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STATE COLLEGE: Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy workshop

Join PA IPL for our 5th Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy workshop on April 1 (no joke!), for the first time in State College, PA.

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State College INTERFAITH MORAL CLIMATE ADVOCACY WORKSHOPSee what past participants thought.

Join us to develop clear messages to bring directly to policymakers to support ambitious, legally-binding targets for carbon dioxide and methane emissions, energy efficiency and a just transition to renewable power.
           
Workshop Leaders include:

  • Justin Wright, Mediator and Negotiation trainer, Active Neutrals
  • Rob Altenburg, Director of the PennFuture Energy Center
  • Dr. Richard Alley, Department of Geosciences and Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at the Pennsylvania State University (lists of his stunning science credentials don’t include that he is the winner of Penn State’s highest teaching award — though you will see right away that teaching is clearly a talent in person)
  • Cricket Hunter, Director of Program and Outreach, PA IPL

People of faith possess the moral authority to be important and credible voices,  awakening awareness and responsibility for bold climate action among elected leaders and non-elected policy makers.

We seek to prepare people of faith who are willing to pro-actively initiate meetings with policymakers, electoral candidates and other religious leaders to lift up the moral dimensions of this crisis and support effective and rapid transition plans for a just, clean energy future in Pennsylvania and the nation.

SNACKS and a LIGHT LUNCH will be provided.  

Please bring a mug or water bottle for your drinks.
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REGISTER NOW

See what past participants thought.
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Use “Invite” on the Facebook Event page to spread the word!

Made possible in part through a generous grant from the Patricia Kind Family Foundation.

Registration is open: Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy Workshop – State College

This workshop is over, but watch for announcements about one in Bryn Mawr on Saturday, October 14, 2017 (beginning in the morning)  and Pittsburgh on Sunday, October 15, 2017(beginning after noon) . 

PA IPL will hold our 5th Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy workshop from 9:00-4:30 on April 1 (no joke!), for the first time in State College, PA. REGISTER NOW

State College INTERFAITH MORAL CLIMATE ADVOCACY WORKSHOP

Join us to develop clear messages to bring directly to policymakers to support ambitious, legally-binding targets for carbon dioxide and methane emissions, energy efficiency and a just transition to renewable power.


Hosted by the Sustainability Circle at PA IPL member congregation
State College Presbyterian Church
132 W. Beaver Ave.
State College, Pennsylvania 16801
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Workshop Leaders include:

  • Justin Wright, Mediator and Negotiation trainer, Active Neutrals
  • Rob Altenburg, Director of the PennFuture Energy Center
  • Dr. Richard Alley, Department of Geosciences and Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at the Pennsylvania State University (lists of his stunning science credentials don’t include that he is the winner of Penn State’s highest teaching award — though you will see right away that teaching is clearly a talent in person)
  • Cricket Hunter, Director of Program and Outreach, PA IPL

People of faith possess the moral authority to be important and credible voices,  awakening awareness and responsibility for bold climate action among elected leaders and non-elected policy makers.

We seek to prepare people of faith who are willing to pro-actively initiate meetings with policymakers, electoral candidates and other religious leaders to build relationships and lift up the moral dimensions of this crisis as well as to support effective and rapid transition plans for a just, clean energy future in Pennsylvania and the nation.

SNACKS and a LIGHT LUNCH will be provided.  

Please bring a mug or water bottle for your drinks.
DISCOUNTS for people signing up as a small group from the same faith community or ministeriumScreen Shot 2016-01-08 at 4.22.09 PM

REGISTER NOW

See what past participants thought.
Download a flier to share
Use “Invite” on the Facebook Event page to spread the word!

Made possible in part through a generous grant from the Patricia Kind Family Foundation.

READING AREA: partner event: PA solar assistance – Solar Financing for non-profits and businesses

We are sharing this event from RER Energy Group because they have past experience with congregations and other non-profits in PA and in nearby states.

While the description pasted below does not specifically include non-profits, we have confirmation from our friends at Sunvestment (part of RER) that NON-PROFITS and MUNICIPALITIES *are* included.

PA Restarts Support for Solar Projects

PA Commonwealth Finance Authority (CFA) Announces $30 Million in Low Cost Loans for Solar

f you are concerned about any of the following:

  1. Controlling the cost of energy today 
  2. Higher electric costs as natural gas exports expand
  3. Finding ways to decrease your company’s tax liability

…You should attend our January 19th seminar.  You will learn how the new PA CFA Solar Financing Program can lead to positive cash flow for your business in the first year AND effective electricity costs of less than $0.04 per kWh for the next 30 years.

This Financial Seminar is designed to show your CFO/Controller how to tap into:

  • Federal Tax Credit: which currently represents 30% of project costs,
  • Accelerated Depreciation: 5 years (50% in the first two years),
  • CFA and other Financing Options, including PPA’s (Purchase Power Agreements)

2017 will be a great year to pursue solar, as prices have fallen by nearly 70% over the past five years, and this CFA loan makes it that much more attractive for your bottom line.

