January- Increasing Energy Efficiency
” For as long as I am in the world, there is plenty of light.I am the world’s Light”
January’s ACTION is INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY . Commit to one Action each week this month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Let’s ACT together this year to restore the fullness of God’s earth.
For more information on increasing energy efficiency, see below!
Are you a Church leader looking to initiate this program as part of a zero waste campaign? We will have PDF posters from each of our Monthly Actions, that can be downloaded from our “For Leaders” Resource Page.
Request a free Energy Savings Analysis from your electric utility.
Turn down your thermostat—aim for 68◦ day time, 60◦ at night.
Buy and install a programmable thermostat and low-flow shower head.
Weatherize your home— insulate hot water heater, increase insulation in attic, etc.
Switch from incandescent to LED lights; turn off lights when not in use.
Wash clothes in cold water; run dishwasher with full load and use air dry.
Upgrade to Energy Star appliances.
Contact your Representatives and Senators expressing your support for developing renewable energy.
Facts about solar power:
Homeowner’s Guide to going Solar, Solar Energy Technology Office, U.S. Department of Energy:
Energy Saver is the U.S. Department of Energy’s consumer resource on energy saving and using renewable energy technologies at home:
The mission of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to a global clean energy economy:
Solar Best Practices for Congregations
NCIPL’s comprehensive energy program for congregations – emPOWERed – is designed to help faith communities establish energy use baselines and then provide worship facility workshops to suggest possible ways congregations can save money and energy: