Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church in Oak Park, Illinois is one of the first churches to go geothermal for heating and cooling. They have reduced their fossil fuel emissions by 100% and have reduced their energy costs by nearly $12,000 per year. They host workshops in conjunction with Illinois Interfaith Power & Light to inspire other churches and synagogues to implement geothermal. The congregation raised $390,000 to do this project that will be completed by October 15th of this year.
We formed the Interfaith Green Network and hosted a Cool Congregations Workshop in 2009. You can see our blog on our project and see a video of the dedication at our church website at wwww.euclidumc.org