Energy Conservation Resolution

Energy Conservation Resolution

WHEREAS, the Old First Reformed UCC congregation recognizes that our scriptures teach us that we have a responsibility to live in ways that respect and preserve our environment, and

WHEREAS, the Old First Reformed UCC congregation recognizes that we have a fiduciary duty to operate and maintain our facilities in a fiscally responsible manner,

WHEREAS, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ has passed a resolution calling for the whole church to witness that our responsibility to the environment requires us to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels as our source of energy by the year 2040,

NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED, that Old First Reformed UCC is committed to incorporating energy conservation into the operation and maintenance of the church buildings;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Old First Reformed UCC will promote and encourage energy conservation and awareness, the importance of reducing our dependence on non-renewable resources such as fossil fuels by taking steps to reduce our carbon foot print in the Old First Reformed UCC community and beyond; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Old First Reformed UCC will emphasize through our religious observance and in other ways our Judeo-Christian faith teachings and traditions to preserve and sustain the environment and promote actions that demonstrate this commitment.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Old First Reformed UCC, in the year 2016, will empower an Energy Committee, under the guidance of the Administrative Standing Leadership Group,  to provide our congregation with suggested ways of reducing our use of non-renewable energy as a way of witnessing to our congregation’s commitment to reducing our dependence on non-renewable resources such as fossil fuels.

For more information about the General Synod Resolution on fossil fuels, click here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5dsjoqi5xk8pkfk/UCC%20Resolution%20TRANSITION-FROM-FOSSIL-FUELS-TO-RENEWABLE-ENERGY.pdf?dl=0

For more information about the General Synod Resolution on climate change, click here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sv6cwpexnpnw9jl/gs26%20resolution%20on%20climate%20change.pdf?dl=0

For more information about energy conservation, click here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kbn333e7lzau7ax/13_Steps_To_Save_Energy.pdf?dl=0