Climate Change & Energy Programs

What Is Climate Change?

Climate change refers to global changes caused by greenhouse gases trapping heat and warming global temperatures. These changes increase storms, droughts, flooding, wildfires, hot days, and air pollution, putting our economy and health at risk.
 
Learn ways we are taking action and join us below.

People of faith are taking action on climate through advocacy, by reducing energy use, and by building resilience to the effect of climate change.

Energy and Climate Programs

Conserve
Energy

Learn ways you can increase energy efficiency, saving money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Sign up for Smart Energy

Find ways to lower your bills and conserve energy in IL through your electric utility.

Install Solar Panels

Reduce your faith community's carbon footprint by installing solar panels at your House of Worship.

Advocacy

Tell your legislators climate action is important to you!

Sustainable Energy

Take a Deeper Dive!

Download this ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations

Faith in Place teamed up with ENERGY STAR® to endorse their Action Workbook for Congregations.

ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program helping organizations and individuals fight climate change through superior energy efficiency. Learn more at energystar.gov/buildings.

Use this Workbook to increase the energy and water efficiency of your Houses of Worship by implementing realistic and cost-effective improvement projects. This guide will help you set goals, create your plan, and evaluate your progress. Download today to get your project started!