Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, headed by Pastor Gary W. Charles, received an Energy Improvement Matching Grant under the Power Wise Program for the amount of $9,063. The grant will be matched by the congregation and will be used to upgrade lighting from T-12 fluorescent lamps to more efficient T-8 lamps in the Campbell Egan Building, the kitchen and the Oglesby Building.
They will funnel money saved on energy costs into their ministries within the Outreach and Advocacy Center, their Night Shelter and other ministries to help local residents. Central Presbyterian Church also has a strong creation care team and their adult education series has highlighted a number of environmental stewardship issues.
Central Presbyterian Church was one of eight congregations that were awarded Energy Improvement Matching Grants in June 2010. Each will be discussed in the GIPL blog over the coming weeks.
The next round of Matching Grants applications are due on November 15, 2010. The application can be found 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 had an energy audit of their facilities.Tags: energy audit, energy efficiency, Georgia energy efficient churches, matching grants, Power Wise