Now Available: Video of the 2022 Bike/Hike Advocacy Action Day #2

Advocacy Town Hall Meeting

May 20, 2022

PA IPL 2022 Bike/Hike – Journey Towards a Cleaner Future
Advovacy Action Day #2
May 20, 2022

Now Available: Video of the 2022 Bike/Hike Advocacy Action Day #1

Advocacy Training Session

May 19, 2022

PA IPL 2022 Bike/Hike – Journey Towards a Cleaner Future
Advovacy Action Day #1
Training Session
May 19, 2022

Now Available: Video of May 18 Meeting in Partnership with JEA!

National Infrastructure Bank with PA IPL & JEA

This meeting, recorded Wednesday, May 18, 2022, is part of PA IPL’s ongoing partnership with Jewish Earth Alliance (JEA).

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National Infrastructure Bank with PA IPL & JEA

This joint session with JEA focuses on the work being done to introduce the infrastructure bank in Pennsylvania. Members of the National Infrastructure Bank Coalition present information about the work it has been doing in PA to gain support for HR 3339. This bill creates a National Infrastructure Bank to facilitate the long-term financing of infrastructure projects. One of the co-sponsors is Dwight Evans (D-PA 3).

There is broad and growing grassroots support for HR 3339 across the state as evidenced by the large number of private citizens, elected state and local officials, labor organizations, small business owners, and rail advocates, who are volunteering their time and effort to get HR 3339 the support it needs in from Congress. A National Infrastructure Bank would help fund and maintain green infrastructure necessary for sustainability.

As the Covid-19 pandemic, the breakdown of the domestic supply chain, and the rapid rise of inflation have converged to create a “perfect storm” of economic dislocation, it has created a unique opportunity to reverse decades of neglect of critical infrastructure, by rebuilding manufacturing and the American workforce.

PA IPL 2022 Bike/Hike Advocacy Days of Action

Day #1: Thursday, May 19

Meet with State Senator Tim Kearney:
Register here & join the PA IPL 2022 Bike/Hike Advocacy Action Day virtual lobbying meeting with State Senator Tim Kearney! We will begin with a virtual lobbying training session from 10-11am and then we will meet with State Senator Tim Kearney from 11-11:30am.

Meet with State Representative Donna Bullock:
Register here & join the PA IPL 2022 Bike/Hike Advocacy Action Day virtual lobbying meeting with State Representative Donna Bullock! We will have a virtual lobbying training session from 12:30-1pm and then we will meet with State Representative Donna Bullock from 1-1:30pm.

Political Advocacy Letter Writing:
Register here & join the PA IPL 2022 Bike/Hike Advocacy Action Day session for political advocacy letter writing! This meeting will run from 5-6:00pm and will focus on personal stories sharing about why climate justice matters to you. We will be writing letters to Cartwright and Biden with topics such as clean energy and transitioning out of fossil fuel infrastructure in the state​.

Day #2: Friday, May 20

Sustainable Health & Development:
Register here & join the PA IPL 2022 Bike/Hike Advocacy Action Day session on sustainable health and development with Senator Saval! Senator Saval and other leaders will join us from 12-1:00pm to discuss Sustainable Health and Development throughout PA​.

Now Available: Video of the City of Pittsburgh Benchmarking Program

City of Pittsburgh Benchmarking Program

The City of Pittsburgh’s energy & water reduction goals align with PA IPL’s Mission of promoting energy, water, and waste conservation to move towards a cleaner and more equitable economy. PA IPL brought together organizational members and friends to a meeting introducing faith-based organizations to energy & water benchmarking, and to the City of Pittsburgh Benchmarking Ordinance itself, in the hope that more of us will benchmark to track and reduce utilities usage as well as to reach a high level of benchmarking ordinance compliance.

Any individual or organization can use Energy Star/Portfolio Manager to benchmark and track energy & water use to keep yourself or your facility moving toward a cleaner tomorrow.

PA IPL staff and board members are joined by the City’s Energy Advisor, Flore Marion, and Intern, Jessie Biltz, in a presentation and Q&A session.

Sign up here if you would like to join the Pittsburgh & SW PA IPL Chapter!

Now Available: Video of Philly IPL Chapter’s May 10th Program!

Grant Funding for PA IPL’s Work in Philadelphia and Beyond

Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light is the recipient this year of several grants to support the work it does across Pennsylvania, including projects that will have a beneficial impact in the Philadelphia region. At the PA IPL Philadelphia chapter meeting, Tuesday evening May 10, we hear about this year’s grant-funded work, what will be happening as part of this work in Philadelphia, the impact we can look forward to, and potential opportunities for individuals and congregations in this area to be involved. David Heayn-Menendez, PA IPL’s Executive Director, and Kathy Hrabovsky, PA IPL’s Development Associate and DEP Grant Project Manager, join us to discuss these opportunities for PA IPL to expand the work it does.

Sign up here if you would like to join the Philadelphia chapter of PA IPL!