Lobbying Meeting with State Representative Dan Miller

Please join us on Tuesday, July 5 at 11:30am for a lobbying meeting with State Representative Dan Miller.

A training will be held an hour prior to the call on July 5th from 10:30am – 11:30am.

We will be meeting Rep. Miller to discuss his role in the climate caucus and funding local public transportation to help get cars off the road and relieve the poor air quality in his district. We will also discuss solar advocacy priorities, such as enabling community solar with HB 1555, updating our solar goals with HB 1080/SB501, or stopping homeowners associations from blocking solar with SB 826/HB 1996. More information and the bill can be found here: Protect your right to go solar in Pennsylvania | Solar United Neighbors.

Register here and we look forward to your participation!

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.

Allegheny SolarFest 2022 – Steel to Solar

PA IPL is excited to be hosting a table at Allegheny SolarFest 2022! In-Person! This year’s theme is Steel to Solar.

Join PA IPL, solar industry experts, and electric vehicle owners to learn more about our expanded work in 2022, and solar energy & electric vehicle technologies in Western PA. View the Mill 19, 2-megawatt solar installation, the largest sloped roof in the US. Celebrate SW PA’s Solar Future with local food & beverages as well as local artists & musicians!


When:

Saturday, June 18th
Noon-6pm

Where:
Hazelwood’s Green Plaza @ Mill 19
4501 Lytle St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15207

This year’s event is free; however, please consider donating $5 per person to help Solar United Neighbors install solar panels on energy efficient homes in Hazelwood.

There will be a priority parking lot for electric vehicle owners. Contact SolarFest if you would like to share information on your own electric vehicle at the Festival.

PA IPL’s Development Associate, Kathy Hrabovsky, will be “tabling” from Noon-6pm. Stop by to meet Kathy! Please consider volunteering at the PA IPL table for an hour or so to give Kathy a chance to enjoy a bit of the Festival. Email or call Kathy: outreach@paipl.org or 412-953-5202 to learn more and to volunteer.

Solar Power Possibilities with PA IPL & JEA

Join us Wednesday, December 15 at 7:00pm for a meeting as part of PA IPL‘s ongoing partnership with Jewish Earth Alliance (JEA).

TOPIC:
Solar Power Possibilities: in the darkest time of the year, it is good to think about the sun and solar power

SPEAKERS:
Elena Weissmann, Regional Director at Mid-Atlantic Vote Solar
Spiritual offering by our own Kathy Hrabovsky

Register here for this event.