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Eco-Journey is the blog of the Environmental Ministries Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It includes a wide array of environmental topics: upcoming environmental events, links to interesting articles and studies, information on environmental advocacy, eco-theology topics, and success stories from churches that are going “green.”

Author Rebecca Barnes is the Associate for Environmental Ministries at the PC(USA). She is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with an MDiv and Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) dual degree.

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February 6, 2014

Solar Panels at Second Presbyterian Church

Second Presbyterian Church Kansas City with solar panels on the roof

The Earth Shepherds of Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, MO continue to invite their congregation to care for God’s creation in a diversity of ways. This church has truly responded to this committee's great leadership and to the improvements helped along by the Building and Grounds session committee and their Building Manager Don Weeks,

 

from caring for trees,

Second PC Kansas City caring for trees

to offering community recycling,

Second PC Kansas City community recycling bins

to insulating windows,

Second PC Kansas City insulated windows

and even to putting solar panels on the roof!

 

Barbara Stevenin, Chairman of the Earth Shepherds reports, “In the six months of operation of the solar panels, the church has saved over $2500 on its electrical bill.”

 

Their Earth Day Sunday celebration last spring highlighted some of these great achievements, and we join them in giving thanks for the good ministry that is energizing this church.

 

Categories: Church Earth Care Stories, Earth Care Congregations

Tags: church earth care stories, earth care congregation, energy efficiency, kansas city, mo, recycling, second presbyterian, solar panels, trees, windows


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