Teresita’s table talk
Going Green! Energy Efficiency Upgrades at Totowa UMC
In alignment with our commitment to care for God’s creation, Totowa UMC conducted last spring an energy audit of the church facilities. Identifying areas of energy waste, on Sept. 10 the congregation started upgrading light fixtures and light bulbs to energy efficient LED equipment that will save energy and money.
“We are a modest congregation with a beautiful building that is costly to operate. We serve share space with a preschool and another ministry, so we use our building a lot! This project will enable us to continue to provide an energy efficient space to our partners, while cutting cost and saving money that we may invest in other areas of ministry,” said Rev. Teresita Matos-Post, pastor at Totowa UMC.
The project was made possible through PSE&G Direct Install program which offers a free energy assessment and incentives that cover up to 70 percent of the cost to upgrade equipment in buildings.
In as little as 36 months Totowa UMC would have repaid their part of the cost, which amounts to $8,727, and saved approximately $18,136 in energy costs. “We are looking forward to the possibilities and opportunities ahead. But most importantly we want to be witnesses to our community what it means to be good stewards of our resources,” added pastor Teresita.
To read more, see our Newsletter here.TheSpiritNewsletter October pdf