Society of Marietta Church Searching for Help On Solar Venture

Green Sanctuary Committee seat Dawn Hewitt said the $10,000 dollar-for-dollar coordinating test offered by an unknown contributor won’t finance each venture, yet it will be a gigantic advance forward.

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66% of the best approach to addressing a $10,000 coordinating difficulty give, the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta is wanting to get to the end goal by Earth Day on April 22. The cash will go toward FUUSM’s energy productivity ventures, propelled in October 2106 when the main exhibit of solar panels was introduced on the asylum rooftop. Nineteen extra boards were introduced November 2017. The church at the side of Third and Putnam boulevards was the primary religious association in the Mid-Ohio Valley to introduce solar panels and utilize them as its principle wellspring of power. “We’ve reached the maximum amount we’re able to put on the roof,” said Green Sanctuary Committee member Dave Ballantyne. “We now want to reduce electric usage in the office, which needs a lot of work.”

The different building that contains the regulatory and instructive workplaces is 130 years of age. Objectives there incorporate the establishment of divider protection, twofold sheet windows, and another HVAC framework. “It has baseboard resistance heating now, which is very inefficient,” said Ballantyne. “We’d like to go with a heat pump.” Green Sanctuary Committee seat Dawn Hewitt said the $10,000 dollar-for-dollar coordinating test offered by an unknown contributor won’t finance each venture, yet it will be a gigantic advance forward.

“With the match, it will make a sizeable dent,” she said. “That’s why anyone who wants to support this, every little bit helps the match, even five bucks.” The church has been accepting individual donations as well as holding fundraising events in order to get the most out of the match. “It seems that local people want to show their support for renewable energy,” said Hewitt.

Checks can be made out to FUUSM, noting “Solar Match Fund” in the memo line and mailed to FUUSM, 232 Third St., Marietta, OH 45750.

Committee members said they’ve tried to be as public as possible with the project in the hopes of inspiring other churches and organizations to follow suit.

“We’re not a wealthy church so if we can pull this off, others can too,” said Hewitt. “We’re investing in our beliefs this way. We cherish the universe and its resources and this is an affirmation of that. It’s faith in action.”

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