25 Steps Under $25

Getting started in the process of transforming your home or house of worship into a greener space may seem overwhelming. But there are many easy steps you can take that make a big difference. We’ve collected a few “cool” ideas for starting out on the path of greening your congregation. Mouseover the underlined words in each category for quick, pop-up tips. For greater detail, download and print Cool Congregation’s “25 Steps Under $25” and “25 Steps Over $25” checklists. Every congregation has a unique approach and starting place. This page will help you discover your own.

Before you start any energy saving project, check the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)

25 Steps Under $25

25 Steps Over $25

Conservation & Energy Efficiency

Insulation Energy Efficient Lighting
Heating and Cooling Appliance Upgrades

Renewable Energy

Solar Energy Wind
Geothermal Solar Water Heating

Grounds & Water Conservation

Vegetable & Native Gardens Composting & Recycling
Rain Barrels Solar & LED Exterior Lighting

Inspiring People at Home

Household programs for energy conservation and efficiency, renewables, appliances, heating and cooling systems.

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