Now Available: Video of August’s PA IPL Statewide Summer Film Series

Discussion with Kirsi Jansa about “The Sustainability Pioneers”

PA IPL Statewide Summer Film Series – August 2022 – Discussion with Kirsi Jansa about “The Sustainability Pioneers”

PA IPL is offering our summer film series for the second year in a row! This August we viewed The Sustainability Pioneers, a series of short documentaries focusing on the achievable transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy & sustainable living. Artist & visual storyteller, Kirsi Jansa, offers her films free of charge on her website. Kirsi joined us for a discussion of her films on Monday, August 29th from 7:00-8:30pm.


Kirsi believes in “Pausing. Bearing Witness. Connecting for Good.” From her website:

Kirsi Jansa has been practicing compassion-based awareness and openness with Tara Rokpa Therapy for almost 20 years. She is a certified Healing Relaxation course leader and offers relaxation courses and workshops. She is inspired by the work of Joanna Macy and has studied facilitation with Work That Reconnects network and Active Hope non-profit.

Kirsi is a visual storyteller by craft and passion. A native Finn, Kirsi worked for the Finnish Broadcasting Company as a tv-reporter focusing on environment and health from the early 1990’s until moving to the US and Pennsylvania in 2008. In Pittsburgh, she started exploring energy, environmental health, and climate solutions in her short documentary series Gas Rush Stories and Sustainability Pioneers. In 2016, Kirsi and her climateering colleagues co-founded Creatives for Climate collective with an intention to spark social change by sparking community dialogue around climate emergency.


There is no fee for this program, but a suggested $5 donation will help us keep doing this work.

PA IPL 2022 Summer Film Series – August – Discussion with Kirsi Jansa about “The Sustainability Pioneers”

PA IPL is offering our summer film series for the second year in a row! Please join us this August in viewing The Sustainability Pioneers, a series of short documentaries focusing on the achievable transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy & sustainable living. Artist & visual storyteller, Kirsi Jansa, offers her films free of charge on her website. Kirsi will join us for a discussion of her films on Monday, August 29th from 7:00-8:30pm.

Register Here!


Kirsi believes in “Pausing. Bearing Witness. Connecting for Good.” From her website:

Kirsi Jansa has been practicing compassion-based awareness and openness with Tara Rokpa Therapy for almost 20 years. She is a certified Healing Relaxation course leader and offers relaxation courses and workshops. She is inspired by the work of Joanna Macy and has studied facilitation with Work That Reconnects network and Active Hope non-profit.

Kirsi is a visual storyteller by craft and passion. A native Finn, Kirsi worked for the Finnish Broadcasting Company as a tv-reporter focusing on environment and health from the early 1990’s until moving to the US and Pennsylvania in 2008. In Pittsburgh, she started exploring energy, environmental health, and climate solutions in her short documentary series Gas Rush Stories and Sustainability Pioneers. In 2016, Kirsi and her climateering colleagues co-founded Creatives for Climate collective with an intention to spark social change by sparking community dialogue around climate emergency.


Register here and receive an email providing the Zoom link for the meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you on Monday, August 29th at 7:00pm via Zoom!


There is no fee for this program, but a suggested $5 donation will help us keep doing this work.

Now Available: Video of June’s PA IPL Statewide Summer Film Series

Discussion with Jonathan Sprout about his NetZero Lifestyle, Music, & Short Films

PA IPL Statewide Summer Film Series – June 2022 – Discussion with Jonathan Sprout about his NetZero Lifestyle, Music, & Short Films

PA IPL is offering our summer film series for the second year in a row! This June we viewed a series of films by Jonathan Sprout, founder of Force for Good. Jonathan joined us for a discussion of his NetZero Lifestyle, music, and short films on Monday, June 20th from 7:00-8:30pm.


Jonathan founded Force for Good in 2016. Jonathan states:
Our primary objective through our music and films is to unify, empower, and inspire people to become activists. We are optimists who promote peace, equality, and compassion for all. We hope that you will join us. Be the force that uplifts the doers of good.

To fulfill his mission, Jonathan provides his films, free of charge, on the Force for Good website. All films run between 5-10 minutes, so PA IPL encourages you to watch all of the Force for Good films. They are informative and inspirational. They will remind you of what we work so hard to protect. However, if your time is limited, we suggest: Oceans, Wind Energy, Plastic, Reverence, Wilderness, Natural, Homeless, Ice, Organic, Harmony, Grace, Community, Hope, Solar, and Happiness.


There is no fee for this program, but a suggested $5 donation will help us keep doing this work.

PA IPL 2022 Summer Film Series – June – Discussion with Jonathan Sprout about his NetZero Lifestyle

PA IPL is offering our summer film series for the second year in a row! Please join us this June in viewing a series of films by Jonathan Sprout, founder of Force for Good. Jonathan will join us for a discussion of his NetZero Lifestyle, his films, and his music on Monday, June 20th from 7:00-8:30pm.

Register here!


Jonathan founded Force for Good in 2016. Jonathan states:
Our primary objective through our music and films is to unify, empower, and inspire people to become activists. We are optimists who promote peace, equality, and compassion for all. We hope that you will join us. Be the force that uplifts the doers of good. 

To fulfill his mission, Jonathan provides his films, free of charge, on the Force for Good website. All films run between 5-10 minutes, so PA IPL encourages you to watch all of the Force for Good films. They are informative and inspirational. They will remind you of what we work so hard to protect. However, if your time is limited, we suggest: Oceans, Wind Energy, Plastic, Reverence, Wilderness, Natural, Homeless, Ice, Organic, Harmony, Grace, Community, Hope, Solar, and Happiness.


Register here and receive an email providing the Zoom link for the meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you on Monday, June 20th at 7:00pm via Zoom!


There is no fee for this program, but a suggested $5 donation will help us keep doing this work.

FREE stuff! Paris to Pittsburgh screening kits

Get it because it’s worth getting — the FREE part makes it easy!

Between now and mid-August, congregations, community groups, and even individuals can register to get a free screening kit for Paris to Pittsburgh, National Geographic’s realistic, hopeful film about climate action and solutions. Running time 79 minutes, in segments. The screening kit includes the original film materials, plus some additional supports from Interfaith Power & Light.

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STATE COLLEGE — Earth Hour Party

Facebook event page — use the SHARE menu to invite friends!
2-sided poster to share (prints well in color or grayscale)
1/4 page fliers to share (prints well in color or grayscale.

The annual Earth Hour party fundraiser for PA Interfaith Power & Light includes a silent auction, tasty snacks & excellent and varied live music: Los Tikis, Wiggus and Friends, and Tranceformation.

As part of the world wide Earth Hour celebrations, we will go lights out and all-acoustic from 8:30-9:30.

We’ll be screening a new, solutions- and action-focused filmParis to Pittsburgh— from National Geographic at 6:15, right before the party. Come for both!