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20111024031801Eight local religious leaders, representing Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant congregations, have signed a declaration asking local residents to reduce the energy wasted in their homes as an important way to protect and safeguard the environment. 54 percent of Bedford’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions originate from residential buildings.

 

As pioneers of the “Care For the Earth Starts at Home” campaign, eight religious leaders are distributing information to their respective houses of worship, encouraging their congregants to take advantage of the free and reduced-cost Comprehensive Home Energy Assessments offered by Energize Bedford and New York State to determine where their homes waste energy.

 

What are these leaders saying?

 

 


 
About Energize Bedford: Energize Bedford is a community based energy efficiency and savings program that seeks to dramatically decrease energy waste while improving the comfort and safety of Bedford homes. The program encourages homeowners to have comprehensive home energy assessments and follow through with recommended Home Performance upgrades. For more information, visit www.EnergizeBedford.org
 

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About Bedford 2020: The Bedford 2020 Coalition’s mission is to lead, organize and promote a community-wide effort to reduce Bedford’s greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020 and to create a sustainable community that conserves its natural resources. Learn more at www.Bedford2020.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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About Energize Bedford: Energize Bedford is a community based energy efficiency and savings program that seeks to dramatically decrease energy waste while improving the comfort and safety of Bedford homes. The program encourages homeowners to have comprehensive home energy assessments and follow through with recommended Home Performance upgrades. For more information, visit www.EnergizeBedford.org.

 

care_for_the_earth_flyerRev. William Weisenbach of First Presbyterian Church of Katonah initiated this religious leaders’ effort on behalf of Bedford 2020.

 

“If we all get involved and get a little bit from everyone, we can make this community vision a reality,” said Weisenbach.The First Presbyterian Church Manse recently had a Comprehensive Home Energy Assessment and followed up with much-needed air sealing and insulation work. Weisenbach said his church has reduced its energy costs by 30 percent. These reductions were spurred on by Energize Bedford, a local effort sponsored by Bedford 2020 and the Town of Bedford to help residents save money, reduce energy waste, and make their homes more comfortable.

 

Rev. Weisenbach will hosted a workshop at First Presbyterian to educate parishioners about Energize Bedford and how they can get started with their own Comprehensive Home Energy Assessment.

 

Who is Bedford 2020? 


Who is Energize Bedford?

 

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Rabbi Jason Nevarez distributed flyers at Temple Shaaray Tefila’s Yom Kippur services. “The Jewish New Year is a perfect time for people to start looking with fresh eyes at these issues and connecting how our day-to-day actions can impact the planet,” Nevarez said. “As we say in our flyer, ‘God’s call to care for the earth starts at home.’”

 

Rev. William Weisenbach of First Presbyterian Church of Katonah

 

clouds_300“Stewardship is a shared responsibility of all Christians,” said Fr. Edmund Connors, Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption. “This community-supported effort is an easy way for everyone to get involved.” Check out the Bedford Patch article. 

 

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