Join people and congregations across the nation who have taken the pledge. Add your pledge to reduce your carbon usage here.
UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon has called on government and civil society leaders to bring bold initiatives and proposals to drastically lower climate emissions, saying, “I challenge you to bring to the Summit bold pledges. Innovate, scale up, cooperate, and deliver concrete action that will close the emissions gap and put us on track for an ambitious legal agreement.”
Interfaith Power & Light did just that when Rev. Sally Bingham hand-delivered a LONG list of congregations and individuals (to UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon and the US State Department in Paris), who are willing to commit to the same carbon reductions we are asking nations to make. As people of faith, Interfaith Power & Light communities from across the United States brought to the table examples of what is possible by taking the Paris Pledge.
Some people have asked… “But why now? We have already gone to Paris and presented the scroll.”
Presenting the scroll was just the beginning. Faith communities across the nation have stepped up to say they think stopping global warming is important and they are doing something about it. But it did not end in Paris. It started there. Now we must work together to all find ways to cut our carbon emissions. If you are already doing it, plan on doing it, or need help doing it… You can get help and show the nation you are doing your part to reduce global warming. Sign up now at ParisPledge.org to get your reductions counted.
Signers will strive for a 50% carbon emission reduction by 2030 and will set a goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. Interfaith Power & Light would like to see global nations commit to these levels. Therefore as a community, we must practice what we preach. It’s a moral imperative to respond to global warming, and we need to work together in the upcoming years to make bigger change happen. We know it’s possible, because so many congregations have already reached the 2030 Paris Pledge carbon reduction goals, and some are even completely carbon neutral. Visit our coolcongregations.org website to learn how they did it. We can continue to make the commitment in our communities to show by example we can work together to combat global climate change.