To protect our climate, all of Creation, and our children’s future, pledge to cut carbon emissions at your house of worship or other faith-based institutions in half by 2030 and by 100% by 2040.
Cool Congregations Program
People of faith across the country are doing their part to prevent climate change in their own homes and places of worship through the Cool Congregations program and saving hundreds of dollars in the process. Cool Congregations is a stewardship program designed to help congregations engage their members in caring for Creation by reducing their individual greenhouse gas emissions.
To learn more, and become a part of national Interfaith Power & Light’s Cool Congregations program, visit www.coolcongregations.org.
Carbon Footprint Calculator
Measure your carbon footprint, find ways to reduce, get certified!
With the calculator, you can measure:
- Facility: The amount of fuel used to heat, cool, and power your buildings, plus water, waste and recycling
- Transportation: The staff work-related miles and travel by congregants to worship
- Food: The frequency various types of animal products, grain, produce, and drinks are served at congregational meals each week
- Procurement: The dollars spent on printing, supplies, maintenance, and everything else you purchase
Get started today by viewing the calculator checklist to help you gather your information and learn more about the calculator!
ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations: This workbook walks you through the 7 steps of the proven ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management tailored for worship facilities, and provides a strategic approach to implementing projects that will improve your property’s energy performance.