"Going Green" takes some green. Although conservation saves energy and money, it's not always easy (or inexpensive) to get started. Funding is available for sustainable energy and reduced consumption, product innovation and homeowner subsidies.
DSIRE USA The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy and Efficiency provides a comprehensive list of funding opportunities available in most states and many localities throughout the country.
Energy Star This joint program between the EPA and Department of Energy encourages use of efficient appliances, which conserve energy and reduce costs.
Funding Green Buildings Toolkit This website contains online resources, information about upcoming workshops, and a comprehensive greening manual available for purchase.
Kresge Foundation Green Building Initiative The Kresge Foundation gives grants to non-profits instituting sustainable design initiatives. Religious organizations that are operated by or within religious institutions and serve secular needs, have space formally dedicated to their programs, and have financial and governing autonomy from their parent religious organization are eligible.