Interfaith Power and Light: Renewal Project| 9mins
Director: Marty Ostrow & Terry Kay Rockefeller | Producer: Marty Ostrow & Terry Kay Rockefeller
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United States
While much of the religious-environmental movement is local, Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) has grown to national proportions. The affiliates help people of faith reduce their use of fossil fuels and increase their reliance on renewable energy in all aspects of their lives. At their annual gathering in Washington, DC, IPL leaders lobby Congress for legislative reforms to bring America into line with energy policies to reduce pollution and reverse climate change. Interfaith Power and Light began in 1998 with Episcopal Power and Light and the support of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, as a coalition of Episcopal churches aggregated to purchase renewable energy. In 2001, California Interfaith Power and Light was established, to reach out to people of all faiths in California to organize and promote positive environmental change around energy and global warming.