Vermont Interfaith Power & Light

A faith-based response to global warming

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.  VTIPL seeks to empower members of these 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.   

Vermont Interfaith Power & Light (VTIPL) exists to serve Vermont faith communities in their efforts to address the climate crisis.  VTIPL helps faith communities and their individual members to be better stewards of Creation by using energy wisely, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Building Local Resilience --

Inspiring Climate Action!

This is the theme of Vermont Interfaith Power and Light's Fall Conference 2017 This year's event will take place on Saturday, October 21, from 10am to 4pm. at First Congregational Church, 3624 Main St., Manchester, Vermont.

We are excited to have the former Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Deb Markowitz as our Keynote Speaker.

Deb Markowitz, Former Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Deb Markowitz is a Visiting Professor of Environmental Policy and Leadership at the University of Vermont’s (UVM) Rubenstein  School of Environment and Natural Resources. Deb joined  UVM following a long career in public service.  She was elected  Vermont’s Secretary of State six times, serving from 1999- 2011. In 2011 Deb was appointed Secretary of the Vermont  Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), where she served until 2017.

For a complete bio of our keynote speaker, more information about the Conference, to download a Conference Flyer, and for registration information,please follow this link 

Fall Conference 2017

Registration Is Now Open

Register Online or

download a printed form from the Event Page Fall Conference 2017  

to register by mail

 

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.

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