Across the country, people of faith are making changes in their homes and places of worship to prevent global warming through our Cool Congregations program. Our unique stewardship program helps congregations engage their members in Creation-care by reducing individual greenhouse gas emissions and helps save hundreds of dollars in the process.

What is a Cool Congregation?

Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing humanity today. Every major religion has a mandate to care for Creation and to act as good stewards to preserve life for future generations. Many religions also now have climate statements, which you can find on our website.. . . learn more

Certified Cool Congregations

Thank you for your interest in Cool Congregations! Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) and its 40 state affiliates encourage congregations of all faiths to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change.These exemplary houses of worship have proven that they are reaching significant carbon pollution reductions. . . learn more

How to Become One

The best way to become a Cool Congregation is to use the online Start-up Kits on this website, which will guide you through the process. While the program is for congregations, we also encourage individuals within congregations to take the first step by making changes in their own. . . learn more

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