Friday, May 16, 2008

Green for Green

So I am not one who buys into the global warming thing, but we would be foolish not to go green in our new building (my church is about to relocate), simply because we would save so much money… just like if we could buy a hybrid for the same price of a non-hybrid for gas prices.

A church much smaller than mine has saved $200,000 in less than two years. Prestonwood Baptist, obviously much bigger than us has saved 1.5 million in 18 months, by making a few minor changes. Proving it is not only kind to the earth to think green, it saves green. For my church, I will be formulating a plan to save green by going green over the next few weeks. We need this to be instrumental in our new building too (automatic lights, heating and cooling systems, insulation, etc.).

Not only is this wise financially, it will teach our people a great deal about stewardship. Our community will also take notice as they did with the new Wal-Mart in Glenpool, known as the “greenest” Wal-Mart in the world. Here is a story on the topic:

We can start by turning off our computers and office equipment each evening, remove the light bulbs, from vending machines (I will have Diane call them), and adjusting our thermostats a few degrees in the summer and winter. It is good to save money…

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