monthly Policy Update call

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These calls are scheduled monthly, and are a chance to develop and maintain a base of knowledge about current  and emerging climate policy and legislation, municipal through federal, with a focus on important issues and/or roles for Pennsylvanians and moral, ethical, and faith-rooted messages.

The calls are open to people at any stage of advocacy and policy involvement.  We begin and end with a short meditation, reflection, prayer or centering breath, and include both reports and discussion.  We will identify and/or choose a limited number of key actions for each month.

The resources that support this call come from a variety of sources: IPL national, the Washington Inter-religious Staff Community and connected organizations, and PennFuture.

4th Thursdays, 12:30-1:30, note CHANGE for November and December

  • Nov. 19 (3rd Thurs) 11:30-12:30
  • Dec. 17 (3rd Thurs) 12:30 to 1:30
  • Jan. 28 12:30-1:30
  • Feb. 25 12:30-1:30
  • Mar. 24 12:30-1:30
  • Apr. 28 12:30-1:30
  • May 26 12:30-1:30
  • June 23 12:30-1:30
  • July 28 12:30-1:30
  • Aug. 25 12:30-1:30
  • Sept. 22 12:30-1:30
  • Oct. 27 12:30-1:30

Policy Update and Discussion monthly call

This is a monthly call, the last Thursday of each month, 12:30-1:30.  It is available to people wanting to build (and refresh) a better sense of current and emerging state and federal public policy.

Calls will always include:

  • an opening or closing meditation
  • updates on currently active or emerging energy and climate policies, including how those policies relate to Pennyslvania, public position statements by PA legislators about them, and events or actions environmental and/or faith partners in PA may have planned for the coming month
  • action suggestions and discussion

Please RSVP for the call-in information.

Creation Crisis Preaching

This event is created and sponsored by our friends at the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Pennsylvania (LAMPa).

Join the LAMPa Creation Justice Team for a conference call with
the Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade
September 30, 
12 noon – 1:00 PM

Register

 Dr. Schade is pastor of United in Christ Lutheran Church in Lewisburg, PA and Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College. On this call Dr. Schade will share the themes and challenges raised in her new book “Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit“, about preaching that names and acts on the integrity of God’s creation. She works with the premise that all of Creation, including humankind, needs to hear the Good News of Jesus’ resurrection in this age in which humanity is “crucifying” Creation.

Register

Listen to a stunning SoundCloud excerpt created by Peterson Toscano from his interview with Rev. Schade on Climate Stew.  Are you a pastor in a hurry?  Jump ahead to 1:50

Order the book!
(PA IPL folks can look for Cricket Hunter’s review in the first pages of the book, alongside Bill McKibben’s.)

 

Policy Update and Discussion monthly call

This is a monthly call, the last Thursday of each month, 12:30-1:30.  It is available to people wanting to build (and refresh) a better sense of current and emerging state and federal public policy.

Calls will always include:

  • an opening or closing meditation
  • updates on currently active or emerging energy and climate policies, including how those policies relate to Pennyslvania, public position statements by PA legislators about them, and events or actions environmental and/or faith partners in PA may have planned for the coming month
  • action suggestions and discussion

Please RSVP for the call-in information.

potential Clean Energy Leaders learning call: lunchtime option

Join Cricket from PA IPL and Michael from our clean energy partner Groundswell to learn more about how this initiative works.   There is another chance to attend (the same call) on July 23 from 6-7 if that works better for you or a partner from your congregation.

RSVP with an email to Cricket, and she’ll send you the link and test it out with you!

We joined with Groundswell because they are also a registered non-profit, and they don’t work with just one supplier.  They gather interested households (or congregations, organizations, and small businesses) into large groups and use the buying power of those groups to negotiate with clean energy suppliers for good rates on 100% wind-generated electricity.  In the last bidding round, one service area in PA ended up with an offer that was less expensive deal than the Price to Compare for regular, dirty electricity!  Typically, regions save 5-10% over the cost of buying 100% wind power as an individual.

Groundswell ONLY negotiates for fixed-price contracts, and participants have the peace of mind of knowing that energy contract specialists have looked through the contracts — and that they’re being offered by someone looking to move more people off coal rather than someone who wants to make $ first and foremost.

We’ll help with bulletin inserts, coaching, and we’ll always be your backup if you get questions you don’t feel qualified to answer.  You can have a HUGE impact — join us for the call!

Why PA IPL Joined with Groundswell
As people of faith, we readily respond to urgent need: famine, natural disaster, and refugees fleeing violence.   Climate change worsens all of these.

With this partnership, we can join together to plug into affordable, fixed-price, clean electricity, better stewarding all kinds of resources.

By choosing clean electricity, we invest in clean air.
Existing power plant pollution has real impacts on the health of local citizens. Pennsylvania ranks worst in deaths and hospital admissions linked to power plant emissions. Many PA areas have worse air quality than New York City!

CleanAirTaskForce.PAThe burden of cheap, polluting electricity falls most heavily on the most vulnerable. Median per-capita income in US counties with coal-fired power plants* was 15% lower than the national average in 2000.
[*100 MW or larger]
Dirty air hurts infants, children, and elders.
Help us plug into CLEAN!

potential Clean Energy Leaders learning call: evening option

Join Cricket from PA IPL and Michael from our clean energy partner Groundswell to learn more about how this initiative works.   There is another chance to attend (the same call) on July 28 from 12-1 if that works better for you or a partner from your congregation.

RSVP with an email to Cricket, and she’ll send you the link and test it out with you!

We joined with Groundswell because they are also a registered non-profit, and they don’t work with just one supplier.  They gather interested households (or congregations, organizations, and small businesses) into large groups and use the buying power of those groups to negotiate with clean energy suppliers for good rates on 100% wind-generated electricity.  In the last bidding round, one service area in PA ended up with an offer that was less expensive deal than the Price to Compare for regular, dirty electricity!  Typically, regions save 5-10% over the cost of buying 100% wind power as an individual.

Groundswell ONLY negotiates for fixed-price contracts, and participants have the peace of mind of knowing that energy contract specialists have looked through the contracts — and that they’re being offered by someone looking to move more people off coal rather than someone who wants to make $ first and foremost.

We’ll help with bulletin inserts, coaching, and we’ll always be your backup if you get questions you don’t feel qualified to answer.  You can have a HUGE impact — join us for the call!

Why PA IPL Joined with Groundswell
As people of faith, we readily respond to urgent need: famine, natural disaster, and refugees fleeing violence.   Climate change worsens all of these.

With this partnership, we can join together to plug into affordable, fixed-price, clean electricity, better stewarding all kinds of resources.

By choosing clean electricity, we invest in clean air.
Existing power plant pollution has real impacts on the health of local citizens. Pennsylvania ranks worst in deaths and hospital admissions linked to power plant emissions. Many PA areas have worse air quality than New York City!

CleanAirTaskForce.PAThe burden of cheap, polluting electricity falls most heavily on the most vulnerable. Median per-capita income in US counties with coal-fired power plants* was 15% lower than the national average in 2000.
[*100 MW or larger]
Dirty air hurts infants, children, and elders.
Help us plug into CLEAN!