Take Action

 How Cool is Your Congregation? Introducing Cool Congregations.  Calculate your household's carbon footprint and make a commitment to  reducing it. We offer training, resources, and guidance for implementing  the Cool Congregations program in your faith community. You can even  help your congregation win a $5,000 award. 


Voluntary Carbon Tax Once you have undertaken the  Cool Congregations challenge, you can consider tithing your carbon  savings to help emissions reductions programs. See the Voluntary Carbon Tax website for more info.  


10 Things Your Congregation Can Do  Don't like the size of your congregation's footprint? Want to get your  faith community involved with responding to the climate crisis? How do  you get started? Well, besides encouraging your congregation to join  Hawaii Interfaith Power & Light, we've come up with 9 other things  you can do to make energy issues and the climate crisis a part of your  congregation's mission and focus. View the web page or print out a pdf version to share with others.  


25 Things YOU Can Do Now that you've figured out what your congregation can do, it's time for you to do some things yourself. Check out this web page or again, print out a pdf version to carry with you and share with others!   


Kill-A-Watt Reminder   Print out and laminate this light switch cover as  a friendly reminder that simple things like turning off lights as you  leave a room can add up to big energy savings in the long run.  


EPA Energy Star Guide for Congregations  The US Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star program has published Putting Energy Into Stewardship, an  energy conservation guide for faith communities to reduce the energy  use of their congregational buildings.


The Energy Star website  also has related resources, such as the latest list of Energy  Star-rated appliances, office equipment, and other products.