A crucial part of helping the U.S. and Canada meet their targets will be to do everything we can to reduce our own energy use. To that end, the Climate Witness Project is committed to walking with congregations as they increase their energy efficiency and decrease their emissions. Congregations all over the U.S. and Canada are changing out light bulbs, installing programmable thermostats, putting light sensors in their restrooms, replacing old and drafty windows, and even installing solar panels and geothermal systems.
Making sure that our facilities are energy efficient not only contributes to the achievement of the Paris Agreement targets but is also an act of faithfulness. God has given us resources, both natural and financial, and energy efficiency enables us to conserve both wisely and respectfully. When we are using energy efficiently, precious natural resources are conserved, and financial resources can be redirected toward other ministries of the church.