Now Available: Video of August’s PA IPL Statewide Summer Film Series

Discussion with Kirsi Jansa about “The Sustainability Pioneers”

PA IPL Statewide Summer Film Series – August 2022 – Discussion with Kirsi Jansa about “The Sustainability Pioneers”

PA IPL is offering our summer film series for the second year in a row! This August we viewed The Sustainability Pioneers, a series of short documentaries focusing on the achievable transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy & sustainable living. Artist & visual storyteller, Kirsi Jansa, offers her films free of charge on her website. Kirsi joined us for a discussion of her films on Monday, August 29th from 7:00-8:30pm.


Kirsi believes in “Pausing. Bearing Witness. Connecting for Good.” From her website:

Kirsi Jansa has been practicing compassion-based awareness and openness with Tara Rokpa Therapy for almost 20 years. She is a certified Healing Relaxation course leader and offers relaxation courses and workshops. She is inspired by the work of Joanna Macy and has studied facilitation with Work That Reconnects network and Active Hope non-profit.

Kirsi is a visual storyteller by craft and passion. A native Finn, Kirsi worked for the Finnish Broadcasting Company as a tv-reporter focusing on environment and health from the early 1990’s until moving to the US and Pennsylvania in 2008. In Pittsburgh, she started exploring energy, environmental health, and climate solutions in her short documentary series Gas Rush Stories and Sustainability Pioneers. In 2016, Kirsi and her climateering colleagues co-founded Creatives for Climate collective with an intention to spark social change by sparking community dialogue around climate emergency.


There is no fee for this program, but a suggested $5 donation will help us keep doing this work.

Now Available: Video of March’s PA IPL Statewide Quarterly Meeting and Program!

Energy Conservation for Homes and Businesses

March’s Statewide PA IPL Program focuses on Energy Conservation for Homes and Businesses and takes a deep dive into energy conservation by considering an energy audit of your home or organizational home. An energy auditor can help you develop a comprehensive energy reduction plan, listing priorities based upon your facility’s size, shape, age, construction type, usage and operation. You can save energy & dollars by analyzing the building envelope (roof, walls & floors/slabs) and operations. Start small, implementing projects that will help you to save budget for larger projects, or dive right in with medium to large size projects. Our expert speakers, Greg Wozniak, G A Wozniak & Associates, and Donald FitzgeeBottom Line Systems, can show you how to reduce your overall carbon footprint.

Now Available: Video of December’s PA IPL Statewide Monthly Meeting and Program!

In the Season of Giving Celebrate the Gifts of the Living Earth

December’s Statewide PA IPL Program focused on appreciation.

We are besieged with messages of gifting material things in our American culture of affluence. Yet the most precious gifts are those we often take for granted.

The living Earth provides our life support system. We can celebrate our place in the web of life and share gifts of the heart.

December 2021 PA IPL Statewide Monthly Meeting and Program – In the Season of Giving Celebrate the Gifts of the Living Earth

Join PA IPL for our Statewide Monthly Meeting taking place on Monday, December 20th at 7:00pm!

This month’s meeting and program:
In the Season of Giving Celebrate the Gifts of the Living Earth

We are besieged with messages of gifting material things in our American culture of affluence. Yet the most precious gifts are those we often take for granted.
The living Earth provides our life support system. We can celebrate our place in the web of life and share gifts of the heart.

Register here and receive an email providing the Zoom link for the meeting.

There is no fee for this program, but a suggested $5 donation will help us keep doing this work.

October 2021 PA IPL Statewide Monthly Meeting and Program – Build Back with Justice

Faith, Health, and Political Perspectives on Paths Forward

Join PA IPL for our October Statewide Monthly Meeting and Program on October 18th at 7pm. This month’s meeting will focus on if President Biden’s Build Back Better Act is passed.

Three speakers will address the potential of the bill if passed, the impact it would have, and the role of communities and individuals of faith and conscience in passing and following through with the investment in climate justice.

Register now and receive an email providing the Zoom link for the meeting.

There is no fee for this program, but a suggested $5 donation will help us keep doing this work.

Now Available: Video of September’s PA IPL Statewide Monthly Meeting and Program!

Solar September

September’s PA IPL Statewide program focused on Solar arrays.

Solar is growing by leaps and bounds and congregations are keeping pace by installing solar at an ever increasing rate all over the country. They are financing it through a variety of creative options but the many financing options, their pros and cons, and what is best for each property is often confusing.

Are you thinking of going solar at your congregation? Are you interested in solar for yourself? September’s meeting brought together solar experts who answered many questions from different perspectives. Watch to learn how you can install solar on your property, on your congregation’s property, or otherwise participate in the growing solar sector to combat climate change.

Speakers:

Interfaith Power & Light has a new Solar Financing Guide for Congregations! Read our informative overview on financing options first. Find the Guide and check out all our Solar Resources here.