LAUDATO SI’ CHURCH: The Green Churches Coalition
Evil books will be abundant on earth and the spirits of darkness will spread everywhere a universal slackening of all that concerns the service of God. They will have great power over Nature: there will be churches built to serve these spirits. People will be transported from one place to another by these evil spirits, even priests, for they will not have been guided by the good spirit of the Gospel which is a spirit of humility, charity and zeal for the glory of God. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
Inspired by Pope Francis’ message of environmental stewardship in his 2015 encyclical Laudato Si, Greenpower began our Green Churches Initiative in the summer of 2016 in collaboration with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Monterey of California and Santa Cruz-based energy efficiency and solar experts Mynt Systems. See mention of our work with the Monterey Diocese in the National Catholic Register.
Our goal is to transform Diocese churches and schools throughout Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz counties into beacons of sustainable energy production for the community by installing renewable energy systems like solar as well as energy efficiency measures like LED lighting, improved heating and cooling, and window treatments. Not only do these measures help protect the environment, they will also help save the Diocese millions of dollars in utility bills that can be used for education and ministries like feeding the hungry, counseling, and housing and medical assistance for the homeless. Source