30 October 2019
Project 20’25 is the WEA’s commitment to assist 20% of the global evangelical footprint – educational institutions, medical facilities, churches, other related entities, and households – to be powered by clean renewable energy by 2025.
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), a global ministry working with local churches and giving voice to more than 600 million evangelical Christians around the world, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Smart Roofs Solar Inc. (SRS). The MOU joins together the WEA Creation Care Task Force, the WEA Business Coalition, and the WEA Sustainability Center to work with SRS to support WEA’s 20’23 Initiative to assist 20% of its members – educational institutions, medical facilities, churches, other affiliated entities, and households – to be powered 100% by clean, renewable energy by 2025. SRS enables nonprofit and for profit clients to reduce operating costs while building a sustainable future.
“We are excited to promote creation care by partnering with Smart Roofs Solar to launch a local context-relevant, web-based platform to guide WEA members to achieve a renewable energy future,” says Dr. Chris Elisara, Director of the World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center and the WEA Creation Care Task Force.
“We are honored to collaborate with the WEA to ensure that its members receive great guidance and state of the art renewable energy systems at the best possible value,” says SRS CEO, Joe Chenoweth.
The WEA platform 20’25 , which was launched on October 30, 2019 in North America, will guide any WEA member, with or without renewable energy expertise or experience, to determine what kind of project is possible for the building(s) under consideration; identify credible, local companies that can perform the work; conduct a request for proposals and determine which proposal is best for the WEA member; determine the best financing options and government credits available to the WEA member; upon selection of a service provider execute appropriate work performance agreements, including work progress reporting consistent with best practices; report to WEA at the completion of the project the WEA member’s satisfaction with the project experience, the amount of financial savings from the project, and the amount of reduced carbon emissions that will result from the project. For now, this platform is only available in North America. There are discussions to start a similar initiative in European countries.
With a global backdrop of serious ecological challenges, growing awareness of the biblical mandate to care for creation, and an increasing need to provide leadership in this arena at a global level, the WEA has created the WEA Creation Care Task Force (CCTF) in 2012 and the WEA Sustainability Center in 2019. After several years of fruitful collaboration the WEA Creation Care Task Force and Lausanne Creation Care joined together to co-lead one unified global creation care network entitled the Lausanne/WEA Creation Care Network (LWCCN).
Smart Roofs Solar Inc was founded in 2013 as a Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Solar Developer offering turn key solutions to its clients. Since its inception, SRS has helped its clients generate over 30 million kilowatt hours of clean electricity, and was named Connecticut’s highest rated and top performing C&I Solar Developer for 2018. Smart Roofs is excited to bring new offerings to its clients including the ability to monetize the carbon credits that their clean energy systems generate.
Contact details for more information:
Dr. Chris Elisara
WEA Director of the Creation Care Task Force, and Associate Director of the WEA Sustainability Center
Smart Roofs Solar Inc