California Interfaith Power & Light

California Interfaith Power & Light California's statewide religious response to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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CIPL, is organizing a statewide interfaith movement for climate action, now with more than 650 active congregations of all major faiths. We are the California affiliate of The Regeneration Project's national Interfaith Power & Light Campaign. We honor all spiritual traditions that teach a responsibility to protect the earth for our children and future generations. Global warming is a crisis that has severe environmental, social, moral, economic, political and spiritual consequences. CIPL helps educate congregations on the theological basis for eco-stewardship and assists them in implementing programs to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and become more energy efficient. Working together, individuals and communities of faith can model to the rest of the world how to care for the Earth and reduce our contributions to the problem.

Mission: The mission of California Interfaith Power and Light (CIPL) is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy. This ministry intends to protect the earth’s ecosystems, safeguard public health, and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all.

Operating as usual

Must watch video. How could CA lawmakers fail to pass #AB345 and care for us people? Disagree on just one point: we can ...
11/19/2020
Opinion | Living Near Drilling Is Deadly. Why Don’t California Lawmakers Care?

Must watch video. How could CA lawmakers fail to pass #AB345 and care for us people?

Disagree on just one point: we can all be angry... we all should be angry. Whether you do or will leave near a drilling site, or not, we should all be angry.

The state may be phasing out gas-powered cars, but it’s still legal to put an oil well right next to an elementary school.

Klamath River, California slated to run free again, with Karuk and Yurok tribes, OR, CA & Warren Buffet deal. “I recogni...
11/18/2020
New Deal Brokered to Remove Klamath Dams

Klamath River, California slated to run free again, with Karuk and Yurok tribes, OR, CA & Warren Buffet deal.

“I recognize the importance of Klamath dam removal and river restoration for tribal people in the Klamath Basin,” Berkshire Hathaway Chair Warren Buffett said in a press release. “We appreciate and respect our tribal partners for their collaboration in forging an agreement that delivers an exceptional outcome for the river, as well as future generations. Working together from this historic moment, we can complete the project and remove these dams.”

Once again, a hard-fought accord to remove four hydroelectric dams choking the lower Klamath River has been resuscitated, a group of stakeholders announced in a...

With wishes for a light-filled, festive and safe Diwali.
11/16/2020

With wishes for a light-filled, festive and safe Diwali.

Of course Pope Francis would include the most pressing moral emergency of our time!
11/16/2020
Interfaith Power & Light

Of course Pope Francis would include the most pressing moral emergency of our time!

President-elect Biden got a call from Pope Francis -- and climate was on the agenda!
“The President-elect expressed his desire to work together on the basis of a shared belief in the dignity and equality of all humankind on issues such as caring for the marginalized and the poor, addressing the crisis of climate change, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.”

https://thehill.com/changing-america/sustainability/climate-change/525774-pope-francis-discusses-climate-change-on-first

LADWP customers: have you or a member of your household lost income because of COVID-19? You may qualify for a $500 gran...
11/12/2020

LADWP customers: have you or a member of your household lost income because of COVID-19? You may qualify for a $500 grant. Applications are being accepted now through November 15. Apply today! www.ladwp.com/UtilityCARES.

Lowers fire risk, keeps humans healthier and reduces climate pollution! Way to go San Francisco, California with your ba...
11/11/2020
San Francisco bans natural gas in new buildings

Lowers fire risk, keeps humans healthier and reduces climate pollution! Way to go San Francisco, California with your ban on natural gas (new buildings).

This is a major step towards protecting Earth’s environment, supporters of the legislation say.

Amen!#faithclimatejusticevoters from California, we sure did #ActOnClimate. U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, we'll miss you r...
11/09/2020

Amen!

#faithclimatejusticevoters from California, we sure did #ActOnClimate. U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, we'll miss you representing us in the Senate, and thrilled with your new role.

Congratulations President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on your historic win, from IPL and our Chair, Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley (pictured below)! We look forward to working with you to advance #climatejustice. The voters have spoken: it's time to #ActOnClimate

Passing on the gratitude to all the Californians that got out the vote in our own neighborhoods and to communities acros...
11/04/2020

Passing on the gratitude to all the Californians that got out the vote in our own neighborhoods and to communities across the country. All voices must be heard.

While we await the counting of all the votes, let us take a moment to thank all of you. The IPL community had an incredible impact throughout the country. You lifted your voices, you empowered American voters, and you mobilized your communities to vote for climate justice and Creation.

