Iowa Interfaith Power & Light Chapters

Iowa Interfaith Power & Light is excited to be forming chapters around the state of Iowa to connect you with others in your area who care for our common home.

Join an Iowa IPL Chapter in your area or start a chapter of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light in your area! Contact Sarah Paulos at programs@iowaipl.org to get started.

Watch the Iowa IPL newsletter and web calendar for notices of meetings.

An Iowa IPL Chapter is a city-wide interfaith “green team” made up of members from local congregations and religious organizations.

The purpose of an Iowa IPL chapter is to build and strengthen regional networks of people of faith wanting to act together to heal the climate. Members of these chapters offer one another mutual support, resources, and encouragement through regular meetings and through joint planning of events.

Dubuque Chapter

Iowa IPL awarded the Dubuque Chapter for their success!

Join the first Chapter of Iowa IPL in Dubuque!

Meetings: 2nd Sunday of the month from 3pm – 4:30pm at area congregations

Contact: Mary Armstrong at mta1246@yahoo.com or RRS Stewart at countess14@hotmail.com

The Dubuque Chapter held a Green Team training that drew 80 participants! They designed their own assessment of how green their congregations are and could be, and are drilling down on waste reduction through their reusable bag campaign. They’ve hosted speakers, tabled at events, and been invited to local talk shows.

Click here to learn more about the Dubuque Chapter’s amazing work!

Creation Care of Pella, a Chapter of Iowa IPL

Join Creation Care of Pella!

First Brainstorming Session!

They conducted a successful tour of solar facilities in Pella drawing over 60 people and have gotten the go ahead to start planning a community solar garden! See photos from the solar tour here. They also intend to take part in a unique way in the famous Tulip Festival Parades in the spring to bring awareness to clean energy solutions.

Meetings: 4th Tuesday of the month at 5pm at area congregations

Contact: Jim Zaffiro at ZaffiroJ@central.edu or Liz Vande Kieft at vandekieftl@central.edu

 

 

Iowa City/Coralville Area Chapter of Iowa IPL

Touring LED lighting in Sanctuary of St. Patrick’s Church, Gold LEED certified

Join this group drawing participants from all over Johnson County!

They have toured three local congregations so far to see innovative energy saving features, from a net zero energy new building with geothermal and a solar field, to a gold LEED certified building, to a building with a new boiler system that cuts energy use dramatically! They are hosting Iowa IPL’s new advocacy workshop, COMMON GOOD, April 13, 2019, and are planning a contest between congregations to reduce food waste and methane at the landfill.

Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month, 7pm – 8:30pm at area congregations

Contact: Sally Hartman or Rev. Erika Uthe

Invite Iowa IPL to start a Chapter in your region! Contact Sarah at programs@iowaipl.org.