TOWNSEND — This month the Townsend Congregational Church will be the first church in Townsend to install solar panels as a part of its effort to help the environment cope with global warming.
The reality of climate change has people of faith seeking to create a better world for future generations. In fact, houses of worship leave a notable environmental imprint. Per capita, per hour of use, houses of worship are among the least efficient buildings, and the United States has more houses of worship than any other country!
The members of the Townsend Congregational Church felt a strong need to become better stewards of the environment and, in the process, have worked with experts at SunBug Solar for a good part of the last year to achieve this goal. SunBug Solar is a locally owned and operated energy consulting and service company offering solar solutions for community organizations, businesses, schools and homeowners.
SunBug Solar teamed up with Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light (MIP&L) and Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) to build a program that provides an affordable renewable energy choice to houses of worship across the state.