Environmental Resource: Interfaith Power & Light
Hawai‘i Interfaith Power and Light, the state chapter of the national Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) network, provides a wealth of environmental stewardship information useful to local churches. This organization began in the Episcopal church in 1996 and has spread across the country. Their Mission Statement reads: "As faithful stewards of aloha aina (the living earth community, Hawai‘i Interfaith Power and Light engages faith communities to raise awareness of global warming and create inspirational solutions."
Click HERE to view the Interfaith Power and Light national website.
Take the Paris Pledge:
In 2016, Interfaith Power and Light Executive Director Susan Stephenson called upon individuals and congregations to sign the Paris Pledge to cut their carbon emissions in half by 2030 and to be carbon neutral by 2050. More than 4,500 congregations and households have signed the pledge, which came out of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, France.
Climate change is a moral issue and one that faith communities all over America are championing. Our actions can change the world, and together we will protect our climate for our children and future generations.