Meet Amy: H-IPL Program Manager

Amy is part of the creation care team at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (UMC) in Indianapolis and has chaired the statewide UMC Creation Care Committee. As a workshop facilitator, she leads programs on social justice and environmental sustainability for both the United Methodist Church and Awakening the Dreamer. She has served on the Board of the Heartlands Group of the Sierra Club.

Amy has a Masters in Counseling from Christian Theological Seminary, where she has also been Alumni Board President. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Butler University.  She is a licensed therapist and trauma specialist, who debriefs employees in the workplace after traumatic incidents.  

Amy is excited to be part of the H-IPL team and will be organizing the H-IPL 2018 Workshop Series. In addition, she will be working to strengthen our relationship with congregations, with our faith-based affiliates and with our other partners to assure that we are an effective faith-based voice on climate change in Indiana.

Welcome, Amy Barnes!

John H. Dane CAE

Executive Director

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Do you care about the environment, public health, faith, and social justice? 

This September, join students from universities and seminaries across Indiana for a weekend filled with fun, connection, and to participate in the movement to move Indiana to 100% renewable energy! We will be leaving from Indianapolis on Friday, September 15, 2017, at noon and travel towards Evansville, Indiana and back. We will experience the good, the bad, and the ugly of Indiana's energy economy on this trip.

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On June 13th, hundreds of people from across the nation, including me and several other Hoosiers, will be meeting with members of Congress in Washington, D.C. to push for a revenue-neutral carbon fee.  Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light supports both local, statewide and national initiatives to address Climate Change and in 2016, the HIPL board endorsed Carbon Fee and Dividend as one policy solution. 

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Media Advisory: Indiana Clergy and Faith Leaders to Urge Indiana Governor to Veto solar-killing Senate Bill 309. Indiana’s Growing Renewable Energy Economy is at Stake

Despite widespread opposition across the state, Indiana Senate Bill 309 is headed to Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk to be signed into law or be vetoed. This legislation will end solar incentives in Indiana, placing our state further behind when it comes to creating clean energy jobs, protecting our sacred Earth, and giving Hoosiers more energy freedom and choice. Congregations and faith leaders across Indiana have begun to embrace solar power, allowing people of faith to free up more resources for ministry while using pollution-free energy.

What:

Press conference and petition delivery by Indiana Faith Leaders asking Governor Holcomb to Veto SB 309

Who:

Rev. Mike Bowling, Englewood Christian Church

Rev. Dr. Phil Amerson, United Methodist Pastor

Mike Oles III, Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light

Dori Chandler, Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

When:

Tuesday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m.

Where:

Second Floor, Indiana State House Rotunda, near Governor’s office

Why:

Indiana’s rooftop solar industry is at stake. Congregations are using solar power to power their buildings, care for God’s creation and save money for their missions. Faith leaders want net metering to be preserved and Indiana’s solar transformation to continue. Faith leaders will deliver 2,000 petitions from people of faith asking Gov. Holcomb to veto SB 309.

For more information, contact MIke Oles, 317-281-0568

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On Wednesday, March 22, hundreds of people showed up and dozens of Hoosiers testified against SB 309 at the Indiana House Utilities Committee Meeting. The blog is testimony from H-IPL supporter Jane Martin, who had to leave the hearing before her testimony could be given. Picture: State Rep. David Ober (R-Albion), chair of the House Utilities committee, overlooks large crowd at SB 309 hearing. 


 

I’ve spent my entire career financing and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. 

SB309 kills the incentives for one of Indiana’s newest, fastest growth industries – Solar.  Grandfathering existing systems helps but five years from now solar producers will be sending power to the grid for 4.375 cents/kw and paying 11.5 cents – quite a profit margin guarantee for Duke,etc.! 

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