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.

Main Line IPL Monthly Chapter Meeting – June 2021

The Main Line chapter of PA IPL meets each month on fourth Monday evenings, 7:00-8:45pm via Zoom.  We email a link to people on the Tuesday prior — often with a bit of special program description.  We hope you will join us!

To make sure you get the links, reach out to conveners Courtenay Willcox and Chuck Marshall by emailing them at mainline@paipl.org — and be sure to add mainline@paipl.org to your contacts!

This month, we will share ideas, activities, and programs from 7:00-7:30pm. From 7:30-8:45pm, the following program will take place:

Radnor’s Ready for 100:
100% Clean Electricity by 2035 and

100% Clean Heating & Transportation by 2050

For our June 28th program, we will hear from Dan Burnham from Central Baptist Church in Wayne. He joined the Radnor Township Ready for 100 Green Team at the invitation of Sara Pilling two years ago. Sara met him at Central Baptist when he gave a Sunday school presentation on plastics and recycling, and later on global warming and the carbon cycle.

On Radnor’s Green Team, Dan helped prepare the Request for Proposal for the township to hire an energy consulting firm. The hired firm, Practical Energy Solutions of West Chester, prepared a Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan for the township that was issued in Feb 2021. The plan is directed toward the Rf100 goals of 100% clean electricity by 2035 and 100% clean heating and transportation by 2050.

Dan’s presentation will summarize key points in the Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan, particularly what can be done by residential, business, institutional, and municipal sectors to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Key tactics will be building public commitment, promoting adoption of solar energy in particular and more electrical energy in general, and advocating for favorable state and municipal policies and laws.

There will be a time for questions after Dan’s program.