Sustainable Houses of Worship (SHOW) Workshop

St. Andrew's Church
7 Faulkner Street
Ayer, MA
United States

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Sustainable Houses of Worship (SHOW) workshops are a required part of the diocese's Green Improvement Grant application process.  (Please note:  Applications were expected to be available in early October; due to the budget cycle and fundraising calendar, the application process and deadline are being pushed forward.  Dates will be made available when known.  Get a head start by coming to one of the scheduled SHOW workshops.)

Three SHOW workshops, conducted by representatives of Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light, have been scheduled on these Saturdays (9 a.m.-1 p.m.):  

•  Nov. 12 at St. Andrew’s Church (7 Faulkner Street) in Ayer (REGISTER HERE);

•  Jan. 14, 2012, at Grace Church (160 High Street) in Medford; and

•  Feb. 11, 2012, at Epiphany Parish (62 Front Street) in Walpole. 

Completion of an energy audit before attending a workshop is strongly advised. 

During each workshop, participants will learn:  how to track energy use, cost and carbon footprint; how to find no-cost and low-cost projects that can have a big impact on electricity and heating bills; how to evaluate major energy-using equipment and systems to know if they should be upgraded; incentives, rebates and other financial help available through utility companies; how to apply for a grant through the diocese’s Green Grants Initiative; and what green initiatives other congregations have planned or started.

For more information contact the Rev. Karen Montagno, Director of Congregational Resources and Training, at 617-482-4826, ext. 413 or kmontagno@diomas.org.