There is a wide array of non-profit organizations, like churches, that operate facilities in Lafayette. Each has opportunities to adopt environmentally friendly practices and to educate and inspire their members and donors.
Submitted By: Maureen Isaacs (summer intern) based on interviews with Siamack Sioshansi of The Urban Farmers Challenge Once someone decides to start on the path to become eco-friendly, he or she will reach a point where the basic behaviors are established and this person is left wondering how to continue improving. Siamack of The Urban [...]
Temple Isaiah’s main focus was to do “the right thing.” For them, this meant overall making less of a carbon footprint by reducing their use of electricity and trashcans as well as changing their light bulbs and many other easy fixes.
Submitted By: Susan JunFish (email@example.com) – Director, Parents for a Safer Environment Challenge Orinda Community Church 3 years ago used the conventional cleaning products and “Weed & Feed” lawn fertilizer/pesticides, and served run-of-the mill snacks and coffee during social hour after service. The challenge was and continues to be how to operate a church in [...]
Submitted By: Doug Merrill (firstname.lastname@example.org ) – Chair, Commission on the Environment Challenge St. Anselm’s is a small Episcopal church in Lafayette. In 2007, we set out to reduce our energy use and carbon footprint. Solution Details Our biggest accomplishment was the installation and operation of a photovoltaic system (a system using solar panels to [...]