The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Blowin' in the wind

Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines, Iowa, unveiled in January a 30-foot wind turbine next to its building, the gift of an anonymous donor.

Church officials estimate the windspire, which cost about $12,000, should cut energy bills by 25 percent.

The structures are even green — they're built with recycled materials, including aircraft-grade aluminum.


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