Maine Interfaith Power & Light

Cool Congregations Maine is MeEIPL's membership program for faith communities who believe that earth stewardship should be an important part of their mission and want to be a part of the growing Interfaith Power & Light movement, which now stretches across 40 states. Your support enables us to reach out to faith groups all across Maine.  Thank you!

To become a Cool Congregations Maine member, download and print the simple membership form, fill it out, enclose your check and mail it to the address on the form. 

Cool Congregations Maine offers tiered program benefits for both faith groups and individuals (see below).

Cool Congregations Memberships

All members receive:

  • our periodic on-line newsletter

  • access to our web information on efficiency work, sustainability issues and opportunities, worship resources and energy efficiency opportunities

  • access to our lending library of books and DVD’s

  • an invitation to our annual gathering for members

Congregational memberships : (includes individual membership for the congregational leader)

Please consider joining as a sustaining congregation!

  • Cool Congregations Maine Sustaining Congregation Membership: $500 or more

    • This category is for those faith groups who believe in our mission and want to support it generously whether or not they require our services, which can include any of those described above.

  • Cool Congregations Maine Basic Membership : $25 / year

    • newsletters, website information, invitation to annual gathering, recognition of your sustainability efforts

  • Cool Congregations Maine Membership with Presentation : $50

    • above plus your congregation receives (or may attend) a custom tailored presentation by MEIPL board / staff on earth stewardship, climate change, or energy efficiency

  • Cool Congregations Maine Membership with Presentation plus Storm Window Inserts Mission Kit: $100

    • Basic Plus membership including custom WindowDressers CD on everything you need to know to start a storm window mission outreach project (includes slide show on building inserts, practical advice on materials suppliers, the finer points of window measurement using a laser tool, community outreach and volunteer coordination, along with free phone consultation when you tackle a project)

  • Cool Congregations Maine Membership with Presentation, Storm Window Inserts Mission Kit, plus Faith Building Energy Assessment: $300

    • Includes a walk-through assessment of your place of worship by a BPI certified inspector provided by MEIPL

  • Note: Small congregations which are yoked (combined in governance or leadership) may join as one.


Individual memberships:

  • Supporter: $25

    • newsletters, web information, invitation to MEIPL’s annual gathering – your basic contribution supports our ongoing outreach and advocacy.  Thank you!

  • Clergy: (membership is free and included when your congregation joins)

  • Clergy Advisory Council Member: $100

    •  As a clergy member of the MEIPL Advisory Council, your input will be sought at least once a year in person, at a group meeting or on a conference call.

    •  Members will be invited to a simple retreat for reflection about their work once a year.

    •  Advisory Council members may voluntarily become involved with assembling / creating sustainability resources for faith groups and with advocacy efforts including sign-on letters, op-eds and letters to the editor.


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