Updated: January 2020
New Energy Reduction Tool Launched
The SC Energy Office recently launched EnergySaver.SC.GOV, a new website to help residential and commercial consumers easily find energy-saving programs. The website is intended to be a one-stop-shop for energy financing, incentives, and related resources.
In 2016 Sustaining Way participated in the SC State Energy Plan revision and the Energy Equity Finance team in 2018. Sustaining Way’s founder Rick Joye says “It’s great to see the state took action as a result of this work and created a resource to help all South Carolinians connect to resources that can help them become more energy-efficient and lower their energy bills.”
Grants & Free Resources
National Fund for Sacred Places
Do you worship in a historic building? The National Fund for Sacred Places is a grant for renovations that congregations with historic buildings can apply for. The grant targets underserved communities and those with special cultural and community significance.
GreenFaith is holding a training series in January for people who are interested in beginning GreenFaith circles in their communities. This training would also work for people who have GreenTeams or other creation care groups who are looking for more skills, ideas, connection, and engagement. A circle could be in your faith community, neighborhood, workplace or tow
The focus of this training will be teaching people organizing skills, and helping people connect with others across our global GreenFaith network who are also in the process of starting GreenFaith circles, or who already have some experience.
This will be a 3 part training. Participants commit to all 3 sessions.
• Wednesday, January 13th, 1-2:30pm US Eastern Time/9pm East African Time
• Wednesday, January 20th, 1-2:30pm US Eastern Time/9pm East African Time
• Wednesday, January 27th, 1-2:30pm US Eastern Time/9pm East African Time
This will be the first time GreenFaith offers this training, so they will likely ask you to give feedback after each session.
Please sign up for the training here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqjj8wEChsejPythcnC3AJzUwyKtZNTgUlc2OjNYKATBjsSg/viewform
Confirmation and zoom links will go out the first week of January 2021. Please mark your calendars for the dates set.