Hartford Courant: Vernon Church Wins Recognition For Environmental Efforts

Jan 4, 2012 | State Press Clips

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Vernon, Connecticut, recently received a $1000 grant from Interfaith Power & Light’s “Cool Congregation Challenge.” St. John’s participated in a six-week local affiliate Interfaith course called “This Old House of Worship” to figure out how to less their energy use. They swapped out old lighting, thermostats and cut their electricity used by 22 percent. The Rev. Virginia Army, rector of St. John’s, said, “I think it is an important witness. Look at what it’s doing outside now. It’s December and it’s in the 60s. I think the earth is groaning and it’s time for us to be paying attention.”

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Susan Campbell, 28 December 2011

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