Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Commit to reducing your congregation's carbon footprint by 20% in two years
Pledge to reduce your congregation's carbon footprint. There are many possible ways to meet this goal, including:
Using energy from renewable sources like wind, hydro, and electric power, rather than fossil fuels like oil and gas.
Reducing carbon pollution from all church-related activities: buildings, events, and transportation to church activities.
Leveraging the power of the congregation as a whole to support individual members reducing their dependence on fossil fuels.
Exploring ways to utilize your congregation to benefit your larger community in shifting to a low carbon future.
And more! Choose the solutions that make the most sense for your congregation and help you reach your goal.
These tools can help your congregation measure your current carbon footprint and plan two-year actions as an important start toward carbon neutrality by 2050:
- Take the Interfaith Power & Light Paris Pledge
- Recommended carbon footprint estimator: Energy Start Portfolio Manager for Commercial Buildings
- Unitarian Universalist congregations can apply for a loan from the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Small Projects Loan Program for energy efficiency and clean energy projects
- Support one another in the transition to climate-friendly eating and helping ensure healthy, affordable eating options accessible to everyone in your community. Read the “7 Principles of a Climate-Friendly Diet” by author Anna Lappé.
Make the commitment below.
This form is for congregations or organizations; if you are making a individual or household commitment, visit the individual commitment form.
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