World on the Web (World Magazine) asks Is Your Church Green? They aren’t asking if your church is showing “An Inconvenient Truth” or if your pastor is preaching a ten-week series on global warming. The primary focus of the article is about evaluating our church buildings in terms of five environmental factors:
- sustainable site development
- water savings
- energy efficiency
- materials selection
- indoor environmental quality
I would add a sixth: aesthetics. Are the building and grounds beautiful, or are they a scar on the landscape?
Beauty doesn’t have to be expensive.
Grace and Peace