan, Candy Dann, Ted Jenkins or Bill Schroeder.