Tag Archives: State College

Weatherization First: LEARN MORE

1527133_10153692416215105_1314606005_n On Sunday, Sept. 13 from 3 to 5 pm we will have a workshop for people who would like to volunteer with Weatherization First but have some questions about what is involved. Many people are willing to work on a project, but we especially need individuals to take the lead  and see a project through to completion.  Without this leadership, we are unable to help the people who have asked for our assistance.  Please respond to let Sylvia Neely know if you plan to be there.IMG_2078

Please send an invitation with this link to your networks and encourage your friends to come to this informal workshop where they will hear from people with experience in this work and be able to ask questions of them.   We will talk about the assessment process, materials, scheduling, and anything else that is of interest.  If there are particular topics you think should be included, please let me know.  Anybody with basic weatherization knowledge and a desire to help their neighbors is encouraged to attend.19615_10152613472040105_927689635_n

This workshop will be held at University Baptist and Brethren Church in State College, 411 S. Burrowes Street.  From Atherton St., turn onto Nittany in the direction of the football field.  The church is on the next corner (Burrowes and Nittany).  Stand facing the church on Burrowes Street.  Walk into the alley to the right and enter the door on the side of the building marked “Office.”  Go down the stairs to the Fireside Room — that is where the meeting will be.1913244_10106188579394174_2017794221_o

If you have suggestions for possible project leaders and you would like for the Weatherization First coordinator to talk to them personally, please send their contact information to Sylvia Neely right away.   1454687_10153525872015105_685902091_n1001285_10153525872050105_724593881_n


Climate Change Workshop: Get Involved

workshop header

A series of workshops is planned. Contact us  about setting one up in your area.

Come to a free workshop in State College on Sunday, February 8, from 2-4 p.m.

At this interactive event, you will meet other people of faith who are concerned about climate change. You will gain concrete tools to begin speaking to others in your community. And, you will learn about PA IPL’s work right here in the Centre region. We believe that climate change is a moral challenge, and that people of faith have a special responsibility to respond.

Your facilitators for this event are Cricket Hunter and Jon Brockopp. Cricket is the executive director of PA IPL, a mother of 2, and active member of Grace Lutheran. She holds a master’s degree in science education and is a former science teacher. Jon is associate professor of religious studies and history at Penn State. An educator with 25 years of experience, he is an expert on comparative religious ethics. Jon also directs an Initiative on Religion and Ethics for Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute.

Come on Sunday, February 8, 2-4 p.m. to Grace Lutheran Church (corner of Garner and Beaver Ave.) in State College. We’ll be in the Fireside Room, down the hall from the sanctuary. Registration is free and will help us to contact you in case we have to cancel due to icy roads.

open house!

Our office hosts (and partners on the energy efficiency fuel bank client classes) Interfaith Human Services are having an open house on Tuesday, June 24, from 4:30-6:00 PM.  Cricket will be there with her door open, too — drop in to say hi, see the place, have a cookie or two, and learn about opportunities to get involved as an individual or congregation

Skeletons Schmeletons. Are there exposed pipes in your basement?

If there are bare copper hot water pipes visible near your hot water heater, you can save 1454687_10153525872015105_685902091_nenergy and money.  A Weatherization First team from Grace Lutheran Church took these before and after photos over the weekend.  The fix will lower the utility bill for a low-income household AND reduce climate emissions.


Not much of a DIY person?  You can handle this without resorting to any colorful language.  I promise.  Click through to the directions, and you’ll know you can, too. Continue reading