IPL National Faithful Voter Registration Training

Make Sure Your Community is Ready to Vote!

Register here: http://ow.ly/kQYn50JVk9z

Voting is how we create a society based on our shared values. This election is about the values shaping our future. As people of faith and conscience, our values call us to care for our neighbors and this Sacred Earth. We can join together to vote our values and make a difference.

Make sure your faith community is ready to vote. Join other faithful volunteers from around the country for training with our partners at When We All Vote on how to register voters and help voters make sure their registration is up to date. We’ll provide strategies, resources, and guidance for ways to help register voters virtually and make a meaningful impact.

#VoteReady; #FaithClimateJusticeVoter

IPL Summer Solstice Webinar 2022

Join us for our Summer Solstice Webinar on June 21 to hear how the latest national Solar Certified Cool Congregations reduced their carbon footprint, and get inspired to cut the carbon at your house of worship.

What better way to celebrate the summer solstice than to be inspired by congregations that are using the energy of the sun to do their part in healing our Sacred Earth.

The webinar will be on June 21 at 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern. 

Mark your calendars, and register here.

A full range of congregations will present their experiences:

Taftsville Chapel Mennonite Fellowship, a tiny church with only 55 members, has reduced the emissions from their worship facility by 40%, saving 15 tons of carbon emissions and nearly $2,000 per year in energy costs.

We’ll also hear from a medium sized congregation with audacious net zero emissions plans, and a huge congregation that paid $0 down and is certified at the 20% carbon reduction level.

Learn how they got started, overcame challenges, and successfully cut their energy use through energy efficiency upgrades and solar installations.

I’ll also give an overview on various methods congregations use to finance solar based on IPL’s free Solar Financing Guide that I authored, based on my decades-long experience with renewable energy.

Register here for the Summer Solstice Webinar.

Invite your congregation’s building committee, governing board, or green team to join the webinar to get inspired to take action to heal the climate at your house of worship.

These national Certified Cool Congregations are building the movement of people of faith and conscience showing the world that we can take concrete and achievable steps to safeguard the climate for future generations.

Thank you for all you do to care for our common home.

Faith Climate Action Week: Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections Between our Faith, our Food, and the Climate-April 16-25, 2021

Join Interfaith Power & Light’s annual premier week of worship and action focused on climate – Faith Climate Action Week, April 16-25, 2021.

The theme of this year’s Faith Climate Action Week is “Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections Between our Faith, our Food, and the Climate. We will examine how our food systems contribute to injustice and to climate change, and how our faiths call us to respond through practical solutions.

Faith Climate Action Week is IPL’s annual program of climate-themed worship services and sermons that spans ten days of activities in celebration of Earth Month. This is IPL’s premier event to create a mass movement of people of faith preaching, teaching, and acting to heal the climate.

Sign up here to be the first to get the limited supply of pre-printed organizer’s kits.

The kit will include a Sacred Ground guide with information on the way in which we grow our food can be part of the climate solution, and also address injustice. In the kit there are faith-based discussion materials, suggested short films, a Garden Blessing ceremony, and suggestions and resources for how to get engaged in supporting food justice and healthy soil.

Faith Climate Action Week 2021 offerings include resources for sermons, talks, worship services, a film screening kit for the featured film, Kiss the Ground, and more.

Click here to reserve a copy of your 2021 Faith Climate Action Week kit today.  

How we grow our food largely determines how we treat the world, and one another. IPL invites you to dig in to this discussion on these connections for your Earth Day celebrations in 2021.

RECORDINGS AVAILABLE: Free Webinars from IPL National

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IPL National will be offering three free webinars this week to learn more about Solar for Houses of Worship, to discuss upcoming opportunities to address existing environmental and economic crises, and to learn some tips for setting up meetings with your elected officials and lobbying for climate action.

  • (EVENT HAS PASSED) Solar for Houses of Worship on February 23rd at 1pm eastern/noon central/11am mountain/10am pacific
    Whether you are a clergy leader, facilities manager, or an active congregant, join us for a webinar to learn how to make solar power possible for your house of worship. IPL National is partnering with California IPL (CIPL) to bring you this webinar. Collective Sun, a company that helps nonprofits fund solar projects across the country, will talk about solar financing options and project management best practices that apply to any state. Two of their satisfied congregational clients – one in California and one in Massachusetts – will be on the webinar to share their experiences. CIPL and its member congregations have been on the forefront of solar energy adoption for two decades and we can learn from their experience.
  • Digital “New Day” Rally on TODAY 2/24 at 3pm EST/2pm CST/1pm mountain/12pm PST
    The climate community across the nation will (virtually) rally together to tell legislators it’s #TimeToAct on Climate. During the New Day Rally we will discuss upcoming opportunities to address the existing crisis of the economic recession, environmental injustices, COVID recovery and climate emergency. The rally will feature dynamic speakers including Mustafa Santiago Ali (National Wildlife Federation), Latricea Adams (Black Millennials for Flint), Justin Onwenu (Sierra Club Michigan Chapter) and Yoca Arditi-Rocha (The Cleo Institute). Join the conversation!

Register here for the digital rally on 2/24.

  • Lobby Training Webinar on February 25th at 5pm EST/4pm CST/3pm mountain/2pm PST
    Join Interfaith Power & Light to learn some tips for setting up meetings with your elected officials and lobbying for climate action. This training will be geared towards beginners, but will have information that is helpful to everyone. We’ll have experts who will lead you through the key steps to be an effective faith advocate for equitable climate solutions, and we’ll brief you on our faith-climate platform and key federal policies.

Register here for the lobby training webinar on 2/25.

Typically recordings are available to registrants who cannot attend the live events and PA IPL will post them as soon as they are available.

Webinar: Evangelical Christianity and the Climate Crisis

Please join Interfaith Power & Light, the United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Ministry, and People’s Justice Council on February 10th at 1:00 PM EST for a virtual webinar titled “Evangelical Christianity and the Climate Crisis.”

A panel of speakers will discuss the trends as well as the diverse perspectives to be found within evangelical Christianity.

Sign up here!