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Composting as an Act of Practicing Resurrection |

Where do I put my coffee cup?! And the lid? And the bag from my pastry? We’ve all been there staring at the landfill, recycle, and compost bins, worried about putting our morning breakfast run trash in the wrong bin. Composting has become a lot more common in the past few years, so educating ourselves …

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Shmitah and the Climate |

Every seven years, Judaism encourages us to inquire about our “agricultural report card.” By all accounts, we merit a failing grade.

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Living into the True Light: Drawdown Georgia Initiatives at Sukyo Mahikari |

As a lead on my spiritual center’s Green Team, I was thrilled to hear Hannah Shultz present Drawdown Georgia for Congregations on July 31. My center is part of a worldwide spiritual organization (Sukyo Mahikari) that promotes universal principles (Sukyo) and “True Light” (Mahikari), a spiritual energy purifying our spirit, mind and body and all …

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The Fields are Ripe for Harvest: Tending to God’s Creation |

Hannah Shultz, GIPL’s Program Associate, offered a sermon for First Presbyterian Church – Savannah’s Wednesday, April 21, 2021 evening service. FPC Savannah participated in GIPL’s Power Wise program, receiving an energy audit in May of 2016, and they have an active Green Team. Below is the manuscript from Hannah’s sermon.

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Our Personal Obligation: Caring for Creation |

Ever wonder why things that are  important are often right up under our noses?  Recently, I had an occasion to examine one of them – “water”- with a group of school-aged students, led by Georgia Interfaith Power & Light (GIPL) and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK).  Usually, the Goodsell United Methodist Church Education and Enrichment Program is …

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You mean we have to get IN the water?: Glenn Memorial UMC River Clean-Up |

The looks of fear behind the masked faces were impossible to hide… “You mean we have to get IN the water?” My twenty five middle and high schoolers stared blankly at me as if I had lost my mind. These teenagers had assembled on a cool June morning with the intent of picking up trash …

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Stop Food Waste. Reduce Food Insecurity. |

Did you know food waste is one of the largest contributors of harmful gases that contribute to the warming of our planet’s temperature? Did you know there’s a way to combat this while also feeding people in our community who don’t have enough nutritious food for themselves/their families?

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The Dreaded Mixed-Use Space |

On Sunday, May 16, Whitney Brown, GIPL’s Communications Director, offered the last sermon in a new series and collaboration between Park Avenue Baptist Church and GIPL. Listen, read, or view the message below.

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way |

My name is Joanna, and I am a middle child. I feel the need to state that right in front because that random birth order is a large reason I am doing the work of faith-based environmental stewardship. Why you may ask… I shall explain. 

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Solarize Atlanta to Launch Bulk-Purchase Solar Community Campaign on Thursday, June 3rd |

Campaign includes aggressive goal for solar on low-income homes  Atlanta, GA—Solarize Atlanta is back to give the residents of Atlanta another chance to leverage the power of group purchasing and save on the cost of solar energy. The first Solarize Atlanta program in 2018-2019 was a huge success with 130+ installations, adding 890kW of new …

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All We are Saying is Give Peace a Chance |

March 13, 2021 – Georgia Interfaith Power and Light’s coastal engagement associate, Hermina Glass-Hill, spoke to a crowd of onlookers gathered at the Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center across the street from the Nacoochee Presbyterian Church where GIPL assisted with the installation of a solar panel through it Solar Wise program. As part of the Peace …

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Learning to be Agents of Change |

St. Joseph Catholic Parish School in Athens, Georgia is nurturing a culture of environmental stewardship and inspiring action in their students. In December 2018, the school enrolled in GIPL’s Power Wise program and received an energy audit to learn more about how they could save on energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint on site. 

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