Climate & Energy
Households account for around 20% of total energy consumption in the U.S. With ENERGY STAR, you can save up to 30% or about $600 per year. (Source: USEPA)
Our energy choices directly affect the health of the air and climate. The byproduct of energy derived from burning fossil-fuel is carbon dioxide (CO2), a powerful greenhouse gas. As individuals and as a society, we must choose to reduce carbon emissions.
The most important steps are to use energy more efficiently, replace fossil fuels with clean energy sources such as sun and wind, and protect forests. By taking these steps we will not only stem global warming – We will also provide secure energy supplies and generate new jobs and prosperity in clean technologies. These are actions we can take in our homes, churches, and workplaces.
On May 21, 2009, the EPA came to Seattle to receive public comment on their findings that greenhouses gases pose a threat to human health. Three religious leaders testified at the EPA hearing in the morning and at noon 30 religious leaders showed their support for action on climate change in front of a crowd of 2,000 people - including many Earth Ministry/WAIPL members! Click above for photos, testimony, and media clips!