Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

How Cool is Your Congregation?

From the National Catholic Rural Life Council:
Interfaith Power and Light has developed a carbon footprint calculator designed specifically for congregations and congregants. Input basic energy use information and find out the "footprint" size in pounds of carbon and acres of land.

This tool can help parishes find out where their emissions are coming from and help identify steps they can take to significantly reduce energy use. Then, they'll be on the path toward saving money and caring for creation at the same time. Interfaith Power and Light is offering $10,000 in cash prizes to congregations that make the most progress in shrinking their footprints.
For more information, go here.