Iowa IPL Names New Director

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

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...

Pella Solar Tour a Success!

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...

Why Julia Cares for Creation

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...

Saving Money and Saving the Earth

Saving Money and Saving the Earth

St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Norwalk, Iowa is turning to solar power to save money and protect the earth. The 60kW-dc array, set to be installed this month, is expected to offset 37% of the congregation’s electricity and save them $2,000 each year.  Though...

Iowa IPL Meetups

Iowa IPL Meetups

Iowa IPL works to equip and inspire people of faith to become leaders finding solutions to climate change. We’re hosting meetups across the state to bring our supporters together, to connect with like-minded individuals, and to talk about the realities of climate...

Iowa Faith Leaders Make Earth Day Call to Climate Action

Iowa Faith Leaders Make Earth Day Call to Climate Action

During the week leading up to Earth Day, more than 130 faith leaders from across Iowa signed a statement calling for action on climate change. Five of the leaders spoke Thursday at a press conference at the Iowa State Capitol releasing the statement to the public. The...

The Good Life Redefined: Rebecca’s Action Plan

The Good Life Redefined: Rebecca’s Action Plan

Rebecca Criswell, participant in The Good Life Redefined workshop in Indianola was inspired to practice contemplative silence. Read below how the action she pledged is adding more meaning and balance to her life.   At the February 5th "Good Life Redefined"...

Green Team Training Huge Success!

Green Team Training Huge Success!

The newly formed Dubuque Chapter of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light is off to a roaring start in building the movement of climate justice in Dubuque! The Chapter worked together with Iowa IPL to put on a Green Team Training event on Sunday, February 19th. It was a...

2017 Lenten Calendar

2017 Lenten Calendar

A NEW 2017 Lenten calendar is now available for use in your congregation. This year’s calendar takes its theme from our new program, The Good Life Redefined, which explores how our cultural obsession with stuff is driving climate change and how our faith traditions...

Urbandale UCC Takes Climate Pledge

Urbandale UCC Takes Climate Pledge

Urbandale United Church of Christ becomes first church in Central Iowa to adopt the Paris Climate Pledge Urbandale United Church of Christ voted to take the first step of the Paris Pledge, committing itself to reduce the carbon pollution from its church building by 50...