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Greenbuild
November 1-3, 2022
Moscone CenterSan Francisco, CA

Greenbuild 2022 Legacy Project

Oakland Neighborhood Resiliency Hub Solar Battery Installation

California Interfaith Power and Light (CIPL) helps educate congregations on the theological basis for eco-stewardship and assists them in implementing programs to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and become more energy efficient –therefore helping to mitigate the harmful effects of global warming.

Faith Baptist Church, Oakland, CA

This project addresses the Greenbuild Legacy project criteria through assisting socially-and economically-marginalized communities in safeguarding their health and wellbeing during dangerous situations like power outages and natural disasters. The Havenscourt/Millsmont community is predominantly Black, but the members of the community who will most benefit from this project are those with pre-existing health conditions, children and senior citizens.

This resilience project also addresses the need to reduce carbon emissions within the community through activities such as using solar, and it engages the broader local community in discussions and activities that raise awareness around environmental sustainability and carbon reduction. The facility itself will be a self-sustaining zero energy facility that will also be an inspirational and innovative guide for other congregations and community centers who are interested in reducing their carbon emissions while saving costs on electricity.