Sustained Advocacy and Public Voice

PA IPL supports our members as they build relationships with their elected officials, ask important questions, and advocate for policies and legislation that will increase energy efficiency and reduce our contribution to climate change —on the local, state, and national level. Our unique message is to focus attention on the moral charges and implications of climate change.


PA IPL holds a monthly Policy Update Call on the 4th Thursday of the month 12:30-1:30.  These calls help members build and maintain a base of knowledge about work on climate and emissions issues in our federal, state, and sometimes local governments —and suggest ways to engage our public officials and others on the moral aspects of these issues.

    • Call summaries are posted about a week after the call.  Past summaries (beginning with January 2016) are available here.  Sign up to be on the policy call reminder list.
      NOTE: since January 2018, we have included “discussion hooks” —a couple of articles relevant to the season, or to items in the news — that are also related to climate change or clean energy.  Many people find them helpful for all sorts of conversations, from the dinner table, to conversations with fellow congregants, co-workers, or neighbors.  Sign up to get the summaries, whether or not you are able to make the call times.

PA IPL supports our members on the local, state, and national level as they advocate for policies and legislation that will increase energy efficiency and reduce our contribution to climate change. Our unique message is to focus attention on the moral charges and implications of climate change.