Webinars - Michigan Interfaith Power & Light

Energy Stewardship Webinar Series

Each month we're spotlighting the story of one congregation that put their faith values into action by reducing energy waste in their building. We hope these stories and the resources our speakers share will help inspire and equip other congregations to continue their own energy stewardship journeys.  

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Upcoming Energy Stewardship Webinars

Energy Stewardship with Royal Oak First United Methodist Church, 4/13/21

Royal Oak First United Methodist Church is close to finishing a $4.5 million dollar renovation to their historic building. In the course of this renovation, the church worked hard to reduce the building's reliance on fossil fuels through energy efficiency and solar energy. In this webinar, Bob Prud'homme, LEED AP and Coordinator for Creation Care Ministries, will share about how the church: 

  • worked through challenges and opportunities to get the church leadership on board with a green renovation
  • upgraded lighting in their sanctuary (built in 1917) and throughout their historic building 
  • made their boiler plant and air conditioning systems more efficient
  • installed a 20 kW solar array 

Past Energy Stewardship Webinars

Energy Stewardship with University Lutheran Church, 3/4/21

Pastor Gary Bunge, and Judy Kindel and Dale Romsos the Earthkeeping Team at University Lutheran Church in East Lansing share how their church put their faith into action by upgrading to LED lighting (which reduced their electricity use by 40%) and installing solar. Overall, ULC is now using 56% less fossil fuels than they were in 2016/17. They also share how incentives from Consumers Energy covered over half of the cost of the lighting upgrade. 

Slides from this webinar can be viewed here