Be a good steward of the earth. Be a Cool Congregation!
Coming Soon to Your Area!
Sponsored by Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light
People of faith across Wisconsin are caring for the earth by reducing
the sources of climate change in their own homes and saving money in
The Cool Congregations stewardship
program will provide you with the tools you need to make a difference
in your home, congregation, and
community. Participants meet together in small groups to learn how
to measure their "carbon footprint" (the amount of carbon
dioxide produced by their daily activities) and how to reduce it. They
also share experiences, celebrate success, and deepen their understanding
of how creation care is rooted in their faith.
Learn how to conduct a Cool Congregations program in your congregation
by attending this training workshop with a team of two or more from
your congregation. Follow these simple steps:
1. Download a Cool Congregations
brochure for more information.
2. Form a "Cool Congregations Team" for your congregation
-- invite your congregation's faith leader and two or three other members
to attend the workshop with you.
3. Register each team member Online or with a printed form--. Workshop
fees are $15/person or $30/congregation team of 2 or more (scholarships
are available). Please make check out to: Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light
and Mail to: Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light, 750 Windsor Street,
Suite 301, Sun Prairie, WI 53519
4. Complete a "Carbon Footprint checklist," which asks you
about your entire household's energy use for the last 12 months. One
will be sent to you after you register. Each participant should fill
one out and bring it along.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested but unable to attend this event
because of the time, date or location, please answer our poll to
let us know what would work for you! We will use your response to help
us plan further training events.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Peter Bakken, Executive Director
Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light
750 Windsor Street - Suite # 301
Sun Prairie, WI 53590-2149
PHONE: (608) 837- 3108
PAST WIPL Cool Congregations Presentations/Workshops:
Saturday February 4, 2012,
8:30 am-10:00 am, Racine Green Congregations Winter Meeting, Christ
United Methodist Church, 5109 Washington Avenue,
Racine, WI. See http://www.racinegreencongregations.org/
Thursday March 8, 2012, 2:00-3:15 pm, “Faith Communities and
Green Energy” session, 9th Annual Green Energy Summit and Exposition,
Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee, WI. See http://www.greenenergysummit.us/.
WIPL was a Supporter of the 9th Annual Green Energy Summit and Exposition.
Saturday May 5, 2012, South Central Synod of Wisconsin (Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America) Synod Assembly, at the Kalahari Resort
and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells.
Friday June 15, 2012, 11:00
am, Midwest Renewable Energy Association Energy Fair, Custer. See https://www.midwestrenew.org/sites/default/files/files/MREAEnergyFair2012FNL_workshop.pdf
Saturday, September 29, 2012, The HOPES Center, 507 6th Street, Racine,
Sunday October 21, 2012,
Ground for Hope-Wisconsin, Islamic Society of Milwaukee Community
Center, Milwaukee. See http://greenfaith.org/programs/ground-for-hope/ground-for-hope-wisconsin
WIPL held a successful Cool
Congregations 1st Training Session, Madison on October 1, 2011: See Photos