Tennessean: How places of worship can improve their environmental impact

Oct 12, 2017 | In the News, IPL News Highlights, State Press Clips, What's New

Holly Meyer, Oct. 12, 2017

New LED lights now brighten the parking lot at Blakemore United Methodist Church, furthering the Nashville church’s efforts to reduce its impact on the environment.

That work, including lowering the church’s energy consumption, is driven by Christian beliefs that lay out the responsibility to care for the Earth, said Cavit Cheshier, chair of the Blakemore United Methodist Church’s trustees.

“I think it is a Christian issue because God created these things and we need to conserve them,” Cheshier said. “We don’t inherit the world. We’re just allowed to use it for our lifetime. So we need to conserve this and pass it on to the next generation.” Read More

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