NOTE:  Only $30MM of PA CFA low interest rate loans are available, and the first applications will be considered as of January 22nd.  We anticipate the demand for this financing will be high, and the allocation of funds will run out swiftly.  A CFA Program Representative will be available for questions.

Bring your electric bill !  So we can provide advice and projections.     Register Now!

If you have any questions please contact us.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

contact:
Loretta Ottinger
RER Energy Group
lottinger@rerenergygroup.com
610-914-5947

Climate Disruption is a Moral Issue: Interfaith Climate Advocacy Training (NEWTOWN)

Interfaith Moral Advocacy flier NEWTOWNThere will be an Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy workshop hosted by Pennswood Village, Newtown, PA.

REGISTER NOW

See what past participants thought.
Download a flier to share.
Use “Invite” on the Facebook Event page to spread the word!

Join us to develop clear messages to bring directly to policymakers to support ambitious,
legally-binding targets for carbon dioxide and methane emissions, energy efficiency
and a just transition to renewable power.
           
Workshop Leaders include:

Hosted in the Community Center at Pennswood Village, Newtown, PA 18940
People of faith possess the moral authority to be important and credible voices,  awakening awareness and responsibility for bold climate action among elected leaders and non-elected policy makers.

We seek to prepare people of faith who are willing to pro-actively initiate meetings with policymakers, electoral candidates and other religious leaders to lift up the moral dimensions of this crisis and support effective and rapid transition plans for a just, clean energy future in Pennsylvania and the nation.

Click through to REGISTER.

SNACKS and a SOUP SUPPER are provided. 
Please bring a mug or water bottle for your drinks.
DISCOUNTS for people signing up as a small group from the same faith community or ministerium

See what past participants thought.
Download a flier to share .
Use “Invite” on the Facebook Event page to spread the word!

Co-sponsored by:

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Coming Together and Facing the Mess We’re In

Facilitated by Marcia Berry & Sarah Preston

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-1-25-50-pmHARRISBURG Dec. 1 flier

At this extraordinary moment after this extreme and toxic political season, we may find ourselves needing support, needing a venue to express our emotions, needing to gain perspective and make sense of things, and needing to come together in community to build resilience.

Rooted in the work of Joanna Macy, Buddhist scholar, and activist, this workshop offers:

  • restorative practices to help us to reconnect to the web of life and each other
  • rituals for expressing our truth and reclaiming our power
  • insights we can draw strength from
  • an empowering framework to help us move out of overwhelm and despair
  • an opportunity to build community and solidarity with others

It can be tempting to want to turn away, or numb ourselves in this challenging time. However, the ability to face our pain and grief for world conditions is a gateway for transformation.

Our pain for the world springs from our profound caring for the world, from our connection with all beings. And it is actually from our pain that our power to act on behalf of the world arises.

Join us. . . a time to come together, acknowledge and express what we’re feeling, and take steps toward clarifying how each of us might move forward into thoughtful, meaningful action.

We are not meant to do this alone.

  • Express the truth of what you see happening in our world.
  • Connect with kindred spirits.
  • Reawaken your stamina and buoyancy.
  • Reaffirm your intention to live and act for the sake of all beings.

FREE WILL OFFERING APPRECIATED
Call Marcia for more information: 717-776-4444

Thursday, December 1, 2016  6:30-8:30 pm in HARRISBURG
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Workshop also offered Sunday, December 4, 2016 1:00 to 4:00 in LANCASTER
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GREEN FRIDAY #OptOutside: Habitat Restoration Work Party in WILLIAMSBURG-HUNTINGDON

11.2016 Habitat Restoration WILLIAMSBURGCome to this work party to participate, AND to explore the idea of regular habitat restoration or a habitat care project in your congregation or in your neighborhood.  Greg Williams will help!

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MEET: in the parking lot on East First St. at the Lower Trail sign 1.5 blocks from High St.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear a plus. Bring a water bottle. We can provide some gloves and clippers, but please label and bring your own if you have them.

THE PROJECT: Remove invasive plants (privet, oriental bittersweet, multiflora rose) that arecrowding out native shrubs and trees along the Central PA Rail Trail that runs along the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River.

 RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email.

LEADERSHIP: The project is led by Greg Williams, a PA IPL board member with decades of environmental education and habitat care experience. Greg loves to help congregations and communities jumpstart longer term habitat care projects. Habitat care commitments can be a great way for groups to take action, build community, stay grounded in the natural world, see immediate results, and HAVE FUN doing it.

Lots of climate work can be pretty conceptual and long-developing. This project, by contrast, involves physical work that actually improves biodiversity and resilience in the face of climate change.

This workparty is a collaborative effort between Central PA Rails-to-Trails, Stone Church of the Brethren in Huntingdon, and PA Interfaith Power & Light. Employees of the Bedford distribution center of REI have been warmly invited as part of REI’s Black Friday #OptOutside initiative. Learn more here at paipl.org  and download this Creation Care program slip to share with others.