Washington DC: The Washington Post – Greening the faith in the Washington area

Feb 18, 2015 | In the News, State Press Clips

It started a little more than a year ago, with an innocuous question during coffee hour after a Sunday service at Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring. The Rev. Andrew Walter remembers someone asking why the congregants were using paper plates and cups at their weekly gathering. Wasn’t there a greener alternative?

The small matter was resolved quickly, Walter said, “and then people kept asking, ‘What else can we do?’ ”

During the next 15 months — as the church installed LED lights in the fellowship hall, low-flow toilets in the restrooms and a new energy-and-money-saving HVAC system — Grace Episcopal Church joined the faith communities across the Washington region and the nation that are increasingly embracing environmental activism. Keep reading…

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