Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Maltese Catholic schools face inconvenient truth

Islander institutions now receive electricity through solar panels
Elementary students from St. Monica's school in Malta plant trees. (Photo credit: St. Monica's School.)
According to Vatican Radio, 13 Catholic schools in Malta are now powered by the sun.
Photovoltaic panels have been installed to reduce carbon emissions by a total of 512 tonnes per year.
Over a period of 18 months, more than 1,500 photovoltaic (solar) panels were installed on the roofs of 12 schools and intelligent lighting systems, which include light controllers and motion detectors, were installed in three schools. 
A statement on the website of the Maltese bishops indicates that the Maltese Islands are almost entirely dependent on non-renewable energy sources for electricity. The goal of the Green Energy Schools Project was to reduce the schools’ dependency on such sources and to become more economically and environmentally sustainable. A third goal was to act as a catalyst and to move other institutions to follow suit. 
Read the full article here.

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