Congratulations to our 2018 Energy Efficiency Grant Recipients!

This year, the GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grants Committee awarded 23 grants, totaling $50,000, to congregations and schools across the state of Georgia.

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The Earth is the Lord’s: new policy from the General Assembly

This article was originally posted on July 3, 2018 by the Presbyterian (PCUSA) Mission Agency.  Another new policy on engaging with issues of climate change–through preaching, embodying, advocating and proclaiming eco-justice– passed last month by the General Assembly environment committee and then by the General Assembly itself is below.

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Fossil Free PCUSA Seeks Forward Movement After Defeat Of Fossil Fuel Divestment Proposal

For Immediate Release – June 22, 2018 Contact: rev. abby mohaupt, awmohaupt@gmail.com; Rev. Emily Brewer 929-251-3277 emily@presbypeacefellowship.org A proposal to fully divest the denomination’s foundation and pension accounts from all fossil fuel companies failed in the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s General Assembly Friday. Fossil Free PCUSA, a project of Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF), led the advocacy effort on …

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Celebrating a Green Field Day

GIPL partner, Roswell Community Masjid, celebrated a Green Field Day on April 28th as a part of their larger Earth Day celebrations.  The event was open to the community and promoted sustainability through recycling and providing reusable water bottles. We are grateful for this reflection from RCM member Lubna Merchant: We have been taught to …

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Why is Environmental Racism an Issue of Faith?

A reflection by Valerie Rawls African-Americans developed what in modern terms might be regarded an environmental ethos long before the environmental justice movement, before the civil rights movement, and before they were emancipated and had citizenship rights conferred upon them. – Mart A. Stewart, To Love the Wind and the Rain Since 1987, the environmental …

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Donated Solar Array to Benefit DeKalb’s Refugee Community

Solarize Decatur-DeKalb has selected a DeKalb County nonprofit organization as the recipient of a donated solar installation. GIPL has been a partner in the Solarize Decatur-DeKalb campaign, working to make solar more affordable and accessible. As part of this successful Solarize campaign’s community solar program, Global Growers has been selected by the Solarize coalition to receive …

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Eco-Friendly Vacation Bible School Program

This blog was originally published on Southeast Green by Beth Bond, GIPL Board Member.  If Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs have one thing in common, it is to teach children the joy and love God has for each individual child. Years ago VBS included lots of homemade crafts and songs that every generation knew. Over …

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Refugees Benefit From Energy Efficiency at Clarkston Church

Clarkston International Bible Church (CIBC) in Clarkston was awarded a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to support their in-house energy efficiency efforts. Following their energy audit in November 2014, they applied for a 2016 grant for $10,000 to: Provide 21 WiFi thermostats Replace 15 Gym light fixtures with T-5 light fixtures Replace 258 …

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A Mass Movement of Faith

by Rev. Alan Jenkins, Oakhurst Presbyterian Church On Sunday, February 17, much to my mother’s chagrin, I played hooky from church. Accomplices included Presbyterians Jon Houghton (Druid Hills PC) and Edward Amos (Central PC). Mom knows I’ve skipped worship in the past, but what was different? Well, I was going to Washington, D.C. for, yet …

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