My father, J. Donald Hughes, is both an ordained Methodist minister and a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Denver. His studies have focused on the role of environmental factors in the rise and fall of civilizations. Growing up, I heard the word "sustainability" a long time before most.
I'm going to be speaking about community solar gardens for houses of faith. A congregation can crowdfund a community supported solar array to power their church. A synagogue with a shaded roof can become a subscriber and receive credit for power produced by an offsite solar array.
This is an example of stewardship of the Earth... God gave us these two great gifts of love, the Earth and the Sun, and it is with God's gift of knowledge that we use one to protect the other.
Joy Hughes, Founder, Solar Gardens Institute http://www.solargardens.org
CEO, Solar Panel Hosting LLC http://www.solarpanelhosting.com