Mixed Plate of Ways to Take Action
Hawaiʻi Youth Climate Resource Guide A great list of links to resources on climate advocacy, information, ways to live sustainably, jobs & internships, and more! Put together by the Hawaiʻi Climate Change Coalition in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Youth Climate Coalition.
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.
Shut Down Red Hill. HIPL is promoting a letter-writing campaign to urge President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to speed up the repairs at Red Hill so the tanks can be emptied as quickly as possible to protect our irreplaceable drinking water aquifers. Letters and calls from concerned citizens are the best way to let them know this is of the highest priority for the people of Hawaiʻi.
Fridays for Future Oahu. Get connected to the international Fridays for Future movement and show your support for governments and industry to taking drastic action now to minimize the growing climate catastrophe. HIPL board member Matt Geyer is leading local demonstrations on Oʻahu. Follow him on Instagram, #fridaysforfutureoahu
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.
Money-Saving Guide to Going Green at Home. Lots of practical recommendations and tips for reducing energy, water, and other resources at home, all while saving money! Plus links to other useful resources about living sustainably. Provided by couponfollow.com.
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.