Susan Herr- Hoyman, Kathy Converse, Randy
Bob Park, Barb Park, Al Nettleton
Kathy will send out final copy of theGreen Committee’s Charter and Resolution approved by the Congregation
Bob Park will post charter and resolution on Prairie website.
Kathy gives the Prairie Board monthly reports on the Green Committee’s work.
Sub committee met on
MG and E has completed an audit and made the following suggestions:
Update ballasts in fluorescent fixtures
Install motion detectors for all lights
Think about thermostat improvements
Clean radiator coils
Insulate furnace pipes
Off the Grid has done a solar feasibility study and made these observations:
Prairie roof great for solar applications especially for generation of electricity,
cost about $1000 a panel.
Consider installing LED lighting
Evaluate electric use of computers
Purchase energy use meters to monitor energy use
Replace basement windows
Infrared survey of building to assess air infiltration
Weatherstrip where needed
Replacement of refrigerator and/or dish washer
On demand water heaters
Rain gardens for a teaching tool (put sign in front of the garden explaining it)
Collaborate with Allied Neighborhood Association, Dunn’s Marsh Association
Co-sponsor “Weed Feed” with Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Assoc.
Green Committee Meeting,
More Action Items
Use Seventh Principle language thematically
Worship service on organic food, emphasize CSA’s
Highlight green ideas in Sunday program, make progress announcements on
“Car tire pressure” party: underinflated tires get inflated with Al’s air compressor
We have about 28 so far. Our “thermometer of progress” is in the Prairie lobby, thanks to Kathy. We have made requests in the Prairie Fire and the Sunday Order of Service to fill out assessment on line or on paper (found in lobby). We will ask people to do the assessment wearing the green hat.
Bob Park and Mary Mullen met to discuss communications needs.
Kathy: contact RE Committee re its assessment
Congregational assessment subcommittee:
subcommittee will continue to coordinate the rest of the congregational assessment.
Susan: will work with Program Committee to get an assessment started.