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Walnut Creek’s Environmentally Conscious Members Take Church Solar

Solar installation at Walnut Creek's Mt. Diablo Church
Walnut Creek’s Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church (MDUUC) completed the installation of solar panels with the support of its environmentally focused church members.

Co-Minister Leslie Takahashi Morris said, “being green’ is part of the church’s commitment to affirm and promote the seventh principle of Unitarian Universalism, ‘respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”

According to co-Minister David Takahashi Morris, “The children and adults of our congregation are committed to promoting environmental awareness and to living responsibly. We try to minimize our environmental impact here, at home and in our communities.”

Early Plans for Solar System Project

“When the church’s sanctuary was built in 2000 and the Bortin Fellowship Hall followed in 2009, construction budgets couldn’t stretch to include solar power generation. This year, with federal grants available, the growing congregation, now 440 members, voted to go ahead with the solar project.”

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MDUUC has been recognized by Unitarian Universalist Association as a “Green Sanctuary,” and the Church campus was certified by Wildlife Habitat.