Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light has a special relationship with Penn State, and our office at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center is the home for Penn State students of faith who want to put their moral convictions into action.

There is no fee to join the student group, but students are encouraged to become official members of PA IPL at a special low rate of $10.

This past year was a terrific one for our club. Click here for pictures from our positively green service day alternative to State Patty’s Day, which took students into people’s homes to help make them more energy efficient, we held a similar event in April. See the pictures on facebook, or check out the story in the local paper from the 2010 event.

We’re particularly proud of our 2011-12 club president, Barbara Donnini, who was recognized for her leadership by the Rock Ethics Institute—watch this short video to learn more.


A Brief History of PSU-IPL

In October, 2009, the Rock Ethics Institute of Penn State University sponsored a conference on “Stewardship or Sacrifice: Religion and the Ethics of Climate Change” made possible by a generous grant from the Tanker Family Foundation. The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham gave one of the keynote speeches, and at the end of that conference, about 40 attendees agreed to consider starting a PA chapter of IPL. An interim steering committee was elected at a first meeting on November 15, 2009.

In February, 2010, PSU-IPL became an official student group, with Arielle Hesse as President and Barbara Donnini as treasurer and student intern. Presentations were made to several student clubs and we opened our office in room 205 of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on June 1. In 2010-11 Michael Regula was president and Adam Boyer treasurer. Barbara Donnini was student intern, and Prof. Ken Davis served as faculty advisor. Barbara Donnini was president in 2011-12 with Adam Boyer as treasurer. Neill Johnson took over as advisor. Luiggi Medina has served as president since 2012-13.

Contact PA IPL to get on the list or to find out when our next meetings are.