Congregation Receives GreenFaith Certification

Congregation Receives GreenFaith Certification

Congratulations to St. Michael & All Angels, Portland, who have been awarded GreenFaith Certification!

GreenFaith Certification is a two year environmental leadership program for houses of worship. The goal is to give these communities the resources they need to put into practice a working program that inspires, educates, and mobilizes people around environmental stewardship with the belief that it is a religious value and a moral responsibility.

The Green Team/Environmental Stewardship Committee writes,

Some three plus years ago, we took the plunge at St. Michael’s and through the efforts of many fine people, began the journey to become a Greenfaith Certified community of faith.  And today, on Earth Day 2018, we celebrate reaching this goal, knowing that we don’t stop here.  Through this process, we have gotten  inspired and are now looking at potentially reducing our carbon footprint even further by letting the sun’s energy produce about 25% of our electrical cost.  We hope to realize that goal in the Spring of 2019.  A big thank you to all who helped and supported this effort.