Archdiocese of Cincinnati hosts Energy Summits today and tomorrow in Dayton and Cincinnati

In response to Pope Francis’s encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home, The Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, recently encouraged Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese to participate in one of two energy summits to promote “faithful sustainability” and best energy practices in church facilities and homes.

ccclogoDuring the summits, representatives from the Archdiocesan Office of Property Management and Real Estate, the Catholic Social Action Office, Catholic Covenant Energies, EnergyStar and WaterSense for Congregations, U.S. Green Building Council, and local utility companies will outline no-cost and low-cost steps churches can take to generate immediate savings, such as benchmarking buildings, performing energy assessments, and understanding programs and incentives available to help save energy and money in the near and long term.  The summits also provide a pathway for Catholic parishes to become a “Laudato Si’ Parish.”

Registration for Thursday’s summit is at:


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