Vermont Interfaith Power and Light

A faith-based response to global climate change

Vermont Interfaith Power & Light (VTIPL) works to help members of Vermont's faith and spiritual communities understand that the climate crisis which is threatening the world is, at heart, a spiritual crisis. This spiritual crisis demands recognition that: Earth is a precious gift; global climate change is a moral challenge; global climate change is disrupting the natural balance; we live our faith through our actions; and there is no peace without a planet.

VTIPL seeks to empower members of faith and spiritual communities to advocate for our Earth and future generations. VTIPL helps people take action in their houses of worship, homes, and workplaces to conserve energy, use it efficiently, and increase the use of renewable energy.   

Welcome to Vermont Interfaith Power & Light (VTIPL)

  Save the Date!

 Vermont Interfaith Power and Light 2018 Conference:

 A Just Economy to Achieve Climate Goals

 

 Saturday, October 13, 2018

 Faith United Methodist Church

899 Dorset Street, South Burlington

 Keynote Speaker: George Lakey

 Author of Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right - and How We Can, Too 

 

 Conference includes workshops, catered lunch, music,

sponsors' exhibits, book table, and more! 

Details will be in the email newsletter.

Download and print a "Save the Date" flier to post from the list of files

at the bottom of this page.

Congregations Invited to Sponsor Conference


As we did last year, VTIPL is inviting congregations to be sponsors of the annual conference. The list of congregations that sponsor by donating $50.00 or more will be included in the conference program and posted on VTIPL's website. These sponsorships help cover the costs of holding the conference, and the support is greatly appreciated!

A sponsor form can be downloaded from the list below.

For more informatiom, conact info@vtipl.org 

 

 The Katy Gerke

Memorial Program

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light has received funding from a generous donor to establish The Katy Gerke Memorial Program to help Christian churches make energy efficiency improvements in their buildings. Each year our Katy Gerke Memorial Program will provide a limited number of matching grant awards to churches in Vermont and twelve New Hampshire towns* for energy audits or energy efficiency improvements.

A printable brochure, containing a description and an outline of the program, and grant application forms are available through here: Katie Gerke Memorial Program.  

*New Hampshire towns: Bath, Charleston, Claremont, Cornish, Hanover, Haverhill, Lebanon, Lyme, New London, Oxford, Piermont, and Plainfield.

Climate Change & Health Documents

Changes to the website of the Environmental Protection Agency have raised concerns about the availability of educational material related to the impact of climate change on human health. To be sure that they remain available some have downloaded the documents and made them available. We have posted a number of them in our Resources Section. You can find them by clicking this link Climate Change and Health Documents from the EPA.

Energy Assessments

One of the ways VTIPL helps congregations is by providing energy assessments of houses of worship and other religious buildings. The service is free to congregations that request this assistance. VTIPL asks each participating congregation to commit to using the recommendations to guide their ongoing efforts to improve the energy efficiency of their religious building. Click the file attachment below for the form to request an energy assessment; send an email to info@vtipl.org for more information.

2017 Fall Conference

VTIPL's 2017 annual conference was held on October 21 in Manchester, VT. with the theme "Building Local Resilience -- Inspiring Climate Action!" 

A video of the keynote address can be viewed here:
2017 Keynote Address
Photos from our day together can be seen at
Fall Conference 2017 Photos
Information about our 2017 Conference can be seen at 
Fall Conference 2017 Information

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