Seventh Day: Conserving Energy in Our Houses of Worship & Homes

“We saw it’s really doable."   “Down-to-earth suggestions about improvements.”     "Technical knowledge”

 

Using Energy Prudently Workshops:

  

How Hoosier Congregations Have Cut Their Energy Use by 25%  - and Yours Can Too

These three-hour workshops provide congregational leaders with what they need to reduce their energy use by 25% to much more. 

Content

Reducing Energy Use from HVAC

o   Sealing and insulating the building envelope

o   Using thermostat setbacks to greatly reduce energy use

o   Maintaining and replacing HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) equipment

Lighting Technologies and Other Electricity Use

Engaging Your Congregation with Energy Conservation *

Why participate?

Savings: Your congregation can likely save a lot on utility bills by cutting out waste. These funds can go straight into mission. One Seventh Day congregation cut its energy use by 40% – saving $9,000 a year.

Simple how-to help: You can do this! With stories, step-by-step tools and time to figure out what will work for you, you'll learn how to cut your congregation’s energy use and get your congregation on board. You’ll get just what you need to put your learning into action.

Support: And you’ll leave with a community. The workshop will give you a network that can support you as you save your congregation money for mission.

Upcoming Workshops

We have provided twenty regional and denominational workshops to groups of congregational representatives. If you wish to gather representatives of twelve or more congregations for a workshop, please contact us at info@seventhdayinitiative.org or (812) 391-3679. 

Workshops to Date

    • May  13, 2013  Indianapolis, co-sponsored by Indianapolis Green Congregations
    • Aug. 28, 2013  Indianapolis, sponsored by Indianapolis Center for Congregations
    • Sept. 18, 2013 Indianapolis, sponsored by Indianapolis Center for Congregations
    • Nov. 20, 2013  Indianapolis, sponsored by Indianapolis Center for Congregations
    • Jan. 12, 2014   Muncie, co-sponsored by H-IPL of Delaware County
    • Jan. 19,2014    Kokomo, co-sponsored by Kokomo Creation Care
    • Feb. 9, 2014    Bloomington, co-sponsored by Earth Care Bloomington
    • Feb. 16, 2014  Terre Haute, co-sponsored by White Violet Eco-Justice Center
    • March 2, 2014  Indianapolis, co-sponsored by Indianapolis Green Congregations
    • March 8, 2014  Fort Wayne, co-sponsored by Interfaith Creation Care Coalition and NISBC
    • May 17, 2014   Indianapolis, co-sponsored by Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis
    • May 18,2014    Indianapolis, co-sponsored by Eastside Creaion Care Network
    • May 22, 2014   Columbus, sponsored by Indianapolis Center for Congregations
    • May 31, 2014   Goshen, co-sponsored by Waterford Mennonite Church
    • June 1, 2014    South Bend, co-sponsored by Kern Road Mennonite Church & Indiana                                  University South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future
    • Sept. 26, 2014  Indianapolis, co-sponsored by IN Disciples of Christ & IN Interchurch Center
    • Oct. 15, 2014   Evansville, sponsored by Indianapolis Center for Congregations.
    • March 6, 2015   Fort Wayne, sponsored by Indianapolis Center for Congregations
    • April 22, 2015,  Hebron, sponsored by Indianapolis Center for Congregations
    • May 6, 2015, Evansville, sponsored by Indianapolis Center for Congregations

The Seventh Day Initiative  l  info@seventhdayinitiative.org  l  (812) 339-7303