Power Switch News
Joyce Wilding and the other members of Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville believe that care of the environment is a vital component of stewardship and a life of faith. As a member of the Episcopal Environmental National Steering Committee and Ecology Group Leader at Christ Church, Joyce sees the Green Power Switch program as one way to support that stewardship.
During a 2001 Lenten series, Joyce made a Greening with Life exhibit using the TVA/Nashville Electric Service (NES) Green Power Switch portable display, which describes the benefits of green energy. Church members were asked to write their name on a green paper leaf and hang it on a small bare tree if they had purchased green power from NES. Those who had not yet signed up for green energy were invited to do so and add their leaf. Turning the tree green was a reminder for the members of the congregation to find more ways to promote clean energy.
The cathedral itself has subscribed to Green Power Switch and proudly displays its decal. Many cathedral members have asked their friends and neighbors to sign up for the program. Several of the churchs Ecology Group members have spoken with other faith groups about promoting green energy and energy efficiency. They would like leaders from all houses of faith to encourage their congregations to be good stewards of the earths resources.
TVA Energy Technology