The following comes from an Aug. 14 story in the Central Valley Business Times.

Catholic Charities of Stockton, the Catholic Climate Covenant based in Washington, D.C., and Sungevity Inc. of Oakland are partnering to help parishioners of three parishes in the Diocese of Stockton go solar.

Homeowners will get a $750 discount from the solar company while the standard referral fee will be divided between the parishes (which will get half) and Catholic Charities and the Catholic Climate Covenant, which wil each get a quarter of the fee.

On Saturday, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Most Reverend Stephen Blaire, Bishop of Stockton, will be joined by Elvira Ramirez of Catholic Charities, Dan Misleh of the Catholic Climate Covenant and Dermot Hikisch of Sungevity to formally launch the partnership.

Participating parishes include Annunciation Cathedral, St. Anthony’s in Manteca and Sacred Heart in Patterson.

“This is so much more than about raising money,” says the bishop. “It is about doing the right thing by our faith. Embracing renewable energy demonstrates a love of God and of creation. It also reminds us that our energy choices impact the poor and vulnerable not only in the San Joaquin Valley but around the world.”

Sungevity’s Mr. Hikisch says parishioners, as well as their friends and family who qualify, will receive a discount on a solar installation, lower their overall energy bill, reduce greenhouse gas pollution, and support the work of their parish, Catholic Charities and the Catholic Climate Covenant.”

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