Take Action

Mixed Plate of Ways to Take Action

Advocate for Change. Interfaith Power and Light has great policy and advocacy webpages where you can advocate for change on national issues and learn about why these should be a priority for religious people and communities.

Fridays for Future. HIPL is sponsoring a weekly climate strike as the state capitol every Friday at 4 pm to raise awareness and maintain attention on the climate crisis and our obligation to stop the causes and address the consequences, especially for the most vulnerable. We are now promoting weekly focus areas to highlight not just the problems but also faith-motivated and life-affirming solutions. Join us!

How Cool is Your Congregation? Calculate your household's carbon footprint and make a commitment to reducing it. We offer training, resources, and guidance for implementing the national IPL Cool Congregations program in your faith community. You can even help your congregation get recognized and rewarded as part of their annual Challenge.

Voluntary Carbon Tax Once you have undertaken the Cool Congregations challenge, you can consider tithing your carbon savings to help emissions reductions programs. See the Voluntary Carbon Tax website for more info.

10 Things Your Congregation Can Do Don't like the size of your congregation's footprint? Want to get your faith community involved with responding to the climate crisis? How do you get started? Well, besides encouraging your congregation to join Hawaii Interfaith Power & Light, we've come up with 9 other things you can do to make energy issues and the climate crisis a part of your congregation's mission and focus. View the webpage to see them all.

25 Things YOU Can Do Now that you've figured out what your congregation can do, it's time for you to do some things yourself. Check out the webpage to see what you can do to make a difference!

EPA Energy Star Guide for Congregations The US Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star program has a program for congregations to help them reduce energy use of their facilities.

The Energy Star website also has related resources, such as the latest list of Energy Star-rated appliances, office equipment, and other products.

Green Meetings planning and evaluation guide. A comprehensive set of principles, guidelines, checklists, and templates for reducing the environmental impact and increasing the sustainability and accessibility of meetings large and small.

Actions for the Seasons of the Year

These resources are posted on our Inspiration & Worship page because they combine special services and events with things you can do to respond faithfully to ensure a livable climate for all. Check them out!

Fridays for Future

Join us at the Hawaii state capitol every Friday at 4 pm as part of a global protest over insufficient action to address the causes and consequences of climate change. Our weekly focus changes to highlight the many ways climate change is connected to many other issues we care about and the values we hold dear. See our Fridays for Future webpage to learn more.