Statewide Monthly Meeting-April

On April 19th at 7pm, we will hold our next virtual PA IPL Statewide Monthly Meeting and Program focusing on the topic of Regenerative Agriculture.

Our speaker for the talk on Regenerative Agriculture is PA IPL Board Member, Eric Sauder. Eric has a background in engineering, sustainability, and social innovation.

He works with TeamAg, an agricultural consulting firm in Lancaster, PA, to help farmers adopt more regenerative agriculture practices to be resilient and responsive in a changing climate. He is also a founder of Regenerate Lancaster, a campaign that embodies these ideas by creating a carbon neutral and economically resilient Lancaster County by 2030.

PA IPL will hold a regular Statewide Meeting on the 3rd Mondays of the month at 7pm via Zoom.

If you would like to join us for this meeting to discuss PA IPL business, Climate Justice, and enjoy a regular lineup of programming please sign up here.

You are still welcome to attend your local chapter meetings as well.

To make sure you get the links,  be sure to add statewide@paipl.org to your contacts! You can also contact us at this email regarding this monthly meeting.

Statewide Monthly Meeting-March

Did you miss this event? Get the Project Drawdown recording here!

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On March 15th at 7pm, we will hold our next virtual PA IPL Statewide Monthly Meeting and Program focusing on the topic of Project Drawdown.

Our speaker for the event is Chris E. Forest. Chris is a Professor of Climate Dynamics in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at The Pennsylvania State University, where he is part of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute and is the Director of the Center for Earth System: Modeling, Analysis, and Data.

His research focuses on quantifying uncertainty in climate predictions for assessing climate risks. He has a BS in Applied Math, Engineering, and Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He has served as lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change AR5 (Fifth Assessment Report) and on committees for the National Academies, American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Meteorological Society.

RECORDING AVAILABLE-Statewide Monthly Meeting-February

GET the recording of the Creation Care program.

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On February 15th, please join PA IPL for our Statewide Monthly Meeting and Program. To supplement local monthly chapter meetings, PA IPL will be holding a regular meeting & program each month on 3rd Monday evenings at 7:00 PM EST via Zoom.

This month PA IPL Board Member Greg Williams will be offering a program and resources for how to organize and participate in efforts to directly combat climate change through PA IPL Creation Care.

We will describe ways to get involved, address any obstacles, and guide you through the process to actively participate as stewards of creation.

Creation Care is a hands on opportunity to safely connect with each other and restore the environment. Through our tree planting efforts — and collaborations with the Keystone 10 Million Trees project, and scores of local groups across PA —  we have planted over 3,000 trees in the last four years and removed invasive species.

These efforts made measurable progress against climate change.

·        We increased the biodiversity of our environment

·        We cooled our rivers and streams

·        We slowed down pollution and erosion

·        We enhanced our environment’s ability to sequester CO2.

As we expand these efforts in urban communities and in PA’s northern tier with a new distribution hub in Lewisburg we will plant more than 10,000 in 2021! To sign up to participate in PA IPL’s Creation Care or obtain a tree yourself fill out this Google Form.
Register now here

PA IPL Statewide Monthly Meetings

Starting this month, PA IPL will hold a regular Statewide Meeting on the 3rd Mondays of the month at 7pm via Zoom.

If you would like to join us for this meeting to discuss PA IPL business, Climate Justice, and enjoy a regular lineup of programming please sign up here.

You are still welcome to attend your local chapter meetings as well. 

To make sure you get the links,  be sure to add statewide@paipl.org to your contacts! You can also contact us at this email regarding this monthly meeting.

For our first meeting, we will be offering a program and resources for how to write Letters to the Editor and OpEds.

PA IPL Executive Director, David Heayn-Menendez and PA IPL Board Member, George Dempsey will guide you through the process of how to compose and submit your Letters to the Editor (LTE) to your local and statewide media outlets. They will also speak about where to find reliable information and how to incorporate an authentic moral voice connected to your faith tradition.

Letters to the Editor and OpEds, as well as letters to elected officials, are wonderful, relatively easy, safe socially distanced ways to get involved in the work of PA IPL. Such efforts help us to shift the landscape towards Climate Justice and current policies. We as people of faith must take ownership of the narrative and make our voices heard or others will speak for us.

Please sign up here to join us!

We hope to see you there!

RECORDING AVAILABLE: Letters to the Editor and OpEds

Did you miss our Statewide Chapter meeting last month that included a program and resources for how to write Letters to the Editor and OpEds?

If so, get the recording here.

In this recording, you will hear from PA IPL Executive Director, David Heayn-Menendez and PA IPL Board Member, George Dempsey as they guide you through the process of how to compose and submit your Letters to the Editor (LTE) to your local and statewide media outlets. They will also speak about where to find reliable information and how to incorporate an authentic moral voice connected to your faith tradition.

Interested in joining our next Statewide Chapter meeting?

Sign up here!