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Ed Begley Jr. presents Second Baptist Church Pastor Wallace Shephard and Onja Brown-Lawson with the Green Energy Oscar

Ed Begley Jr. presents Second Baptist Church Pastor Wallace Shephard and Onja Brown-Lawson with the Green Energy Oscar

ECOFaith assisted Second Baptist with an energy audit on its church building. From the information gained at the energy audit, the best energy-efficient lighting was selected, installed, along with energy-efficient office equipment. The results were a 50% reduction in utility bills.

An educational initiative was launched for the members by Onja Brown-Lawson. The program included an
an Energy Day; distribution of compact fluorescent bulbs; support for ridesharing to church; and a series of classes focused on sustainability issues such as food, water and energy use.

Current and future members are encouraged to sign a pledge to undertake efficiency measures in their homes. Right now, Second Baptist is in the process of getting a permit to build a six-unit senior housing complex, which will employ solar energy.

Details on the Second Baptist Church Sustainability Project

Part 1 Second Baptist Introduction
Part 2 Second Baptist Vision
Part 3 Second Baptist Education
Part 4 Second Baptist Buildings & Grounds
Part 5 Second Baptist Site, Water, Materials, Indoor Environment
Part 6 Second Baptist Green Purchasing
Part 7 Second Baptist Action Plan
Part 8 Second Baptist Operations & Maintenance