All Saints has been designated a Climate Justice Congregation by Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light in recognition of our efforts to act and educate around sustainability.
As of Earth Day 2022, All Saints is one of 22 certified Climate Justice Congregations in Minnesota. The All Saints Green Team worked hard last year on the development of a climate action plan that included two parish surveys: one surveyed practical actions taken by households to reduce carbon footprints, while a second provided a list of options households could take to help influence local, state and federal actions toward mitigating climate change. We also incorporated prayers and appropriate passages from scripture that highlighted our responsibility toward the Care of Creation into several outdoor worship services last summer. Together these comprise the legs of the required three legged stool approach to obtaining certification from MN Interfaith Power & Light in conjunction with the Diocese of Minnesota.
Even prior to our climate action plan the Green Team had carried out many adjustments to things like optimal building thermostat settings, conversion of conventional lighting to energy saving LED’s, signing up for a community solar garden, and reduction of vampire currents in several appliances in the building.