February 2021 Sustained Advocacy Policy Update call

Calls take place on 4th Thursdays, 12:30-1:30
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Calls can be made from your phone or computer.  The only charges are your normal charges for call or internet service.  There are no additional charges.

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 and through a variety of sources: IPL national, the Washington Inter-religious Staff Community and connected organizations, the US Climate Action Network, and PennFuture. 

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January 2021 Sustained Advocacy Policy Update call

Calls take place on 4th Thursdays, 12:30-1:30
Email for call info

Calls can be made from your phone or computer.  The only charges are your normal charges for call or internet service.  There are no additional charges.

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 and through a variety of sources: IPL national, the Washington Inter-religious Staff Community and connected organizations, the US Climate Action Network, and PennFuture. 

Sign up to be on the policy call reminder list.

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Public Testimonies

How RGGI and Pennsylvania’s Carbon Budget Program work to reduce carbon pollutants that contribute to climate change:

  • RGGI is a multi-state, market-driven program for CO2 emissions from the electric power sector, implemented by a bipartisan group of governors.  It stretches across 10 states from Maine to Maryland, with Virginia and Pennsylvania now getting on board.
  • Under RGGI, the participating states agree on a regional limit on the carbon pollution that power plants can emit. Each state creates its own program for implementing the agreement.
  • Large carbon-emitting power plants purchase allowances equal to their CO2 emissions and can buy, sell, or trade carbon allowances within the overall cap.

In other words, power plants must pay for the dirty carbon pollution they cause, so they have an incentive to lower their emissions. If power plants reduce their emissions below their allowance, they can bank those allowances for use in the future, or sell allowances to other power plants, which creates more incentive for power plants to invest in ways to reduce their carbon emissions further.

The purchase of the allowances generates funds – as high as $300 million in a year – that could be used to support energy efficiency and renewable energy to further reduce air pollution in the state, and to help low-income consumers as well as communities that are transitioning away from fossil fuels.

PA IPL members, faith leaders, and advocates of climate justice from across the state have already taken a stance and testified, written in our local papers, and signed petitions.

Read the public testimonies of PA IPL’s Executive Director and advocates of climate justice. As we receive more testimonies, we will continue adding them to our website. If you or anyone you know would like to submit their public testimony, please email us.

December SUMMARY ONLY Sustained Advocacy policy update call

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The December “call” will be a mailed summary only.

Since both the November and December monthly Sustained Advocacy Calls have fallen on holidays there will be NO live Advocacy Calls until January 2021.
By the end of January, we hope to have hired a new part-time Policy Engagement Manager. The Job Description can be found
here.

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.  More.

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 and through a variety of sources: IPL national, the Washington Inter-religious Staff Community and connected organizations, the US Climate Action Network, and PennFuture.

Join from your computer or your phone on the 4th Thursdays of each month from 12:30-1:30 except for November & December.  The only charges are your normal charges for call or internet service.  This program is funded entirely by donations from our supporters to our general fund.

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November SUMMARY ONLY Sustained Advocacy policy update call

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This “call” will be a mailed summary only.

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.  More.

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 and through a variety of sources: IPL national, the Washington Inter-religious Staff Community and connected organizations, the US Climate Action Network, and PennFuture.

4th Thursdays, 12:30-1:30
Join from your computer or your phone.  The only charges are your normal charges for call or internet service.  This program is funded entirely by donations from our supporters to our general fund.

DONATE

September 2020 Sustained Advocacy Policy Update call

At PA IPL, we recognize that all policy is a covenant with the future.

PA IPL’s Sustained Advocacy monthly calls are 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.  Calls (and summaries) include Each call (and summary) includes a “discussion hook” – one or two articles about a current issue that offer the opportunity to engage with elected officials or, friends, family, or co-workers, and that could be the basis of discussion and exploration with a congregational study group.  Each month we identify one federal and one state action item, highlighted in the summary that comes out a week later.

The resources that support this call come from and through a variety of sources: IPL national, the Washington Inter-religious Staff Community and connected organizations, the US Climate Action Network, and networks of organizations interested in a Pennsylvania powered by clean, renewable energy.

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