Weekly parish newsletter/bulletin insert: Use timers, and Katharine Jefferts Schori

This week’s tip is to set your lights and appliances on a timer, and our quote is from former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.

Think having a green corner in your church newsletter or bulletin is a great idea, but don’t have time to research or write one? Episcopal Climate News is here to help! Every Monday, ECN offers a free green-living tip and a theological quote that your parish can use. Just copy/paste the text below, and feel free to edit/shorten as your space requires. Share this week’s column on Facebook.

Living on God’s Earth
By Episcopal Climate News, facebook.com/EpiscopalClimateNews

This week’s earth-friendly living tip: Set a timer for your appliances and lights

Automatic timers aren’t just for vacations or Christmas lights.

This week’s tip comes from our friends at the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina: “Because most energy sources require burning fossil fuels, the less energy you use, the greener you are. Control is in your grasp; set your appliances and lights on a timer to turn off after a certain period of inactivity, and remember to unplug appliances when not in use.”

If your thermostat has a timer, turning down the heat while you’re asleep is another great way that timers can save energy!

Episcopal Climate News quote of the week: The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori

“We may think our knowledge much advanced, yet we still struggle with the great questions of right relationship and cosmic justice, and we are just as self-focused as our ancestors in the garden. We live as though we were the Lords of creation, rather than fellow creatures. We need to keep asking the question posed to Job: ‘Where were we when the limits of clouds and seas were set, and the purposes of creation decided?'”

– The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, oceanographer and former Presiding Bishop, in a sermon called “The seas and all that is in them,” delivered at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, on July 31, 2016.

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