Support Redeemer's green initiatives this Giving Tuesday!
Redeemer Lutheran Church aims to improve our green initiatives as part of our Fearless & Faithful campaign. God created this earth and commands us to be stewards of the environment and care for all creation. Currently have solar panels and a rooftop bee hive! As we raise money for our capital campaign, we seek funds for a NEW bee deck and additional solar panels. We will work closely with our partners at SunBadger Solar and the Beevangelists to further our green efforts as we renovate our building.
Bees are one of the world's most important pollinators, responsible for pollinating our food supply. Yet, bee populations continue to decline due to climate change. Having bees on our rooftop increases the bee population in our neighborhood, 53233, improving our community's environment. Additionally, Beevangelists bring people together by "spreading the Gospel of Abundance as taught by the bees... through advocacy, education, products and practice." The new and improved bee deck will allow more hives, education, and fellowship!
Redeemer worked with Trevor Sumner of SunBadger Solar to design a 68-panel array for the south rooftop of the 1917 sanctuary. The array was installed by Current Electric in the summer of 2019. A small gathering blessed the solar panels and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes cut the ribbon on the power box on October 17, 2019. Monitoring software has shown savings of 1/3 to 1/2 the standard billing for comparable months. The church’s primary motivation in shifting to solar energy derives from our Biblical belief that humans are to be wise caretakers of the planet. With the renovation, we will continue to move away from fossil fuel dependence, an exercise of faithful stewardship of the planet.
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