Greening Sacred Places

polsonparkPolson Park recently partnered with “Faith and the Common Good” to look at several ways they could be a “greener” faith community.

Polson Park Free Methodist, Kingston – Kingston, Ontario

Community Overview: A Free Methodist congregation founded in 1959 with a current attendance of about 145.

Building:  Dating from the 1960s, the main sanctuary is wood frame with brick facing.  An all-brick addition dating from 1983 houses the fellowship hall and a daycare.  Heating is by four natural gas forced air units.

Greening Story: Polson Park has no official greening committee, but several members have an active interest in the topic, and when a congregation member told the Buildings and Grounds committee about the grants available from Greening Sacred Spaces (GSS) for energy audits, they quickly agreed it was something to look into.  An application was submitted, and GSS agreed to provide $1,500 for an audit, on the condition that an equal amount would be spent on retrofits.

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