Now Available: Video of March 16 Meeting in Partnership with JEA!

Leveraging Federal Funds for More Environmental Sustainability Efforts with PA IPL & JEA

This meeting, recorded Wednesday, March 16, 2022, was part of PA IPL’s ongoing partnership with Jewish Earth Alliance (JEA).

TOPIC:
Leveraging Federal Funds for More Environmental Sustainability Efforts with PA IPL & JEA

This joint session with JEA focuses on how to convince decision makers at all levels to leverage Federal funds for more environmental sustainability efforts.

Brian LaShier from Union of Concerned Scientists, the Senior Washington Representative for the UCS Climate & Energy Program, is our content speaker.

Pennsylvania is getting federal dollars from the Rescue and Infrastructure bills. Some of it, like EV charging stations or cleaning up abandoned oil drills, are obviously good for the environment. But there are other funds that could be used for environmental sustainability efforts or programs depending on how the rules or proposals get developed.

This session is intended for concerned citizens who are willing to speak to their local and state officials, and decision and policy makers of all kinds who apply for government grants.


JEA provides ongoing training and templates for monthly letter writing campaigns to local, state, and federal officials. The meetings provide a template, information, and guidance for all those who are interested in amplifying the message of Climate Justice.

Once you learn how easy Jewish Earth Alliance makes it, through their background information and template letter, for everyone to write letters to their federal officials, we hope you will write to your members of Congress now and for the next few months.

Leveraging Federal Funds for More Environmental Sustainability Efforts with PA IPL & JEA

Join us Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00pm for a meeting as part of PA IPL‘s ongoing partnership with Jewish Earth Alliance (JEA).

TOPIC:
Leveraging Federal Funds for More Environmental Sustainability Efforts

Our next joint session with Jewish Earth Alliance will focus on how to convince decision makers at all levels to leverage Federal funds for more environmental sustainability efforts.

Brian LaShier from Union of Concerned Scientists, the Senior Washington Representative for the UCS Climate & Energy Program, will be our content speaker. The inspirational speaker is TBA.

Pennsylvania is getting federal dollars from the Rescue and Infrastructure bills. Some of it, like EV charging stations or cleaning up abandoned oil drills, are obviously good for the environment. But there are other funds that could be used for environmental sustainability efforts or programs depending on how the rules or proposals get developed.

This session is intended for concerned citizens who are willing to speak to their local and state officials, and decision and policy makers of all kinds who apply for government grants.

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


JEA provides ongoing training and templates for monthly letter writing campaigns to local, state, and federal officials. The meetings provide a template, information, and guidance for all those who are interested in amplifying the message of Climate Justice.

Once you learn how easy Jewish Earth Alliance makes it, through their background information and template letter, for everyone to write letters to their federal officials, we hope you will write to your members of Congress now and for the next few months.

Now Available: Video of Main Line IPL Chapter’s January 3rd Program!

Electrify Your Life

On Monday, January 3rd at 7:30pm the Main Line Chapter of PA IPL welcomed Liz Robinson of the Philadelphia Solar Energy Association (PSEA) to lead a program titled “Electrify Your Life.” In this program we explored how to make your electricity clean, how to use less energy, then move to electrifying heating, water heating, cooking, other appliances, lawn care, and transportation. Ms. Robinson also explains that, with the passage of the Infrastructure Bill and possibly the Build Back Better Bill, many new incentives will be in place to help people get fossil fuels out of their lives.

Liz Robinson is the Executive Director of the PSEA, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding solar energy across the state. PSEA conducts STEM education projects designed to increase students’ understanding and engagement in solar energy and related technologies. Prior to coming to PSEA, Liz founded and directed the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) for more than 30 years. ECA provides energy efficiency, education, workforce development, home repair, and bill payment assistance services to thousands of residential households every year in PA and Delaware. Liz co-founded and directed the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) the energy efficiency trade association for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She also managed the Energy Cooperative Association of Philadelphia (ECAP), expanding it to a regional organization and taking it into the renewable energy market.

Main Line IPL Monthly Chapter Meeting – January 3, 2022

Electrify and De-Carbonize Your Life
with Liz Robinson

For our January 3rd program we will explore how to make your electricity clean, how to use less energy, then move to electrifying heating, water heating, cooking, other appliances, lawn care, and transportation. Ms. Robinson will also explain that, with the passage of the Infrastructure Bill and possibly the Build Back Better Bill, many new incentives will be in place to help people get fossil fuels out of their lives.

Register here

Liz Robinson is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Solar Energy Association (PSEA), a nonprofit dedicated to expanding solar energy across the state. PSEA conducts STEM education projects designed to increase students’ understanding and engagement in solar energy and related technologies. Prior to coming to PSEA, Liz founded and directed the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) for more than 30 years. ECA provides energy efficiency, education, workforce development, home repair, and bill payment assistance services to thousands of residential households every year in PA and Delaware. Liz co-founded and directed the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) the energy efficiency trade association for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She also managed the Energy Cooperative Association of Philadelphia (ECAP), expanding it to a regional organization and taking it into the renewable energy market.

The Main Line chapter of PA IPL will be meeting at 7:00pm via Zoom. This program follows their meeting and is open to anyone. For those joining the January 3 program with Liz Robinson about clean energy, please enter the room at 7:30pm.

Members use the same link to access the Main Line IPL Chapter meeting at 7:00pm as well as for Liz Robinson’s program at 7:30pm.

Register here

We looking forward to seeing you there!

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.

PA IPL Main Line Chapter Meeting & Program – September 2021

Meeting at 7:00pm – members only
Program at 7:30pm – open to all: register here

 

On Monday, September 27th at 7:00pm, members will spend 30 minutes sharing what is going on within our faith institutions.

 

At 7:30pm we will listen to an interview with Jon Betz, the Director of the movie Seed: The Untold StoryWhile the interview will provide enough context to participate in the conversation, we do hope you take some time to watch the movie. It is free and 90 minutes long. You can listen to Dr. Vandana Shiva describe the movie briefly here. The movie explores biodiversity loss & our seeds, seed saving, sharing & growing, corporate consolidation of seeds, and pesticide issues & impacts. Nonmembers can register to join us for this program!

 

Please be in touch if you have any questions. Reach out to conveners Courtenay Willcox and Chuck Marshall by emailing them at mainline@paipl.org — and be sure to add mainline@paipl.org to your contacts!

 

Please note:
* The Main Line chapter of PA IPL meets each month on fourth Monday evenings, 7:00-8:45pm via Zoom.
* Main Line PA IPL’s normal monthly chapter meeting takes place from 7:00-7:30pm for chapter members only.
* The program, which is open to all, begins at 7:30pm and is followed by a Q and A ending at 8:45pm.