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Faith in a Changing Climate Reception

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Iowa Interfaith Power & Light’s Annual Faith in a Changing Climate Reception will be held on Sunday, May 7 at the Crown Point Community Center, 6300 Pioneer Parkway, in Johnston from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Our keynote speaker for the event is Rev. Booker Steven Vance, Policy Director for Faith in Place in Chicago, Illinois.

This year’s event will feature awards for two Climate Champions:

  • Senator Rob Hogg, state senator from Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Church of the Resurrection in Dubuque, Iowa

Reservations for the event are $60 per person, which includes refreshments. ($25 of your reservation supports the mission of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light and is tax-deductible). Please note any dietary restrictions (gluten free, dairy free, vegan, etc.) in the “Notes” box on the registration form.

Host levels are available for this reception:

  • Champion – $2500
  • Protector – $1200
  • Patron – $600
  • Guardian – $250

Benefits at the Champion, Protector, and Patron levels include a table of up to eight people. Guardian Hosts will receive two reservations.

Reservations are necessary. Register here

 

 

 

Nebraska and Iowa IPL are partnering to bring Cool Congregations training workshop to Omaha on October 28! If you are in western Iowa – Join us! We have room for 4 Iowa congregations at this special event. Contact Sarah at programs@iowaipl.org to apply for a spot for a team from your congregation.

Make your congregation a Cool Congregation!

Add a new twist to your stewardship commitments …

  • Pledge to care for Creation
  • Prevent pollution
  • Save money

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Iowa collectively prevented 67 tons of carbon pollution and an average of $200 on participant utility bills the first year. They built community and had fun doing it!

At the train the trainers Cool Congregations workshop:

Learn how to guide your congregation through the process:

  • Calculate your carbon footprint
  • Find ways to reduce it
  • Pledge these reductions to your faith community

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Where: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5410 Corby St., Omaha, NE 68104

Lunch 12:30pm: Join us for lunch to network and support the delicious ministry of Table Grace with fresh local foods. Bring $5 cash to pay for the lunch.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Nebraska IPL the event fee has been discounted to only $15 per person. Contact Sarah at programs@iowaipl.org to apply and register.

 Training Includes:

  • Cool Congregations e-book
  • Additional resources including slides for your educational programming
  • Cool Congregations Carbon Calculator designed especially for Iowa

You will receive a checklist to assess your own energy use once you register. Please fill it out with your own energy use history and bring it to the workshop so we can calculate your footprint.

Download a brochure to share with your congregation.

For more information contact Sarah at programs@iowaipl.org