PA IPL-Solar Options for Houses of Worship

Join us at this July’s Main Line Interfaith Group — a PA IPL chapter to hear about solar options for faith institutions. One way to beat the heat of the sun is to put it to work on our behalf.

Our meeting will begin at 7 p.m., Monday, July 27. We will spend the first 30 minutes catching up on all that is going on in our different faith institutions. At 7:30, we will hear about: Solar options for Houses of Worship from Joy Baxter. 

Many houses of worship are called by their faith to implement climate change solutions such as rooftop solar.  However, nonprofits are excluded from government incentives for solar installations that are provided through tax incentives.  Several options of how to finance a solar installation for houses of worship will be discussed including an in-depth discussion of the private LLC model, which provides the maximum financial benefit to the congregation. The LLC can be made up of several environmentally conscious small investors from your community who get a modest return of their investment or a large environmentally conscious investor.

Presenter Joy Baxter is an active member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ardmore where she is the chair of their Green Team. St. Paul’s Green Team is currently pursuing an LLC option for a solar installation at St. Pauls. Joy and her husband installed solar panels on their home 8 years ago and are involved in various solar activities. Joy’s background is in chemical engineering research and she also enjoys playing violin with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra.

We will conclude our time together by exploring future programming ideas. We look forward to seeing you on Monday night.

Please contact Courtenay Willcox for more information.

State College-Love Your Planet Film Series-Walking the Camino

Location: Foxdale Village Auditorium, 500 E Marylyn Ave, State College, PA
Time: 7:00 p.m.

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Our friends and partners, Foxdale Village Green Committee and a member of PA IPL, the UUFCC Green Sancturary Committee, are showing a series of Love Your Planet films in Fall 2019 in the Foxdale Village Auditorium.  There will be 4 showings/films which include Albatross, Milking the RhinoThe Pollinators, and Walking the Camino (closed captioned when available).
CATA “P” bus will have hourly stops at Foxdale.

Walking the Camino is a film that examines the spiritual side of travel and what it can do to change people’s perspectives on themselves and the world, even if they’re not religious.  The film tells the story of six people’s journeys on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

 

 

 

Check out the trailer here:

The film is co-sponsored by the PSU Institute for Sustainability.

Webinar-Tree Planning and Planting

Grab a friend or collaborator from your congregation and join us again on Thursday, November 14th from 7:00-8:15 PM for a free webinar that will help you learn about siting and planting native trees on your land.

Trees reduce mowing, act as windbreaks, provide shade and habitat, and a sense of time we simply don’t get from calendars or watches — and they are amazing carbon capture machines.  Brenda Sieglitz and BJ Small will join us from 10 Million Trees to share their wisdom, and let you in on some opportunities to apply for trees.  People and congregations in Lancaster, York, Adams, Franklin, and Cumberland counties, and areas in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed may have some additional opportunities.

Registration is free but required.

 

State College-Love Your Planet Film Series-The Pollinators

Location: Foxdale Village Auditorium, 500 E Marylyn Ave, State College, PA
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Download a flyer here to post and share!

Our friends and partners, Foxdale Village Green Committee and a member of PA IPL, the UUFCC Green Sancturary Committee, are showing a series of Love Your Planet films in Fall 2019 in the Foxdale Village Auditorium.  There will be 4 showings/films which include Albatross, Milking the RhinoThe Pollinators, and Walking the Camino (closed captioned when available).
CATA “P” bus will have hourly stops at Foxdale.

The Pollinators is a film about Pennsylvania bee keepers who take their bees on the road to wherever there are crops to pollinate and details their story as well as how the bees survive contact with sprayed trees.

Check out the trailer here:

The film is co-sponsored by the PSU Institute for Sustainability.

State College-Love Your Planet Film Series-Milking the Rhino

Location: Foxdale Village Auditorium, 500 E Marylyn Ave, State College, PA
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Download a flyer here to post and share!

Our friends and partners, Foxdale Village Green Committee and a member of PA IPL, the UUFCC Green Sancturary Committee, are showing a series of Love Your Planet films in Fall 2019 in the Foxdale Village Auditorium.  There will be 4 showings/films which include Albatross, Milking the RhinoThe Pollinators, and Walking the Camino (closed captioned when available).
CATA “P” bus will have hourly stops at Foxdale.

Milking the Rhino is a 2009 documentary film that examines the relationship between the indigenous African wildlife, the villagers who live among the wildlife, and conservationists who look to keep tourism dollars coming in. As lands are being turned into protected game reserves, these ancient tribes have turned to animal tourism as a means of survival.

Check out the trailer here:

The film is co-sponsored by the PSU Institute for Sustainability.

State College-Love Your Planet Film Series-Albatross

Location: Foxdale Village Auditorium, 500 E Marylyn Ave, State College, PA
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Download a flyer here to post and share!

Our friends and partners, Foxdale Village Green Committee and a member of PA IPL, the UUFCC Green Sancturary Committee, are showing a series of Love Your Planet films in Fall 2019 in the Foxdale Village Auditorium.  There will be 4 showings/films which include Albatross, Milking the RhinoThe Pollinators, and Walking the Camino (closed captioned when available).
CATA “P” bus will have hourly stops at Foxdale.

Albatross, a film by artist Chris Jordan, is a powerful movie showing the heart-wrenching reality of the effects of ocean plastic and is filmed on Midway Atoll, a US national environmental refuge site more than 2,000 miles away from the nearest continent.

Check out this trailer:

The film is co-sponsored by the PSU Institute for Sustainability.