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SCB Engages Religious Leaders to Help Protect Elephants

Stop Ivory PoachingDemand for ivory in Asia for religious purposes threatens elephants in Africa

Elephant poaching and ivory smuggling in Africa are at their highest levels in more than a decade, according to a 2012 report from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

The illegal trade in ivory, fueled in part by demand in Asia for ivory-made religious products, threatens the survival of elephant populations across the African continent.

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GIPL's New Natural Gas Partnership can save local Faith-Based Institutions Thousands of Dollars

Georgia Interfaith Power & Light is proud to partner with the ANBC Group, which works to secure lower natural gas rates for faith-based organizations and commercial clients.

For the past 9 years, GIPL has helped you cut your energy bills by finding ways for you to use less energy in your congregation and in your homes. But there are two ways to cut your energy bills, use less and pay less. Our new partnership with the ANBC Group is going to help your faith community pay less for natural gas. To read GIPL's position on Natural Gas click here.

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Plenty of talk about the weather, but not much on climate

The weather is our nation’s favorite topic for small talk, and there’s been plenty to discuss in this year of record-setting temperatures, wildfires, drought and storms.

Yet when it comes to talking about the larger, long-term implications of the weather – that is, climate change – our leaders shy away from the issue. The economy is the top issue on many Americans’ minds this fall, and rightly so. But we understand that when a majority of the nation’s counties are declared disaster areas and farmers lose crops due to widespread drought, there’s a direct tie between disruptive weather, jobs and even our food supply.

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Central Presbyterian in Atlanta Goes Solar

Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Atlanta is the latest Georgia congregation to go solar. The church mounted two sets of solar thermal collectors last April on the rooftops of the Campbell-Egan and Oglesby buildings.

This installation is made possible by the Grants to Green program of the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. It will take care of Central's substantial hot water needs, including hot water for Central’s main kitchen, which provides daily meals for the Child Development Center and Sunday lunch for the congregation; the Central Night Shelter, including water for the kitchen, showers, and clean towels for shelter guests; and hand washing and other general use by Central staff and visitors 7 days a week throughout the church.

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