Building Climate Resilience in Our Own Communities with PA IPL & JEA

Join us Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00pm for a meeting as part of PA IPL‘s ongoing partnership with Jewish Earth Alliance (JEA).
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Our inspirational spiritual remarks will be given by Donna Kochirka.
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Next we will have brief presentations on models to illustrate how our communities and land can become more climate resilient:
·  Urban and rural tree planting efforts by the PA IPL by Mark Smith and Greg Williams
·  A new nonprofit organization that focuses on local sourcing of materials and building local self-reliance by Judy Wicks
·  An initiative in Pittsburgh to install solar panels on front line homes through the Open Ministries.
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Then we will have Q & A and participants can share what they are doing as individuals or congregations to make our communities more climate resilient.
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This will be a fascinating and uplifting program and should inspire Green Teams within congregations and communities to include new projects.
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Register here for this event.

No More Tax Breaks for Fossil Fuels with PA IPL & JEA

Part of PA IPL’s Ongoing Partnership with Jewish Earth Alliance

Jewish Earth Alliance and PA Interfaith Power & Light are co-sponsoring this informational and motivational meeting on Sunday, September 19 at 7:00pm.

TOPIC: No More Tax Breaks for Fossil Fuels

SPEAKER: Rob Altenburg, Senior Director for Energy & Climate for PennFuture

We will be discussing the report Rob and PennFuture wrote about subsidies for fossil fuels. Register here for this event.

Recognizing that the time is now to pass far reaching climate actions by the federal government, the Jewish Earth Alliance and Pennsylvania IPL formed a coalition to advocate for climate actions with our federal elected officials. Each month we hold an informational session where we discuss a specific topic relating to environmental sustainability/environmental justice and then help people to write letters to their senators and representative on this topic. The Jewish Earth Alliance provides the topic, background information, and template letter to customize.

REGISTER HERE for Sunday, September 19th.

Renewable Energy & The National Environmental Energy Standard with JEA

Part of PA IPL’s Ongoing Partnership with Jewish Earth Alliance

Speakers: Odette Mucha, Mid-Atlantic Regulatory Director and Federal Liaison Vote Solarand
An inspirational spiritual speaker.

Jewish Earth Alliance and PA Interfaith Power & Light are co-sponsoring this informational and motivational meeting on Wednesday, September 1 at 7:30pm.

The US still gets 60% of its electricity from fossil fuels. Electrical generation is a major source of carbon emissions, second only to transportation. To avert the worst effects of climate change we need to use 100% clean renewable energy such as from solar or wind. A federal Clean Energy Standards (CES) would mandate progress toward the use of renewables for the entire country, which would be a tremendous step toward eliminating the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change.

Democrats are aiming to pass a budget under the rules of reconciliation, offering another opportunity to remediate the climate crisis. Their proposed $3.5 trillion budget includes CES, and other climate solutions such as electric car incentives and energy efficient buildings. Members of Congress need to hear our call for comprehensive CES that accelerates the transition to renewable energy, with justice for communities harmed by fossil fuel.

REGISTER HERE for Wednesday, September 1st.