The Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star for Congregations Program offers awards for congregations that have reduced their energy usage. If your church has increased energy efficiency over the past two years, you can apply to receive an Energy Star Congregations Award. Find more information and applications on the Energy Star for Congregations website. The application deadline for 2010 awards is June 1.
Energy Star for Congregations offers helpful resources for churches that are looking to decrease energy usage, including the Portfolio Manager tool that tracks your energy usage.
Environmental Ministries would love to hear about what your church is doing to improve energy efficiency. Please email Katie Holmes with any information you'd like to share.