Using less electricity is one of the most powerful things a congregation can do with its building to improve health, safety, and even reduce fellow Ohioans’ electric bills, including the people who turn to you for help to prevent utility shut-offs. Green Umbrella is hosting a free webinar June 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to explain how to make your building more efficient.

Lower electric demand – especially during air conditioning season –  helps the whole grid operate at lower cost per unit and reduces the fossil fuel power plant emissions that exacerbate asthma and cardiovascular disease for mostly poor people close to the plants. It’s also your building’s best way to reduce carbon emissions which are harming people across the U.S. and the entire globe. What could be better than doing all of this while lowering your church’s utility bills?  This Green Umbrella webinar was organized with the help of Ken Wright of the Diocese’s Creation Care and Environmental Justice Task Force. Register for the virtual meeting here:

Plus, stay tuned: Exciting news is coming soon on a grant and loan program offered by the Trustees of the Diocese to help Episcopal congregations pay for conservation retrofits!

Advocacy briefings are compiled by Ariel Miller, a member of Ascension & Holy Trinity, Wyoming, and a member of the diocesan Becoming Beloved Community Leadership Team.