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Wilson College Hosts Sept. 10 Meeting of Franklin Renewable Energy Group

Posted: August 29, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Wilson College will host the monthly meeting of Franklin Renewable Energy (FRE), an association dedicated to educating and informing the public about renewable energy, at 7 p.m. Monday Sept. 10, in Warfield Hall’s Allen Auditorium. The meeting is free and open to the public.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:
Aug. 27, 2012
CONTACT: Chris Mayer, Fulton Center for Sustainable Living
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3247
Email: christine.mayer@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Wilson College will host the monthly meeting of Franklin Renewable Energy (FRE), an association dedicated to educating and informing the public about renewable energy, at 7 p.m. Monday Sept. 10, in Warfield Hall’s Allen Auditorium. The meeting is free and open to the public.

This discussion-based workshop will focus on “Building Environmental Leadership in Your Faith-Based Institution.” Stacey Kennealy, director of certification and sustainability for GreenFaith, will discuss how to prepare leaders in your congregations who can help you become a leader in energy efficiency in your community. She will also highlight best practices and success stories to help your congregation become a leader in environmental stewardship. Participants will also learn from neighboring congregations in attendance.

Founded in 1992 under the name Partners for Environmental Quality, GreenFaith is one of the oldest religious-environmental organizations in the United States. It abides by three core values — spirit, stewardship and justice.The organization works with all denominations to guide congregations through the step-by-step process to reduce energy costs in places of worship. GreenFaith provides a holistic approach that looks at lighting, heating, water use and other conservation measures, as well as opportunities to incorporate environmental stewardship into education and worship.

Franklin Renewable Energy is being hosted by Wilson’s Fulton Center for Sustainable Living to provide information and a forum for discussion about such subjects as renewable energy production, energy efficiency and sustainable living through monthly meetings, educational seminars and energy fairs like Wilson’s popular “Energy and You” workshops.

For more information, contact FCSL Program Manager Chris Mayer at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3247, or christine.mayer@wilson.edu.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs was 746 and included 21 students from 10 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

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Last Updated: August 29, 2012