We are committed to the goal set by the 2010 Synod Assembly of reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions 5% a year, with the ultimate goal of reducing emissions 25-40% by 2020.
What steps—small or large—is your congregation taking to care for creation? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get involved in the People's Climate March in New York City, September 21, 2014.
We are inviting representatives from across the entire ELCA to join us at the march. So, in addition to marchers and volunteers to coordinate the Lutheran presence at the march, we are also looking for churches to host people coming from around the country. Please contact Gerry Falco, Pat Almonrode, or Terra Rowe to add your voice to this historic event.
LIPA (Long Island Power Authority)
Free energy audits for non-profit organizations in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Call directly: 631-755-5390.
ConEd and Willdan Energy Solutions
Free energy audits and incentives up to 70% for equipment upgrades--for the five boroughs and Westchester County
NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority)
Performs $100 energy audits for non-profit organizations in the following counties: Sullivan, Ulster, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Westchester, Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, and New York
Figure out your congregation’s carbon footprint using a calculator specifically formulated for houses of worship
The Daylight Savings Company
Exclusive energy auditor for the Bronx, Westchester, Orange and Rockland counties, with Long Island capabilities as well
Energy Star Portfolio Manager
Helps you track and assess energy and water consumption within individual buildings
ELCA Mission Investment Fund Building Consultants
LEED-accredited and/or trained church building consultants are available to assist your congregation with a basic energy audit
Solar Panels & Other Renewable Energy Sources
New York State funding sources
Tax credits, rebates, grants and loans for renewable energy
Examples of Large-Scale Congregational Projects
Emanuel Lutheran Church, Pleasantville, New York
Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Washington, DC
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Chatham, New Jersey
The Green Bible
Printed on recycled paper, this Bible highlights verses and passages about God's care for creation in green and offers essays
Liturgical resources, prayers, sermons, and hymns
Climate Change Information
Climate information from working climate scientists
Taking a look at global warming skepticism
Lutherans Restoring Creation
ELCA Caring for Creation
National Council of Churches of Christ Eco-Justice Programs
Long Island Interfaith Environmental Network
National Religious Partnership for the Environment
New York Interfaith Power and Light
Alliance of Religions and Conservation