Temple Emanuel in Tempe has become a “cool congregation”.  They are an active member in AZIPL, the state affiliate for Arizona of the national Interfaith Power & Light campaign. In November 2010, a core group of Emanuel members attended an AZIPL workshop about a new program, Cool Congregations, that teaches how to calculate carbon footprints and learn about practical ways to reduce energy usage. “It’s a really comprehensive way of getting congregants to look at their own carbon footprint and save money at the same time,” said Judy Stock, Emanuel’s vice president of social justice. Read the article linked below for more details about the experience at Temple Emanuel.

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Jewish News of Greater Phoenix April 22, 2011
By Leisah Woldoff