Faith groups such as the N.C. Council of Churches and Interfaith Power and Light are urging churches across the state to take advantage of Duke Energy’s solar panel rebate program, which expires this year.
This is being done as part of National Faith Climate Action Week, a 10-day observance that began April 25. This year’s theme is “Sacred Trust: Our Children’s Right to a Livable Future.”
Congregations are encouraged to focus on how people can take action to protect climate during this period.
Anne Hodges-Copple, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of North Carolina, said dozens of North Carolina congregations have saved on energy bills using the program.
“There are all kinds of partners ready to help make this line up in a way that has a huge benefit to any worshiping community that needs to save money, as well as cares about taking care of the earth,” said Hodges-Copple.