Amen
11/04/2020

Amen

Let's let election officials do their job. Our vote is our voice, and every voice is sacred. We are better off when more Americans are able to vote. It may take longer to get results but we must wait for election officials to #CountEveryVote.

For the overlapping community of Harley Davison Motocyles, #ebike aficionados & #faithclimatejusticevoters, we give you ...
11/02/2020
Harley-Davidson is getting into the electric bicycle business – TechCrunch

For the overlapping community of Harley Davison Motocyles, #ebike aficionados & #faithclimatejusticevoters, we give you this on election eve.

Harley-Davidson has spun out a new business dedicated to electric bicycles and plans to bring its first line of products to market in spring 2021. The new business, called Serial 1 Cycle Company, started as a project within the motorcycle manufacturer’s product development center. The name co…

GreenLatinos, connecting #DiaDeLosMuertos connection to memory with a call to protect our treasured lands, so that we ca...
11/02/2020
The environmental heritage of Día de Los Muertos - Colorado Newsline

GreenLatinos, connecting #DiaDeLosMuertos connection to memory with a call to protect our treasured lands, so that we can continue to remember heritage and history: pass Protecting America’s Wilderness Act (H.R.2546)

Día de Los Muertos is a time when we acknowledge the care of our ancestors who collectively protected sacred lands, the air and water.

CIPL is proud to recognize Congregational Church of San Mateo United Church of Christ for their pursuit of solar and com...
10/30/2020

CIPL is proud to recognize Congregational Church of San Mateo United Church of Christ for their pursuit of solar and community resilience! We applaud your work and look forward to supporting you in your future efforts.
We are so grateful for the many congregations who have done incredible work in climate action this year!

Join us in celebrating and mobilizing for the future at our 20th anniversary zoom event!
https://cipl20thanniversaryevent.splashthat.com/

Need a distraction & want to do something useful?? Learn the basics of home-emergency-preparedness *and* support our cli...
10/30/2020

Need a distraction & want to do something useful?? Learn the basics of home-emergency-preparedness *and* support our climate work. When 400 people sign up with (zip)code: 94104, CIPL receives $2,000!

1. Text ListosCA to 72345
2. Use 94104 as your (zip)code (this helps connect you to CIPL)
3. Share this so your friends and family can be prepared and get us to our goal.

What would Justice Barrett do?
10/28/2020
Interfaith Power & Light

What would Justice Barrett do?

An op-ed from IPL president Rev. Susan Hendershot. “As Pope Francis and many other faith leaders have noted, it is the most vulnerable who suffer the greatest harms from a changing climate.” We have to wonder, what would Barrett do? #ActOnClimate or continue to deny science? #ScienceNotSilence

Come representing a congregation, or come for your own learning. Great resources. #ProjectDrawdown
10/26/2020
Interfaith Power & Light

Come representing a congregation, or come for your own learning. Great resources.

#ProjectDrawdown

Join Interfaith Power & Light to learn how congregations can apply Project Drawdown solutions in this special webinar with Project Drawdown. We’ll hear from the Director of Drawdown Learn, Dr. Elizabeth Bagley and from past Cool Congregations Challenge winners awarded for their success in lowering emissions.

November 16, at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern. Register here: http://bit.ly/IPLDrawdown
Alabama Interfaith Power and Light California Interfaith Power & Light Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Faith in Place Georgia Interfaith Power & Light Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light Iowa Interfaith Power & Light Interfaith Power & Light (MD.DC.NoVA) Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light, Incht Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light NC Interfaith Power & Light New Hampshire Interfaith Power & Light SC Interfaith Power & LightTexas Interfaith Power and Light Virginia Interfaith Power & Light Vermont Interfaith Power & LightWest Virginia Interfaith Power & Light Project Drawdown

#coolcongregationschallenge #coolcongregations #drawdown

@alinterfaithpl @californiaipl @ecumenicalministries @faithinplace @GeorgiaIPL @HoosierIPL @IowaIPL @ipldmv @KYInterfaithPowerandLight @MassIPL @MNIPL @NCIPL @NHInterfaithPowerandLight @SouthCarolinaIPL @TXIPL @VAIPL @Vermont Interfaith @WVIPL @projectdrawdown

CIPL is proud to recognize Peninsula Sinai Congregation for their pursuit of solar and community resilience! We applaud ...
10/23/2020

CIPL is proud to recognize Peninsula Sinai Congregation for their pursuit of solar and community resilience! We applaud your work and look forward to supporting you in your future efforts.
We are so grateful for the many congregations who have done incredible work in climate action this year!

