Thank You Sarah for 12 Years of Faith-Based Climate Action

It is with deep regret that Iowa IPL must end the position of program and outreach coordinator on December 31. (See related story of Iowa IPL’s need to reduce staff.) Sarah Paulos has served in this position and in other programming roles as an employee and volunteer...

Realigning Our Work for 2019

We live in a time of great contradictions. As Iowa IPL invests in finding and implementing faith-based solutions to climate change, we’re working hard to find a path forward among competing efforts, limited resources, deeply held political positions, and conflicting...

Sisters of Charity Win Energy Saver Award

  Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque won the runner up award in the national Interfaith Power & Light Cool Congregations contest last year in the Energy Saver category. Over the years they have improved the energy efficiency of their campus...

Interfaith Green Coalition Sponsors Speaking Series in Des Moines

Interfaith Green Coalition is again hosting a series of public discussions during the Season of Creation. Expect intriguing and challenging discussions of our shared role as stewards of God's creation. All are invited to join the group for inspiration and spiritual...

A Solar Story

By Dale Goodman, Decorah, IA             In the summer of 2014, I was outside building a retaining wall while Decorah Electric was installing a solar array across the street on the roof of First Lutheran Church. I paused and watched frequently. My wife, Susan, and I...

Eden Once Again

By Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz, Agudas Achim Congregation, Coralville, Iowa It all makes sense now. It’s winter, the snow is a foot deep and my husband and I are thankful for our four-wheel drive. The car starts without a hitch and ploughs through the snow accumulated on...

Resources for Your Congregation: The Future of Energy and More

                    In an era when it is vital to be responsible global citizens and to do our part in preserving and protecting our environment, Iowa Religious Media Services (IRMS) is intentionally building its media collection in the area of environmental justice,...

Iowa IPL Names New Director

Iowa Interfaith Power & Light (Iowa IPL) has named Matt Russell, a sustainable agriculture leader at the Drake University Agricultural Law Center, as its new executive director. Russell, a farmer and outspoken advocate for finding solutions to climate change, will...

My Experience with the Hundred Dollar Holiday

Less Stuff, Live More, Find JOY. It’s the tagline of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light’s program, The Good Life Redefined. It becomes all the more meaningful at the holidays when we are buried in stuff and yearning for JOY. I tried out an idea on my family years ago to...

Pella Solar Tour a Success!

Creation Care of Pella Creation Care of Pella, a newly forming chapter of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, organized a solar tour of the CIPCO Rural Electric Cooperative, Vermeer, and the Roe Center solar arrays on Sunday, September 10 in Pella that was attended by more...

Why Julia Cares for Creation

Julia Smith, mother of two, is her daughter’s Girl Scout troop leader, and the Charter Representative for her son’s Cub Scout Pack. She is also active in her children’s school Parent Teacher Association and works as a Dental Hygienist. “When I think of my own precious...