As part of Glenmary’s ongoing commitment to be good stewards of creation, solar panels will soon be installed at the society’s headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“In 2019 the Glenmary community voted to affirm that we would seek to care for creation,” said Father Aaron Wessman, Glenmary first-vice-president. “Our investment in solar panels is one way that Glenmary can reduce its carbon footprint, and so reduce our negative impact on the planet. Glenmarians have always been connected to creation, because of serving in rural America, and so our hearts are inspired to cherish God’s gift that has been given to us.”
The solar panels will provide cost-effective, renewable energy for the main office building, chapel and Glenmary residence on the property. The plans call for two rows of 248 panels, each covering an area of 475 feet by 110 feet.