Environmental Stewardship

Make the commitment

Many people besides your parish’s facility manager are responsible for managing energy wisely.  A successful energy management program requires the engagement and commitment of multiple stakeholders in your parish community. The parish Green Team can become a vocal advocate for energy efficiency in your parish. 
Designate a single individual to coordinate the team and follow up and report on your parish’s progress to promote accountability.  Include those who have an impact on energy use or will be affected by energy management decisions, such as an individual whose passion is creation care and environmental sustainability. It will also be very helpful if team members are empowered to make budgeting decisions. This commitment will be most powerful if it is put in writing, agreed to and shared with your entire congregation.