We’ve spent the summer and fall building our new Gathering Pavilion and placing a solar panel array on the roof. What an exciting project!
One of our core values at Amnicon is to “model and teach stewardship of God’s creation and nurture of nature.” We’ve installed our solar panel system because we believe God is calling us to action in the here and now to care for creation and to help teach others to do so as well.
With our solar array, we will reduce the amount of our annual electricity purchased by an estimated 70%, reduce our carbon footprint by an estimated 571 tons of CO2 over the next 25 years, and bear witness to the necessity of embracing alternative energies to our guests, participants, and community.
THANK YOU to all those who supported this project:
- RENEW Wisconsin’s Solar for Good initiative, which fully funded the cost of the 52 solar panels
- Community of St. Martin in Minneapolis for donating over half of the project cost
- Amnicon staff alum and past Board member Brandon Due for providing the vision & direction to make this project possible
- All the volunteers that helped construct the pavilion and install the solar panels: Peace Lutheran Church in Baldwin, WI, Larry Moe, Brian Geer, Dave Weiss, Andrew Heintz, Bruce Due, Allan Jirges, and Linda Fisher
- All those who donated to this project
Because of this generous support we were able to fully fund the entire $35,000 cost of our solar panel system!