With your green team assembled, it’s time to “walk the talk” by lowering your own carbon footprint at home. Use IPL’s Cool Congregations Household Calculator to gain a better sense of your carbon footprint and what changes can bring about the greatest reductions.
Some take this step before they even form a green team or write a mission statement. The best way to sell the idea of the Cool Congregations program to others is if you’ve taken steps in your own home and life to address climate change.
For ideas on how to reduce your carbon footprint, download IPL’s “25 Steps” guides. When you choose just about any of these activities, you are guaranteed to reduce your carbon footprint by 10%: