NRS Romans 8:22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; 23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.

GREEN BUILDING AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Building in Good Faith. Green Building Resources for Religious Institutions, from GreenFaith. The website includes Biblical and theological perspectives, practical advice, and motivation and communication strategies.

Cool Congregations. Interfaith Power & Light offers a national contest to recognize congregations that are making energy efficiency improvements and can serve as role models in their communities.

Earth Care Congregations. PC(USA) Environmental Ministries manages this certification program for congregations that have committed to the “Earth Care Pledge” and accomplished activities in the categories of worship, education, facilities and outreach can be certified as an Earth Care Congregation.

Restoring Creation Loans PC(USA) is offering low-cost loans to qualifying churches engaged in an energy efficiency project. Qualifying Projects include high efficiency HVAC systems and water heaters, energy efficient lighting and roofing systems, and solar panels.

Energy Star Congregations provides free, unbiased information and technical support so your congregation can improve stewardship of your budget’s energy dollars and of the earth by reducing energy waste and energy costs.