Join us in celebrating and mobilizing for the future at our 20th anniversary zoom event!
https://cipl20thanniversaryevent.splashthat.com/

#faithclimatejusticevoter. Wow.
10/22/2020

#faithclimatejusticevoter. Wow.

Faith voters are motivated to address climate change. A new poll finds that 92% of voters of faith want to create a better world for future generations. #FaithClimateJusticeVoter www.faithclimatejusticevoter.org/faith-voter-poll

We are proud to honor Temple Isaiah at our 20th anniversary celebration & mobilization event for their work in Advocacy!...
10/21/2020

We are proud to honor Temple Isaiah at our 20th anniversary celebration & mobilization event for their work in Advocacy! We applaud your faithful work in climate action, and look forward to supporting and celebrating you in all of your future efforts!
Join us as we celebrate all of our congregations' collective efforts over the past 20 years at our anniversary event!
RSVP to the event here! https://cipl20thanniversaryevent.splashthat.com/

10/21/2020
Youth Vs. Apocalypse

Get up and vote.

Watch, share, comment and amplify Youth Vs Apocalypse’s song ft. youth ages 6-19, Raka Dun, The Alphabet Rockers, & Destiny Arts!

#ThisIsTheTime to fight cuz we have the power, and when they try to silence us we just speak louder”

Text “THETIME” to 56525 or go to thisisthetime.org or to sign our pledge!

Young people: Even if you can’t vote in this upcoming election, you can make an impact during this pivotal moment in history. You can organize adults in YOUR community to pledge to leave YOU a livable and just society.

Adults: Fight to leave us a livable and just society!

OR JOIN OUR TIK TOK CHALLENGE AT tiktok.com/@youthvsapocalypse/

Free Download on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-158858017/this-is-the-time-ft-raka-dun-alphabet-rockers

Big Shout Out to everyone who contributed to this music video!
Emcees: Dulari, Ra'Mauri, Isha, Dulce

Spoken Word by Aniya

Featuring:
Raka Dun - Raka Dun

The Alphabet Rockers (Lily, Maya, Tommy, & Kali) - Alphabet Rockers

Choreography & Dancing by Destiny Arts - Destiny Arts Center

Beat Production: Apollo Aura - @xxi.415

Mix & Mastering Engineer: Jorge Gutierrez- Mixed by Jorge Gutiérrez

Edited by Frankie Lumi Lopez - Lumi of The Peace Poets

Executive Producer Coco Peila - Coco Peila

Directed by: Mariah, Aniya, Lizbeth, Elsis, Dulce & Carolyn

We are proud to honor Grace Tabernacle Community Church SF at our 20th anniversary event for their Work in Environmental...
10/21/2020

We are proud to honor Grace Tabernacle Community Church SF at our 20th anniversary event for their Work in Environmental Justice! We applaud your faithful work in climate action and look forward to supporting and celebrating you in all of your future efforts!

Join us as we celebrate all of our congregations' collective efforts over the past 20 years at our anniversary event!
RSVP to the event here! https://cipl20thanniversaryevent.splashthat.com/

We are proud to honor Presentation Church at our 20th anniversary celebration & mobilization for their use of Solar Powe...
10/21/2020

We are proud to honor Presentation Church at our 20th anniversary celebration & mobilization for their use of Solar Power! Thank you for your faithful work in climate action. We look forward to supporting and celebrating you in all of your future efforts!

Join us as we celebrate all of our congregations' collective efforts over the past 20 years at our anniversary event! https://fb.me/e/3NsjsNXTH

Annie's Homegrown & General Mills leading the way on regenerative ag?!?!? Now *that* makes us hungry for more. "Last yea...
10/21/2020
Annie’s mac and cheese has always saved mealtime. Now it’s saving the planet

Annie's Homegrown & General Mills leading the way on regenerative ag?!?!? Now *that* makes us hungry for more.

"Last year, General Mills publicly promised to 'advance regenerative agricultural practices on 1 million acres of farmland by 2030.' (To put that figure in perspective, in the U.S. today there are just 5 million acres of organic farmland.)"

Thanks for this #climatesolutions reporting, Fast Company

Here’s how the General Mills subsidiary is going beyond organic and leading the packaged food industry toward regenerative agriculture.

10/20/2020
Tri-Valley Air Quality Community Alliance

Your thoughts needed! If you live or work/will go back to work one day in the Tri-Valley, take the quick survey and share with friends, co-workers and neighbors. This is your air quality we're talking about!

