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Join us for the next Food, Faith, Climate workshop in West Des Moines on July 8!

When: Saturday, July 8, 10am – 12 noon

Where: Valley United Methodist Church, 4201 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines

Cost: FREE thanks to generous sponsorship by the Board of Church and Society of the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church!

Food • Faith • Climate: Connecting the Dots is for anyone who would like to cut the carbon from their food practices. Carbon emissions that is! We examine how our food practices contribute to climate change, and how our faith traditions call us to respond with practical solutions. Then we look at our own food practices and create a plan for more climate-friendly actions.

Download a flyer to share here.

Register here for the Food, Faith, Climate workshop.





Join us for our new workshop: The Good Life Redefined!

Attend Iowa Interfaith Power & Light’s workshop to learn how our “stuff” contributes to climate change, and how our faith traditions call us call us to reconnect with what is meaningful to live in harmony with the earth and each other. Together we will examine the Good Life, and make a plan to create a more JOYFUL life that is easier on the planet.

Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 322 N 16th St , Clarinda

When: Sunday, July 9, 1-3pm

Cost: Suggested donation of $20 per person, please bring your donation to the door of the event. If you are writing a check, please make payable to Iowa Interfaith Power & Light. Thank you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for The Good Life Redefined.

Consider bringing a team from your congregation.

Download a flyer to share here.

Co-sponsors: St. Clare Catholic Parish, Clarinda, First United Church of Christ, Red Oak, Villisca United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women

The workshop includes tips, resources and a handy wallet guide for more climate-friendly choices.

Refreshments provided.

Read more about the program here.

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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 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 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