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Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light (H-IPL) has a very active presence in Indiana's newspapers, radio station, and television news programs.  You can find every article, segment, letter to the editor, or story about H-IPL here. 


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September 28, 2014 (Cumberland, IN) 

Cumberland First Baptist Church, a congregation deeply involved with H-IPL, received major press for new solar power installation, including a spot on the local ABC affiliate (not available on social media) and articles like "Solar Power Shines on Local Church" from Natural Awakenings.

"Not only will this solar installation pay for itself in a short number of years, it also is intended to be a model for other congregations on the viability and good sense of investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. We can help strained congregational budgets by lowering energy costs while also honoring our mandate to care for the Earth.”


 August 16, 2014 (Indianapolis, IN)

H-IPL Board Member Rev. Dennis Shock quoted in Indianapolis Star about the retirement of Indianapolis' coal-fired Harding Street Power Plant.

"It is a benefit for the health of our people and it is doing the right thing for God's creation," he said. "It can make us a first-class city."


June 20, 2014 (Bloomington, IN):

H-IPL President Dr. Rev. Lyle McKee's letter to the editor, "Carbon rules follow biblical command to take care of planet," published in Indianapolis Star

"With God’s help, and for the future of our children and grandchildren, Indiana and its leaders must forge ahead to find cleaner sources of energy."


June 14, 2014 (Across Indiana)

H-IPL profiled in article carried by numerous newspapers in Indiana, including Terre Haute Tribune Star, "Faith groups hear higher calling in climate change fight."

“Faith leaders are among the very few people who can get on a soapbox and talk to different people from different backgrounds and work to bring them to a collective point of view,” she said. “That what’s they’re called to do.”


 April 16, 2014 (Indianapolis, IN): 

H-IPL Staffer Mike Oles interviewed on WISH TV (CBS Affiliate) about Power Indy Forward rally.


January 20, 2014 (Fort Wayne, IN):

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel features Interfaith Fort Wayne in article, "Local coalition organizing to help faith groups be active stewards of the Earth"

“It basically is an effort to get more people of faith taking better care of the planet,” [Ahnee] Conner said.


January 20, 2014 (Kokomo, IN)

Kokomo Tribune profiles H-IPL affiliate in energy efficiency efforts, "Shining a light on local energy efficiency.:

We’re trying to be good stewards of the earth and use our energy wisely,” said Carol Chen of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. “We’re looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. We’re trying to get our congregations to see that we’re all a part of the bigger picture.”