If you live or work in the Tri-Valley (Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton or San Ramon), please participate in our Air Quality Survey. We'd like to know your thoughts about our local air quality, what influences it, and how you are affected by it. We want your input to build a better understanding of the problem and potential solutions. Please visit our website, www.tvaqca.org, and click on the link to take the survey (English and Spanish versions available. It only takes about 10 minutes. Thanks for your help!

Most teens are #votelessnotvoiceless, but they sure are knowledgeable about the world and impacts of grown-up decisions....
10/19/2020
Stories

Most teens are #votelessnotvoiceless, but they sure are knowledgeable about the world and impacts of grown-up decisions. Check out these stories and vote Yes on Prop 18.

Today is also the last day to register to vote in CA! (But you can still do in-person registration on election day.)

#faithclimatejusticevoter

Voteless youth are sharing their stories about environmental issues that impact them, and inspiring voters to cast their ballot with the future of our blue planet in mind.

Interesting response from within the Jewish community for a fair & free election. Your faith community have something si...
10/15/2020
A Jewish Foundation Campaigns to Protect the Right to Vote

Interesting response from within the Jewish community for a fair & free election. Your faith community have something similar?

The Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah is educating clergy on election procedures -- and asking Jewish offices to close on Nov. 3.

10/14/2020

Wow! Our panelists gave us invaluable insight into the goings-on (and not) on environmental policy and empowered us to keep up the good work. We can't go back in time, but we can give you the link to watch it at your leisure.

Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/pKb8M48OiMjuKe2A8ek4xpZNn4OyLlBY8r71kvm3PH5PRWf_fu5o2scZTif-5Wut.iceaG-HAbAvR29WR Access Passcode: LeE*o%[email protected]

Thank you Melissa of California League of Conservation Voters, Dan of Environment California, Katie (of too many things to link!), Maro of Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling and Genevieve of ECO Consult

Shouldn't be missed: Stockton City Council is moving forward in #CommunityChoiceEnergy! Such a clear piece by Davis, The...
10/08/2020
Stockton takes a big step toward local clean energy - Clean Power Exchange

Shouldn't be missed: Stockton City Council is moving forward in #CommunityChoiceEnergy!

Such a clear piece by Davis, The Climate Center (in Clean Power Exchange) and great quote from Jonathan Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton's Environmental Justice Project.

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Stockton’s City Council unanimously approved a resolution selecting a consultant to complete a feasibility study on launching a Community Choice Energy program in Stockton. Enabled by state law, the program would allow the City to procure power on behalf of residents, busines...

Can you congregation accept this challenge? We're here to help with the process (we sure do love it when CA congregation...
10/08/2020

Can you congregation accept this challenge? We're here to help with the process (we sure do love it when CA congregations win!)

Is your congregation clearing the skies by caring for Creation? Win $1,000 in @interfaithpower Cool Congregations Challenge. Your congregation is eligible if it has finished an energy efficiency, renewable energy, or grounds and water conservation project this year, or if it has engaged your community in response to climate change. There is also a planning category for those who have recently finished their energy audit and developed plans for improvements. https://www.coolcongregations.org/the-challenge/
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ENERGY STAR Alabama Interfaith Power and Light California Interfaith Power & Light Faith in Place Georgia Interfaith Power & Light Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light Iowa Interfaith Power & Light Interfaith Power & Light (MD.DC.NoVA) Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light, Inc Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light NC Interfaith Power & Light New Hampshire Interfaith Power & Light SC Interfaith Power & Light Texas Interfaith Power and Light Virginia Interfaith Power & Light @vVermont Interfaith Power & Light West Virginia Interfaith Power & Light Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
#coolcongregationschallenge #actonclimate #environmentaljustice #climatejustice #climatechange #climatechangesolutions #coolcongregations

CA Executive Orders keep coming! Gov Gavin Newsom just issued another Creation-protecting Executive Order, including a g...
10/07/2020
California Governor Gavin Newsom Orders 30% Of State’s Lands Be Preserved By 2030

CA Executive Orders keep coming! Gov Gavin Newsom just issued another Creation-protecting Executive Order, including a goal of conserving 30% of Cal's land and coastal water by 2030.

#creationcare

California Governor Gavin Newsom On Wednesday announced a new to preserve and protect 30% of the state’s lands and also its nearshore waters. He called it “30 by 30,” meaning the …

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Happy Earth Day! Love & Heal the Planet
Why don't I see your collaboration for Earth Day w UCC - Three great loves/plant a tree campaign 4/17-26/20???
My California pride is increasing as I research voting in preparation of our e-blast: did you know that you can still vote in *this* election if you missed the registration cutoff? It's called "conditional voter registration" and you do it and vote at your county elections office or a designated satellite location, through Nov 6.
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