Cool Congregations is a program of reflection, assessment, commitment, and encouragement to reduce the carbon footprint of your household or congregation. Grounded in the core values of our faith traditions, Cool Congregations employs user-friendly tools in the natural small-group settings of our faith communities to enable households to make and keep commitments to be better stewards of Creation through our use of natural resources.
This program is designed to help individual households calculate their footprint, set goals for reducing it, and work with other households in the congregation to support each other in this effort.
This program is designed to help congregations calculate the footprint of their campus and related facilities, set goals for reduction, and work collectively to meet those goals.
HIPL has adapted some of the resources to fit Hawaii's unique conditions compared to the mainland US. In particular, we have created a guide called 10 Things Your Congregation Can Do and adapted the Cool Congregations 25 Things You can Do for Under $25 and 25 Things for Over $25.