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