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In Light of the Gospel: Solar Energy and the Stewardship of Creation

Solar energy is a potential win/win for churches everywhere,” Elizabeth Scribner noted at a Diocesan Convention workshop"Solar energy is a potential win/win for churches everywhere,” Elizabeth Scribner noted at a Diocesan Convention workshop. “Christians can help heal God’s creation while saving their churches money that would be better spent on ministries than utilities.”

As a member of the Diocesan Task Force for the Stewardship of Creation, I had the pleasure of introducing Elizabeth—who is also my wife—at the Task Force’s workshop on solar energy for churches. Elizabeth’s father, Sam Yates, our fellow parishioner at Cathedral Church of the Advent, founded Eagle Solar & Light in 2016 to provide solar energy and LED lighting to residences, businesses, nonprofits, and churches. While pursuing herPhD in Mathematics at UAB, Elizabeth serves as Eagle Solar & Light’s Technical Adviser.


IPL Announces 2016 Cool Congregation Winners

Each year Interfaith Power & Light selects congregations from across the country for achieving sustainability goals. Here are the 2016 winners.

Community Inspiration - 2016 Cool Congregation

Community United Church of Christ (CUCC) took to heart the mission of making the world a better place. They did this in two ways:

  • Installing solar panels to reduce the church’s own carbon footprint and
  • Helping those in their community most impacted by climate change to weatherize their homes.


Emory Student Launches Lenten Carbon Fast

Looking for a meaningful way to participate in Lent? Participate in our Lenten Carbon Fast. The fast will be distributed via weekly emails and will encourage people to think spiritually, intellectually, and physically about ways to care for the earth and live sustainably. Each weekly email will highlight one aspect of environmental sustainability to focus on and will include scripture readings, a devotional, suggestions for practical action steps to take to reduce your environmental impact, and an optional community event at Candler School of Theology. This fast is designed to allow you to customize your experience, so no need to abandon your car or stop heating your home. Learn some fast, easy, and inexpensive ways to reduce your personal environmental footprint. To participate in this fast, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text62129+'<\/a>'; //--> . We hope you will join us!


U.S. Jesuits, Red Cloud Indian School and St. Francis Mission Call Dakota Access Pipeline Decision “Morally Unacceptable”

The Jesuits of the U.S., together with the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation and St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation, are deeply concerned by the recent decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision to issue an easement allowing the pipeline to cross under the Missouri River north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is a direct response to President Trump’s January 24 Presidential Memorandum urging the Army Corps to expedite the review and approval process.


16 Congregations Receive GIPL Matching Grants

First UMC Lawrenceville Grant Award PictureGIPL is excited to announce the 16 congregational recipients of our Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grants. This grant cycle was one of our most competitive, with 21 applications received and over $140,000 in requests! The $55,000 in matching grants will go towards projects across Georgia aimed at reducing energy bills and carbon emissions. More than 50% will fund LED lighting upgrades, and almost 25% will fund installing attic insulation. Look for future blog posts highlighting each faith community!


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