Cool Congregations assists faith communities in conducting energy audits and provides a toolkit containing methods to reduce their carbon footprint. In addition, a national contest awards $1,500 annually to five congregations that have made strides in emissions reductions over the past year via projects in their communities. Two West Virginia congregations have won this national award! Could you be next?
WVIPL has been actively advocating for policy and infrastructure initiatives, including the Build Back Better Act, imploring our representatives to act with urgency in confronting climate change and other infrastructural problems that threaten our communities. Check out some of the press for our efforts here.
Faith Climate Action Week takes place in the spring in conjunction with Earth Day, but the downloadable kit is “evergreen”–it can be used at any time of year! Find out more about this national observance, and get links to FCAW Organizer Kit downloads at the link above.
In collaboration and alliance with like-minded organizations, WVIPL participates in community events to inform and educate the public about the environmental and climate issues we face, from the local to the global. Through movie nights, panel discussions, tabling at relevant events, speaking to faith communities directly, and more, we are out there spreading the word!