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www.pewclimate.org/global-warming-basics/   Up to date information on global climate change issues


http://www.uuministryforearth.org/GAPresentation2005.htm  Unitarian Universalist Slide Show on Congregation Green Activities
And from the Main Line Unitarian Church, a new bumper sticker….  




ENERGY EFFICIENCY RESOURCES FROM PC(USA) http://pcusa.org/energy/resources.htm
 
ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICES FOR CONGREGATIONS http://eco-justice.org/Choices2.asp


 
ELECTRIC STEWARDSHIP http://pcusa.org/energy/congregation.htm
 
ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICES FOR INDIVIDUALS      http://eco-justice.org/Choices1.asp
 
TIPS FOR SAVING AUTOMOBILE FUEL    Consumer Reports
http://www.consumerreports.org/main/content/display_report.jsp?FOLDER%3c%3efolder_id=576243&ASSORTMENT%3c%3east_id=389451&bmUID=1126241960237
 
FUEL EFFICIENT CARS  http://www.fueleconomy.gov/
 
HOW TO SAVE ON HOME ENERGY BILLS    Consumer Reports
http://www.consumerreports.org/main/content/display_report.jsp?FOLDER%3c%3efolder_id=344711&ASSORTMENT%3c%3east_id=333147&bmUID=1126242100167
 
HOME ENERGY SAVER   http://hes.lbl.gov/
 
SHOPPING FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTS
http://www.ase.org/section/_audience/consumers/eeshopping/

The Washington DC Energy Office has published a 72-page Green Faith Guide available on the web at http://dcenergy.org/Green%20Faith%20Guide.pdf.  



Dan Holohan is a remarkable man.  He supports the heating industry by writing books, presenting very enjoyable seminars, holding gatherings of contractors and other interested folks, and operating a large and helpful website --  www.heatinghelp.com.   
The Alban Institute and the Indianapolis Center for Congregations have created the Congregational Resource Guide to help congregational leaders connect with resources they need to gain insight into problems and to encourage transformation in their communities of faith. Their website is www.congregationalresources.org and has information in the following categories:  Administration, Building Issues, Congregational Vitality, Leadership, Public Ministry, Religion in America, Specialized Ministry, Spirituality, Worship and Miscellaneous.  

The Interfaith Climate and Energy Campaign has published a new 28-page study guide called “The Cry of Creation.”  The Campaign is a joint effort of the National Council of Churches in Christ and the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.  The booklet was edited and compiled by Earth Ministry in Seattle and serves as an outline for a three-meeting course of study about our effect on our environment.  The first meeting considers the human place in creation.  The second discusses religion and energy policy, and the third outlines some action steps that congregations and individuals might take to use less energy.  ICE has a few copies of the booklet, or you can get it at www.earthministry.org  or  www.protectingcreation.org.   Each booklet is $5.

We just learned of www.repairclinic.com that can help you find parts to repair appliances and will provide advice on doing the repairs.

www.churchstaffing.com lists job openings for various positions in many congregations.  This service was started by a music director in a mid-western church.

www.groups.yahoo.com/group/churchadmin is a web discussion group open to everyone.   Current issues involved percentages of budgets dedicated to personnel, controlling the use of vans owned by congregations and experience with vendors who assemble for congregation picture books.  The churchadmin group was created on May 1 last year by Lynn Roberts of the Hyde Park United Methodist Church in  Tampa, FL.  Since that time, they have exchanged 5,627 messages.  Current membership is approximately 480 folks.