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Be a good steward of the earth. Be a Cool Congregation!
Cool Congregations
Training Events

Sponsored by Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light

People of faith across Wisconsin are caring for the earth by reducing the sources of climate change in their own homes and saving money in the process.

The Cool Congregations stewardship program will provide you with the tools you need to make a difference in your home, congregation, and community. Participants meet together in small groups to learn how to measure their "carbon footprint" (the amount of carbon dioxide produced by their daily activities) and how to reduce it. They also share experiences, celebrate success, and deepen their understanding of how creation care is rooted in their faith.
Learn how to conduct a Cool Congregations program in your congregation by attending this training workshop with a team of two or more from your congregation. Follow these simple steps:

1. Download a Cool Congregations brochure for more information.
2. Form a "Cool Congregations Team" for your congregation -- invite your congregation's faith leader and two or three other members to attend the workshop with you.
3. Register each team member Online or with a printed form--. Workshop fees are $15/person or $30/congregation team of 2 or more (scholarships are available). Please make check out to: Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light and Mail to: Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light, 750 Windsor Street, Suite 301, Sun Prairie, WI 53519
4. Complete a "Carbon Footprint checklist," which asks you about your entire household's energy use for the last 12 months. One will be sent to you after you register. Each participant should fill one out and bring it along.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested but unable to attend this event because of the time, date or location, please answer our poll to let us know what would work for you! We will use your response to help us plan further training events.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Peter Bakken, Executive Director
Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light
750 Windsor Street - Suite # 301
Sun Prairie, WI 53590-2149
PHONE: (608) 837- 3108
info@WisconsinIPL.org

http://iowaipl.org/cc_welcome.html
http://www.coolcongregations.org/
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PAST WIPL Cool Congregations Presentations/Workshops:

Saturday February 4, 2012, 8:30 am-10:00 am, Racine Green Congregations Winter Meeting, Christ United Methodist Church, 5109 Washington Avenue, Racine, WI. See http://www.racinegreencongregations.org/


Thursday March 8, 2012, 2:00-3:15 pm, “Faith Communities and Green Energy” session, 9th Annual Green Energy Summit and Exposition, Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee, WI. See http://www.greenenergysummit.us/. WIPL was a Supporter of the 9th Annual Green Energy Summit and Exposition. http://wisconsinipl.org/FaithCommunitiesGreenEnergy.htm


Saturday May 5, 2012, South Central Synod of Wisconsin (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) Synod Assembly, at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells.

Friday June 15, 2012, 11:00 am, Midwest Renewable Energy Association Energy Fair, Custer. See https://www.midwestrenew.org/sites/default/files/files/MREAEnergyFair2012FNL_workshop.pdf

Saturday, September 29, 2012, The HOPES Center, 507 6th Street, Racine, WI 53403

Sunday October 21, 2012, Ground for Hope-Wisconsin, Islamic Society of Milwaukee Community Center, Milwaukee. See http://greenfaith.org/programs/ground-for-hope/ground-for-hope-wisconsin

WIPL held a successful Cool Congregations 1st Training Session, Madison on October 1, 2011: See Photos
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 1-4 p.m., Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 620 Park Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220, Sponsored by the Environment Committee of RUTH (Responding with Understanding Truth & Hope), Manitowoc County Interfaith Social Justice Organization

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 1-4 p.m., Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 620 Park Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220, Sponsored by the Environment Committee of RUTH (Responding with Understanding Truth & Hope), Manitowoc County Interfaith Social Justice Organization.Cool congregations 1

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 322 Ohio Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53405, Sponsored by Racine Green Congregations.
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Dr. Peter Bakken, State Coordinator
Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light
750 Windsor Street - Suite # 301
Sun Prairie, WI 53590-2149
PH: (608) 837- 3108
(c/o Wisconsin Council of Churches)
info@WisconsinIPL.org
http://www.WisconsinIPL.org
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