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City of Dublin, California

 

GreenFaith is pleased to partner with the city City of Dublin, California, to enroll Dublin-area faith-based institutions in the GreenFaith Energy Shield.  “The City of Dublin has been working hard to reduce its carbon footprint,” says Roger Bradley, Assistant to the City Manager for the City, “and the Energy Shield provides a great way for faith-based sites in our community to contribute to this effort.”


The Energy Shield is a national environmental merit badge for faith communities, earned through a weekend’s worth of activities. The Shield shows that sites have prayed, learned, and acted to reduce their carbon footprint and equipped their members to do the same at home. GreenFaith provides all of the resources an institution needs to succeed, and once a site completes the requirements, it receives a parchment and electronic version of the Energy Shield.


The City of Dublin is excited to build on their successes of the past year, which has included over 700 kilowatts of solar at seven City facilities, more than 3,000 LED streetlights, and energy efficient lighting in municipal buildings.  In addition, the Dublin City Council recently adopted an update to its Climate Action Plan, which now encourages residents to track and reduce their personal energy usage.


The City is challenging both its residents and faith-based organizations to participate in energy reductions programs.  “We are happy to partner with GreenFaith around the Energy Shield, to offer local faith-based organizations the opportunity to include energy conservation as part of their mission,” says Bradley.

While a house of worship completes the Energy Shield, members of faith-based institutions have the opportunity to participate in the Dublin Energy Challenge, which benefits the local Library.  The Challenge offers residents education and information to help them save energy at home through a Home Energy Analyzer tool (HEA) that gives them information on their personal home energy use from SmartMeter data.  The Dublin Energy Challenge runs through January 31, 2014, but residents can still take advantage of the HEA at least through December 31, 2014.  Learn more about the Dublin Energy Challenge and the GreenFaith Energy Shield.

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