Thursday, January 17, 2013
Living With Respect in Creation -- Solar Style
Over the past two days a team of guys who look as though they want to be in where it is warm have been installing the brackets for our array of solar panels. St. Paul's is participating in the Ontario Microfit program, which means we install the panels at our expense and the province buys back the electricity which we generate. Our outlay of just over $50,000 comes in the form of a loan from Oshawa/Lakeridge Presbytery. The contract commitment from the government will realize in the neighbourhood of $115,000.
While we are pleased to make some money, we also feel that generating a clean and alternative form of energy is an expression of our desire to "live with respect in Creation," as our United Church statement of faith invites us to do.
We also hope passersby will notice, and realize that while we have a historic building we are not old in our thinking and acting. Over the next few days media outlets of various kinds will visit, film, photograph and spread this aspect of our good news -- part of the Good News of Christ.
I wrote about this before, to announce that we were entering into this project. But we are excited now it is tangibly taking shape. Make sure you take a look as you drive or walk by.
Any comments about all this? Do you support our thinking?
Does fracking just sound rude to you? Take a look at the latest Groundling blog entry.