Reducing carbon footprints one church at a time
Saving energy saves money—and helps reduce climate change. It’s that simple!
With their Toyota TogetherGreen Innovation Grant, the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center partnered with Arizona Interfaith Power & Light to launch Footprints of Faith, a program designed to work with churches in South Phoenix that lack energy-efficient features. The project provided each church with an energy audit and analysis to determine feasible energy-saving strategies, and helped fund measures the churches took to reduce energy use or shift their reliance to renewable sources. The partners also worked with individuals within each faith community to raise congregation members’ awareness about their own carbon footprints and strategies for reducing them.
At the end of the program, the churches and their congregations now continue to serve as models for energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction within South Phoenix and beyond.