Summer climate action update

Amid vacations and travels by members of the FHC Climate Action Team, things have been moving ahead on our climate justice goals.

  • The grant application for funding new organics and recycling receptacles throughout the building has been submitted to Ramsey County. Expected delivery and implementation will coincide with the start of the new program year in September.
  • As announced elsewhere, purchase and installation of new sanctuary furnaces and air conditioner has been approved and their higher efficiency will lessen our carbon footprint. Thanks to Dennis Dietzel and the Property Team for spearheading the sourcing of greener technology.
  • As of June, we became a sustaining member of Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light.
  • We will connect as a team in August to discuss signing onto the year-long Climate Justice Congregation certification program through Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light. Doing so would give us support from their organization as we move forward and set goals for Falcon Heights Church. This initiative could begin as early as September.
  • We will be looking at the responses to the Climate Action journeys (surveys) that many of you have been invited to complete.