New Carbon Footprint Calculator
The new Carbon Footprint Calculator national Interfaith Power & Light has been waiting for is finally here! And the developers describe it as “the most peer reviewed carbon calculator out there.” Enter a few basics (like your zip code), and the calculator will automatically set the “default” average settings using information about electricity generation and weather patterns in your area. Then there are a lot of places to play — see the impact of changes you’ve already made, and consider the next steps you might take. Individual, household, and congregational changes are important because Changes we make serve as spiritual disciplines, linking us to stewardship, mindfulness, and gratitude.Individual steps, curious explorations of next steps, and celebrations of progress serve as invitations for others to join us in the work. Shared goals and actions serve to create and strengthen communities of support, curiosity, and care. Personal and community actions give us authentic voices when we speak with policymakers about the bigger changes we need. Some of you may have joined the webinar for a tour and intro.
IPL’s Cool Congregations webinar is always available – you can watch it first, or just jump in to experiment with either the Household, or the Congregation version.
If you think you might be interested in a future study group to learn together — and reach out in your own congregation — please let us know.
Are you wondering how we are engaging with lawmakers in these extraordinary times? We are working with partners to articulate values and principles that should underpin any work on the urgent tasks of relief, recovery, and stimulus. This use-right-now stimulus priorities sheet was developed by IPL leaders to use for our annual national-network Hill visits (by phone and zoom, this year); broader documents, signed by diverse values-focused partners, are in development. We believe all policy is a covenant with the future.
Join our monthly Sustained Advocacy Policy Update calls — or just check out the summaries — for information and tools like holistic principles documents.