SOLAR+ENERGY Project Update / June 7 Monthly Meeting for Business

PROPOSAL: Install solar energy for New Garden Friends Meeting and provide energy relief for local low-income homeowners. STEWARDSHIP: Solar power generation to reduce fossil fuel use and energy costs. COMMUNITY: A donation to Community Housing Solutions for energy conservation projects for local low-income homeowners. Please join Meeting for Business on 6/7/20 @ 1pm to discuss this proposal.

New Garden Solar+ Energy Saving Project Update

New Garden Meeting’s solar working team has made good progress on our Solar+ Energy Saving Project. Our team is considering proposals from three firms for installing solar panels on the Meetinghouse. Projected energy savings range from 65-95% of the Meeting’s annual electricity bills. We have secured a commitment from Duke Energy for a rebate of up to $32,400, covering about 36-45% of the solar installation’s cost. While helping New Garden Meeting reduce our energy bills,…

Solar Energy Project

New Garden Friends Meeting is forming a working group to explore the costs and benefits of installing solar panels on the Meetinghouse. We are also considering ways to help families in the community reduce energy costs and make their homes more energy efficient. Both will help us stand up to the climate emergency in very practical ways. Both will save money and save the planet. But both will require funds to realize these savings. Do…

“Solar Power Now!” Has Started a Go Fund Me Campaign

New Garden Friends Meeting Social Concerns Committee reviewed a revised resolution calling for City Council to set a goal of 100% clean renewable energy by 2040.  In April the Monthly Meeting endorsed an earlier version with a target date of 2035. The Social Concerns Committee recommends the revised resolution for consideration at the July 7 Monthly Meeting for Business. Environmental Stewardship Greensboro (ESG), and other members of the Solar Power Now Coalition, has been engaged…

Community Housing Solutions Will Join Adult Forum / October 16, 2022

Come in person or on Zoom to the Adult Forum on October 16 th (9:30) to hear Gene Brown, director of Community Housing Solutions. Friends may remember that we donated $30,000 to this organization as a part of our Solar Panel project. Learn about the work this organization does for people in our community who need assistance remaining safely in their own homes. Karin Heller will send out the Zoom connection in an upcoming “Religious…

Are You a Student, Teacher, or Parent Who Cares About the Climate Crisis? / August 2022

Are you a student worried about the Climate Crisis? Are you a teacher in Guilford County Schools who knows students concerned for the environment, for the planet? Are you a parent or grandparent who shares these concerns with students in your family? Greensboro EarthQuakers and their Solar Power Now allies are pushing the Guilford County Board of Education to commit to a goal of 100% clean, renewable energy. We are asking the School Board to…

Worship to Hold Guilford Board of Education In the Light / June 14, 2022

Join Greensboro EarthQuakers in a worship circle outside the Guilford County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 3:45-4:30 pm. As part of the Solar Power Now Coalition’s Green Schools Now! Campaign for sustainable energy practices in Guilford County schools, Greensboro EarthQuakers will hold a Quakerstyle meeting for worship to hold the Board of Education in the Light as they consider future plans for constructing new schools. Following voters’ recent approval of a $1.7…

Community Housing Solutions Report / April 6, 2022

Thanks to generous New Gardeners Community Housing Solutions reports that our contribution paid for energy-saving improvements in the homes of seven families. As part of our Solar+ Project, which paid for installation of solar panels on the Meetinghouse in late 2020, New Garden donated $30,000 to Community Housing Solutions (CHS) to help others save on energy bills as we helped reduce ours. CHS was able to stretch our donation further by partnering with an NCA&T…

Update from the Meeting on Ministry & Council / February 1, 2022

Current guidelines for gathering at New Garden Friends Meeting All group activities at NGFM are structured to be as inclusive and COVID-safe as possible.  Nevertheless, we urge all New Gardeners to be mindful of the update below from our COVID medical advisers. Please make decisions about gathering at NG and elsewhere based on your personal level of risk for serious COVID disease and the risks that your exposure to COVID could pose for members of…

Update from Meeting on Ministry & Council / January 25, 2022

Current guidelines for gathering at New Garden Friends Meeting All group activities at NGFM are structured to be as inclusive and COVID-safe as possible. Nevertheless, we urge all New Gardeners to be mindful of the update above from our COVID medical advisers. Please make decisions about gathering at New Garden Friends Meeting and elsewhere based on your personal level of risk for serious COVID disease and the risks that your exposure to COVID could pose for…