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Cool Congregations Program Resources
Cool Congregations has everything you need to help your congregation become a Cool Congregation: start up kits, calculators, a certification process, and a challenge that awards $1,000 in 5 categories. You can also offset your remaining emissions by planting trees through Interfaith Power & Light’s faith-based programs.
Start Up Kits
Use IPL’s kits for congregations to reduce the carbon footprint of your congregational facilities.
Our calculator is specially designed for congregations.
Reduce your congregants carbon footprints with our household calculator.
Apply to become a Certified Cool Congregation at different levels with a 10% reduction in carbon emissions to begin.
Enter the annual Cool Congregations Challenge to win $1,000 in 5 categories: Energy Saver, Renewable Role Model, Sacred Grounds, Community Inspiration, and Cool Planner.
Plant and protect trees in the Global South to offset your remaining carbon emissions.
The Cool Congregations Challenge
Winners of the Cool Congregations Challenge are united by their commitment to address climate change by reducing their carbon footprint and inspiring their members and communities. Winners were selected from five categories: Energy Saver, Renewable Role Model, Sacred Grounds, Community Inspiration, and Cool Planner.