Church Divinity School Of The Pacific Goes Green With Solar


L to R: David Billson, Field Manager, with installers Enrique Magana, Wilmar Escobar , Xavier Tobias, Ronald Escobar and Jerome Strain seen on the roof of Parsons Hall at the California Divinity School Of The Pacific, during installation of phase one of the CDSP solar photovoltaic system.

Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) of Berkeley, California is the only Episcopal seminary west of the Mississippi. It now is becoming a better guardian of our good green Earth. CDSP is working with American Solar of Sausalito, California, to drastically cut the institution’s carbon footprint.

An excerpt of their post is here:
“At CDSP, we believe that moral accountability in our relationship to the environment is an essential component of quality theological education,” said the Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, dean and president. “We strive to be good stewards of the resources we have been given, and with this generous lead gift for solar energy, we will be able to reduce CDSP’s carbon footprint and model sustainable living as a Christian community.”

American Solar has been actively engaged in making solar possible for non-profit organizations for over eight years. The work has been expanded to a direct relationship with the Episcopal Diocese of California, and California Interfaith Power&Light.

Read the full story here.

For more news on the Diocese solar program, see here, here, and here.

Solar for Non-Profits

American Solar is the only solar installer in the San Francisco Bay Area that offers a complete non-profit solar program that includes customized solar financing for organizations that are unable to take advantage of the tax incentives available for for-profit organizations. Charlie Gregg is the Director of Non-Profit projects American Solar.