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Tesla sponsors sustainability challenge for church in Oakland

Tesla sponsored a sustainability challenge for the Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, California. The challenge required over 1,650 in person-hours to be accomplished. Moreover, the preparation, set up, and photo voltaic panels have been valued at $720,000. The church famous that Tesla’s funding would yield greater than $285,000 in electrical energy saving over the subsequent ten years. This was Tesla’s first partnership within the nation to supply a church with photo voltaic panels.

“Tesla put in a brand new roof for our Household Life Middle Gymnasium wing, photo voltaic panels, and energy wall! It’s our prayer that this large-scale challenge will encourage different church buildings to put in clear and sustainable vitality on their campus and proceed the battle for environmental justice.”

“Our deepest due to Rob McCafferty, Zach Hill and the Tesla crew, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Assemblymember Mia Bonta for offering gracious proclamations, and particularly to our Trustees Ministry, Buildings & Grounds Committee, and Trustee Leonard Medley, who shepherded the challenge,” Allen Temple mentioned on its Fb web page.

On January 15, Allen Temple held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a brand new vitality storage challenge at its Household Life Middle in Oakland, California. The challenge, in partnership with Tesla, was accomplished on December 21, 2022.

The church mentioned in a press launch that Tesla’s sponsorship of the sustainability challenge would assist it serve the group. These financial savings will allow it to direct extra of its sources to group help and outreach. Throughout energy outages inside its group, the Household Stay Middle can be repeatedly operational as an area for residents to obtain providers and help.

Reverand. Dr. Jacqueline A. Thompson, who serves as Senior Pastor, spoke of the shortage of equitable entry to wash air, water, wholesome meals choices, and clear vitality for the Flatland communities in East Oakland.

“On the coronary heart of the difficulty is entry. Equitable entry to wash air, clear water, wholesome meals choices, and clear vitality. However there’s a rising motion in California and nationwide to supply this entry in neglected and underserved communities. Dr. Ambrose Carroll and Inexperienced The Church have stood on the intersection of the Black Church and this motion creating crucial connections that promote sustainability,” she mentioned.

“Tesla’s willingness to commit their time, expertise, sources, and expertise to initiatives locally displays the facility and potential of enterprise and faith-based partnerships. When fairness and justice for all is the purpose, all of us win. I’m grateful for the management and help of our Trustee Ministry in making this imaginative and prescient a actuality. Could this be the primary of many.” she added.

Reverand Dr. Ambrose Carroll, the Founder and CEO of Inexperienced The Church thanked Tesla for its involvement locally.

“We’re grateful to see our mates at Tesla concerned in work that empowers the group. Via this partnership with Allen Temple, Tesla has proven its need to make sure that within the Bay Space, in the case of clear tech, they need all boats to rise because the clear vitality sector thrives. This challenge brings Allen Temple one step nearer to being a ‘Resilience Hub’ for its group.”

“When the neighborhood loses energy because of fires, rain, storms, floods, or earthquakes, this religion group may be prepared to supply meals, shelter, and well being support, all of that are requirements for resilience. Gentrification and marginalization have drastically affected Deep East Oakland for a very long time. The black group owns many religion buildings, a few of that are storefronts and others nice Cathedrals, and all these buildings throughout the nation want retrofitting. Many, like Allen Temple, can and can turn into Resilience Hubs!”

Tesla’s Senior World Director of Public Coverage, Rohan Patel, mentioned that he was happy with the Tesla partnership with Allen Temple and thanked Inexperienced The Church for serving to it to make it occur.

You may view the pictures from the ribbon-cutting ceremony within the gallery under.

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Tesla sponsors sustainability challenge for church in Oakland



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