2014 Fall Meeting Links

Energy Advocacy

Interfaith Power and Light
The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. This campaign intends to protect the earth’s ecosystems, safeguard the health of all Creation, and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all.

Visit the regional chapter that works with the Metro-DC area at:
Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light

Groundswell organizes local groups to purchase clean power solutions.To drive a clean economy that’s accessible to all communities and in response to our participant requests, Groundswell Energy – into markets that include DE, NJ, DC, MD and PA.

The Climate Reality Project is a diverse group of passionate individuals who have come together to help solve the greatest challenge of our time. The are cultural leaders, marketers, organizers, scientists, storytellers and more, and we are committed to building a better future together.

The Rights of Mother Earth is a policy document effectively used by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund to prevent Fracking in the western U.S.A.. It has been adopted by Ecuador and embedded into the constitution of Bolivia. The United Nations is currently considering its approval.

Food Sovereignty

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced.

Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a national non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture.

Interfaith Power & Light’s Cool Harvests Program promotes climate-friendly food choices and earth care.
IPL has also shared the book, Thanking God with Integrity:Volume 2, Table Grace in a World of Struggling with Climate Change. Follow the link to download your copy.

Congregational Life

The United Church of Christ’s Environmental Ministries information page, including the history and present of our advocacy and congregational life.  See our links on Green Justice Congregations and Earthwise Congregations.

Lenten Carbon Fast calendar from Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light used by Cleveland Park Congregational during Lent 2014.

Hymns by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette: Carolyn shares her worship music resources on many topics of environmental justice and climate care.

Sacred Seeds: The Difference Between Heirloom, Hybrid, and GMOs, and article from IPL’s Cool Harvest program on seeds and harvest.

Cool Harvest Movie Kit–Follow this link to download yours!

Cool Harvest Faith Garden Stories

Ecojustice Outreach

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement in this unique region that surrounds our nation’s capital to call for state, national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability.

The Waterkeeper Alliance, and the local chapters for our region:
The Potomac/Shenadoah Riverkeeper
The Anacostia Riverkeeper

The Center for Watershed Protection takes a practical approach to complex, technical watershed management issues; providing collaborative leadership across disciplines and professions with a commitment to protect, restore and enhance our streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and bays.

Sing for the Climate is a big songfest that first took place on September 22 and 23 2012 in Belgium. More than 80.000 people in more than 180 Belgian cities and communities sang the song “Do it Now”, urging politicians to take more ambitious climate measures both on local, national and international level. This video is a synthesis of recordings that were made in all locations. The success of ‘Sing for the Climate’ proves that a mass mobilization around climate change is still possible even after the COP15 in Copenhagen.

Rev. Marjani Dele’s reflections from the 2014 Climate March in New York City

Greening Your Building/Greening your Grounds

IPL’s Cool Congregations is a stewardship program designed to help congregations engage their members in caring for Creation by reducing their individual greenhouse gas emissions.

Eco-Justice Ministries’ Greening your Church resources provide a quick-start approach to beginning the journey towards a “green” campus

Watershed Forestry Resource Guide is a partnership between The Center for Watershed Protection and the US Forest Service, working to maintain and regrow urban forest canopies and maintain urban watersheds (and much more!).

Sustaining America’s Urban Trees and Forests, a publication from the US Department of Agriculture, on the essential ecological, economic, and social benefits provided by urban trees and forests.

The Energy Path to Better Financial Stewardship is a pilot program in the Central Atlantic Conference-UCC

National Utilities Refund  is a third-party provider of utility cost audits (not affiliated with the Potomac Association or UCC)