This year on Earth Day, thousands will gather in Washington, D.C., and in cities across the country to march for science and protect the deeply held value for truth and facts. They are marching to defend the vital role science plays in our communities and our world. They are marching because science is not partisan; it is not liberal or conservative. And they are marching to demonstrate that our nation values the scientists and the scientific agencies working to make our world safer, cleaner and healthier. Why should a science march matter to people of faith? To care for creation […]
Thursday, April 6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. NC General Assembly 16 West Jones Street, Raleigh Join NC Interfaith Power & Light’s lay and faith leader network for our Advocating with Compassion Day at the North Carolina General Assembly. Meet with your elected officials to hear their visions for NC’s future and to express your support for new and existing clean, renewable and energy efficient policies. Click here to find the contact information for your state legislators. An advocacy toolkit can be found by clicking here. Michelle Peedin, NCIPL Program Associate will be staffing a registration & resource table in the 1000 QUAD. Use the main […]
Many people want to take meaningful action on climate change, but don’t know where to start. Taking a big step, like switching to solar, doesn’t have to be hard. Any change is easier when you have a guide to point you the right way and when your community is on the same journey. NC Congregations are hosting events from Winston-Salem to Wilmington to help individuals and communities find out if solar is right for you. NCIPL has partnered with two mission-driven, locally-owned solar installation companies and at each event stop our solar experts will help you learn everything you need […]
As people of faith we have an increasingly important role to play in bringing together diverse voices to speak on behalf of those whose voices are not heard – the most vulnerable in our society, including children and future generations.
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The impacts of climate variability and change affect everyone, but they disproportionately affect socially vulnerable populations, as they are the ones with the least resources to prepare and recover from impacts. Understanding where these concerns sit within a broad spectrum of stressors and challenges is important in order to identify opportunities to effectively communicate challenges and increase community resilience. This week, NC Interfaith Power & Light facilitated an Inclusive Climate Adaptation and Resilience Building session at the 2016 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference. Participants engaged in dialogue about their experiences with climate-related impacts that are anticipated to affect vulnerable or marginalized […]
We are thrilled to share that Penny J. Hopper has been awarded “Woman of the Year” by the League of Women Voters of Carteret County, NC. Penny joined NC Interfaith Power & Light in 2008 as a Steering Committee Member. A year later, she became the Secretary and in 2014 was elected to Vice-Chair. Her roles beyond NCIPL’s Executive Committee include chairing the Leadership Council, serving on the Worship Working Group, as well as serving as the coastal liaison between NCIPL and the Sierra Club, and being actively involved in her Unitarian Coastal Fellowship Green Sanctuary Committee. She retired from […]
Energy usage is soaring in NC as we all try and stay cool during the long days of heat & humidity this summer. It’s a great time to highlight an opportunity for your congregation to work with NC Interfaith Power & Light’s emPOWERerd program. NCIPL is currently working to strengthen the community of faith-based organizations in North Carolina that focus on energy efficiency and sustainable energy use so they can more easily learn from and help each other. NCIPL offers support to congregations in the form of energy audits and energy data assessments to help congregations find opportunities to improve […]
We don’t need a calendar to tell us that summer has arrived in North Carolina. The rocketing heat and steamy humidity are all the notice we require. The sun’s ascending song has charmed the trees into full display, beckoned the squash to blossom and the kale to bolt. At the Farmer’s Market, strawberries have yielded to peaches heaped in bright baskets next to tables of tomatoes flushed and fat. Summer reigns as a beloved queen who freely bestows her lavish favors until fall’s frugal chamberlain stays her hand. The Summer Solstice reveals the sun in all her glory in the […]
Hello! My name is Jennifer Cole and I am excited to be part of the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps program this summer, matched to work with North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light. I have just graduated with my Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke, and I have a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in energy and water sustainability. I will be starting my PhD in environmental psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the fall.
On May 11th NCIPL hosted the 2nd Annual Faith Voices for Clean Energy Advocacy Day. Members of faith communities from across the state met with representatives of the NC General Assembly to hear their vision for North Carolina’s energy future and to express our support for new and existing clean energy policies. Throughout the legislative session you can participate virtually in the Faith Voices for Clean Energy campaign by sending emails to your members of the NC General Assembly through NCIPL’s online system. Clean energy policies in NC are generating billions of dollars for the economy and creating thousands of full time […]