Canon Church of God in Canon, Georgia, headed by Reverend Gary Stewart, received a Energy Improvement Matching Grant under the Power Wise program for the amount of $2,500. The grant will be matched by the congregation and will be used to upgrade windows in the parsonage to improve energy efficiency. Additionally, funds will be used to upgrade several kitchen appliances to Energy Star®.
The Board of Trustees serves as the “Earth Care Team,” and they will host a series of seminars at the church. These seminars will be for parishioners and the community to showcase the church’s energy efficiency improvements, discuss energy conservation, and highlight their commitment to creation care.
Canon Church of God was one of eight congregations that were awarded Power Wise Energy Improvement Matching Grant in June 2010. Each will be discussed in the GIPL blog over the coming weeks.
The next round of matching grant applications are due November 15, 2010. The applications can be found here on our website. Up to $25,000 is available to congregations interested in implementing suggestions from their Power Wise Energy Audits to reduce energy consumption and costs. Congregations must be able to show that they have their matching funds within six months of receiving the grant award, in addition to being a member of Power Wise and having an energy assessment completed by one of GIPL’s Power Wise Energy Auditors.Tags: energy audit, energy efficiency for congregations, Georgia energy efficient churches, matching grants, Power Wise