We will be joined by four special guests: Rabbi Marvin Goodman and Rev. John Current will be sharing with us how they’ve equipped their congregations to serve as Resilience Hubs. Rev. Dr. Ambrose Carroll of Green The Church and Rev. Heather Lee of SFCARD will also share their experiences and knowledge helping congregations become resilient. We will also learn about neighborhood, city, and governmental partnerships, how to fund and finance these projects, and some of the tips, and lessons learned from those who have pioneered the projects, failed, and succeeded in different ways.
Faith Climate Action Week (April 14 – 23) is ten days in April during Earth Month when houses of worship from all over the United States focus on how we can all take action to protect our common home. This year’s theme is: Living the Golden Rule: Just Transition to a clean energy economy.
!Esta disponible tambinen en Español aqui! La Semana de Acción Religiosa por el Clima es la principal semana de acción por el clima de Interfaith Power & Light: sermones, servicios de adoración, eventos educativos y acciones prácticas para mostrar que las personas religiosas están liderando el camino para sanar nuestro clima. Es un período de 10 días de actividades en celebración del Día de la Tierra. A través de las acciones de personas como usted, la Semana de Acción Religiosa por el Clima ha llegado a cerca de 2 millones de personas con más de 5,000 sermones y charlas sobre el manejo del clima y la Tierra en todo el país.
Lots of resources are available on sample sermons, advocacy actions, event topic and more! The highlighted film for Faith Climate Action Week is “Current Revolution”, demonstrating the practical shift to renewable energy happening in the U.S. IPL Board Chairman, The Rev. Gerald Durley, is featured! Check out the trailer and order the DVD here.
California congregations always show up in big numbers for Faith Climate Action Week. Join the fun and participate by signing up here. If you have any questions, contact us: Gregory – No Cal Director – firstname.lastname@example.org or Allis – So Cal Director – email@example.com.
The shift to electric vehicles is happening and rebates and incentives abound to make it happen! Attend “EV Webinar: Driving California Forward” on March 14 at 6pm and hear the latest.
Transportation accounts for nearly 40% of climate-changing emissions, and clean cars are key to improving public health and tackling the climate crisis. California is committed to 100% EV sales by 2035 and the faith community is working to ensure that this transition is a reality for all people regardless of their income bracket.
On March 14, we will highlight the public health impact of transportation pollution, as well as the many rebates available for clean new or used vehicles. This is a webinar you won’t want to miss!
–When: Tuesday, March 14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
–Who: for folks in SCE/So Cal territory
- Veatrice Jews, Inland Empire Concerned African-American Churches
- Michelle Pierce, Inland Empire Electric Vehicle Association
- Chris Chavez, Coalition for Clean Ai
- Michelle Mata, Center for Sustainable Energy
- Allis Druffel, California Interfaith Power & Light
Very Important: Rates are changing affecting solar for congregations! – Attend the Solar Webinar on Thursday, Feb 9
As you may have heard, the California Public Utilities Commission last year sided with utilities and voted to reduce the credit for consumer-generated solar power sent to the grid (Net Metering) by 75% starting mid-April. This change will have serious financial impacts for houses of worship and others considering going solar. But the good news is there are still ways to make solar affordable – especially if you act now.
California Interfaith Power & Light has partnered with RE-volv to help congregations finance solar for no upfront costs for more than a decade, and this partnership is more important than ever. That’s why we have organized a webinar for February 9th with RE-volv and other partners for congregations to get the scoop and make a plan now to go solar, before the new policy takes effect. We especially welcome congregations located in under-served communities of color. Details:
-Date/Time: Thursday, Feb. 9, 11:00am
—Pastor Curtis Robinson, Faith Baptist Church, Oakland
—Rev. Dr. Ambrose Carroll, Founder, Green the Church
—Representatives from RE-volv and CIPL
Click here to RSVP and more info, including a great video from RE-volv
This event will feature an interfaith panel discussion and QnA on how the faith community can help overcome hate and reduce violence. Speakers include: Sharon Matsushige Crandall, PRISM Restorative Justice; Umar Hakim, LA Voice; Rabbi Sarah Hronsky, Board of Rabbis of Southern California; Tal Lavin, author of “Culture Warlords”; Antoinette Scully, UU Women’s Federation; and Rev. Vernon Kemp, Pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Tarzana.
Coordinated by CIPL’s friends at Interfaith Solidarity Network.
Tuesday, January 17, 8:30am – Zoom