Thank you to our Sponsor
LIIEN and Abundant Communities Together (ACT) thank everyone who attended the 2010 forum for greening your congregation
ENERGY- AT WHAT COST? on Thursday, September 23, 2010
at the Molloy Suffolk Center, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Both the 2008 and 2009 event attracted over 100 people—
and it was featured in Newsday and LI Catholic in 2008!
The Long Island Interfaith Environment Network (LIIEN)
committee is made up of members of the following faith organizations:
the LI Council of Churches, NY Interfaith Power & Light, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Molloy College, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington, St. Martin of Tours Outreach, Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Center, Islamic Center of LI, Sophia Garden/Homecoming, Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, Roundtable of Environmental Stewardship, Unitarian Universalists of Stony Brook, First United Methodist Church in Amityville, and Community United Methodist Church in Massapequa.
Energy Efficiency for Religious Congregations
Seminar a Great Success
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
at the Molloy College Suffolk Center
Over 100 were in attendence to hear how their places of worship could save money on their energy bills, and take better care of creation.
All places of worship use energy, and often pay large bills. Energy efficiency and renewables are an important way to reduce energy consumption, foster good stewardship of the environment,
and maybe even lower energy costs.
The attendees learned from a panel of expert speakers and exhibitor tables what incentive programs and financing options are available to places of worship, and what inspiring places of worship in our region have already achieved.
The seminar featured displays from the following vendors:
- Premier Power (Solar)
- Snappy Solutions (green cleaners)
- Tragar Oil (biodiesel)
- Ecologic Advisors, Portfolio Management for Environmental Investors
- LI Energy Partners
- Solar Center
- National Grid
- Energy Curtailment Specialists
The first conference on Energy Efficiency for Religious
Congregations was held Thursday, May 10, 2007. The conference
was held at the Molloy College Suffolk Center in Farmingdale.
was attended by over 80 representatives of congregations including
Christian, Jewish, Unitarian, and Moslem places of worship. The
participants received both inspiration, and practical information
on how to make their operations more energy efficient.
Thompson of Molloy College
Introduction, Ed Thompson, Molloy College
Why Clean Power is a Faith and Moral Issue, Sister Jeanne
Clark, Queen of the Rosary/Sophia Garden and Beth Fiteni, Neighborhood
Projects in the Region, Rabbi Larry Troster, Greenfaith,
Programs for Places of Worship on Long Island, Stacey
Wagner, Clean Energy Initiatives, LIPA and Matt Dugan, Keyspan