CLOSINGS: View Closings

Passing out L.E.D lightbulbs at places of worship

Organizers are hoping to make the distributions a regular occurrence, perhaps monthly.

Posted: Dec. 14, 2018 7:32 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - To help mosque-goers save a few bucks and be a little more environmentally friendly, Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam, the Rochester Faith and Solar Coalition, and the Sierra Club passed out more than 100 L.E.D lightbulbs at the Masjid AbuBakr Al-Seddiq mosque on Friday after a sermon. The bulbs were so popular, they were gone in 10 minutes.

“LED lightbulbs are not that expensive but to many people, they don't really have it in their budget to put out 5, 10 dollars to replace their lightbulbs, so here's a way to meet people where they're at," explains CIDI’s executive director Regina Mustafa.

The efforts are also happening at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The project is combining interfaith work, care for the environment, and social justice.

"Here's how you can save money and this is earth care... Earth care is something that all of our faith traditions all our religious traditions have in common," adds Mustafa.

All of the bulbs were donated and organizers are hoping to make the distributions a regular occurrence, perhaps monthly.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 68°
Albert Lea
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 68°
Austin
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 68°
Charles City
Few Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 63°
Rochester
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 66°
Tracking more sunshine and a rain week ahead.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Denim Day 2019

Image

Travelers hotel could be torn down

Image

More on Tony Jackson, person of interest in Huisentruit case, speaking from prison

Image

Tracking More Sunshine & Weekend Changes

Image

Upcoming road work to reduce downtown Rochester parking

Image

Fire breaks out at Byron home

Image

Former State Patroller recovering from addiction

Image

Veterans speak out about healthcare

Image

Grants for safe rides to school

Image

Olmsted County life saving awards

Community Events