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Resources for Action

Religious communities are responding to climate change by transforming their homes and places of worship.  These actions provide opportunities to discuss why people of faith believe it is necessary to act on climate change.  By our words and actions, we become a beacon of light, showing the way to a sustainable future for our city and the State of Texas.   

Here’s a list of resources to help you reduce the environmental impact of your home and place of worship.  Contact Katrina Martich if you know of a resource that you’d like to share with others by adding it to this list.

In Your Household

Cooler-Smarter Top Ten List    The Union of Concerned Scientists describes ten things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.  

Sustainable Living Tips    Global Stewards take carbon footprint reduction a step further with guidance on changing your lifestyle to one that is environmentally sustainable and carbon neutral.    

Climate Kids    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Climate Kids program provides educational activities and helps kids reduce their carbon footprint. 

Carbon Footprint Calculator    The University of California at Berkeley provides a carbon footprint calculator with suggestions for carbon reduction actions that are specific to your household's carbon emission sources.   

Go Green in Your Home    Green Faith Interfaith Partners for the Environment provides actions steps for going in your home and life.  

In Your Place of Worship

Cool Congregations    Interfaith Power & Light's Cool Congregation's program helps faith communities reduce their carbon footprint.

Tools to Care for Creation    Blessed Tomorrow, an Interfaith Power & Light partner, has a set of tools for making a positive plan to reduce the environmental impact of your place of worship.  

Form a Creation Care Committee    Blessed Tomorrow, an Interfaith Power & Light partner, provides resources and tips on starting a successful creation care leadership team team in your faith community.

Getting Started    Green Faith Interfaith Partners for the Environment provides tips and guidelines for addressing environmental issues in your house of worship.  

Energy Star for Congregations    The Energy Star program provides tools for improving the energy and water performance of your congregation.