March 2018


Is your congregation planning a garden?  Is it a wildflower, community, food or native plant garden or other or a combo?  Do you do anything for the bees? We are preparing for Earth Day we a theme of BEE Green.  Please let Amy Barnes, Program Manager know what your congregation is doing and of course, I'd love some pictures.  Send to Amy Barnes.

Volunteer Opening for Financial Person 2018

Are you a "Numbers Person"? Do you enjoy working with finances? Are you interested in helping us make an impact?  Then WE NEED YOU!!  Interfaith Power & Light is searching for a new Treasurer to join our team. This is a great opportunity for anyone versed in finances/accounting to use their skills to assist us in our mission and make an impact on climate change.

Without good budgeting and financial management, we cannot run an effective organization, and we NEED your help


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March 1  Environmentally Responsible Investing for Congregations Workshop  New H-IPL Workshop with Julie Singer with Ramond James Environmentally responsible ways to invest endowment funds and other pools of money.  Sponsored by Indy Green congregations and Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light.  St. Luke's UMC in Indianapolis 

March 3 Green Team Basics: Creation Care 101If you or anyone in your congregation has ever thought of starting or has recently launched a green team or if your green team needs a boost, this workshop is for you.  Presented by Amy Barnes, Program Manager, Hoosier Interfaith and Light.  Sponsored by H-IPL and the Eastside Creation Care Network. St. Mathews Episcopal Church Indy   

March 8  Water Quality and Storm Management Challenges in Howard County Sarah Brichford, Field Technician for the Howard County StormwaterDistrict will focus on stormwater management in the county and how it impacts water quality.  She will review some of the water quality challenges driven by climate change. She will help us understand some of the local management tools used to help prevent water pollution from storm runoff. Sponsored by  Kokomo Creation Care, an affiliate of Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light. Christ Lutheran Church in Kokomo.

March 9 Clean Disruption: Energy and TransportationAward-winning author and lecturer from Stanford University, Tony Seba. Why the industrial age of energy and transportation will be over by 2030. Based on the #1 bestseller by the same author. Epworth UMC Indy

March 10  Plant a Seed and Feed the Need  Pilgrim Baptist Church Victory Garden and Ricky Kemery, Former extension education for horticulture at the Allen County Branch of the Purdue Extension Service for over 23 years. Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your growing garden, and harvest your bounty! Pilgrim Baptist Church of Fort Wayne

March 10 Clean and Affordable Energy for All Day of Action  Pastor Booker Vance, who led a winning fight in Illinois for the Future Energy Jobs Act, which moved Illinois closer to 100% renewable energy and created thousands of clean energy jobs in low-income communities will speak. Second, we will go knock doors and talk to Indy residents about IPL's proposed rate hikes and what we can do about it. If door-to-door isn't your cup of tea you will be able to make calls or write letters to the editor. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Indy

March 12 Citizen's Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting  Unitarian Universalist Church Indy

March 15  Indy Green Congregations Steering Committee  All are welcome. Indy Green Congregations is an affiliate of Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light and is composed of congregations of all faiths in the Indianapolis area. Location TBD

March 24  Using Energy Prudently Northwest Indiana People of faith seek to live as good stewards of creation, beginning with their own buildings. But it can be hard to “walk that talk” with older facilities, lean budgets, and a fixed pool of volunteers. Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light offers Using Energy Prudently to help guide you through the process of becoming a congregation that both teaches and lives environmental stewardship. Please join us for this valuable workshop! Purchase your ticket today! New Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Merrillville

April 21 Earth Day 2018 in Indy   The focus of the H-IPL booth will be BEE GREEN CONGREGATIONS We will have information on what congregations are doing to develop gardens and how your congregation could start a garden - for food, community gardens and gardens that serve food pantries, native gardens, gardens to save water - so many types.  AND all in a way that saves the bees. Please let us know what your congregation is doing! Military Park, Indy

October 6  Creation Care & Climate Change Symposium  Save the Date.  More Info Soon.  St. Mary's College, Notre Dame.

For details and more events check out the H-IPL Calendar.

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