Energy Conservation Resources

Here you can find more resources for energy conservation in your congregation and home. Below are links to other resource lists on the Hoosier IPL website. 

Books

David Gershon, Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds. 
Monroe Fritz, Chasing Sacred Air: A Common Sense Guide to Energy Efficiency.
Charlie Wing, The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation: A Comprehensive Guide to Reducing Energy Use at Home.
Eric Corey Freed, Green$ense for the Home: Rating the Real Payoff from 50 Green Home Projects

Downloadable PDF Guides

Energy Star Action Workbook for Congregations
David Glover and David Rhoads, Environmental Guide for Congregations, Their Buildings, and Grounds
Green Office Guide (City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development)

Websites

SIREN (Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network): a non-profit volunteer-run organization that promotes renewable energy in Indiana.  A project of the Center for Sustainable Living, their primary focus is promoting solar power—photovoltaic (electricity), solar hot water, and solar hot air.
InREA (Indiana Renewable Energy Association): established to represent businesses that produce and consumers who use renewable energy throughout Indiana. InREA is an Indiana non‐profit organization that focuses on service and public education awareness.
Energy Star for Congregations: A host of resources from the EPA.
Energy.Gov Energy Saver for Homes
Interfaith Power & Light Cool Congregations & Energy Efficiency
Eco-Justice Ministries Quick Tips for Including Eco-Justice in Church Administration

More resource pages at Hoosier IPL

Theological Resources: Here you can find many religious groups’ statements and resolutions regarding climate change. Also find articles about various faith groups and ecology.

Books and Articles: Start reading here on many topics, including faith and ecology, the science of climate change, environmental justice and pollution, food and farming, animals, and more.

Educational Resources: Here you can find curricula and resources for educating about creation care.

Worship Resources: Here you can find a growing collection of resources for worship, including preaching.