Install Solar. Plant Trees. Eat Your Veggies!

Last week was a real doozy. I was just beginning to digest the intense news that came from the United Nations’ IPPC latest report on rising global temperatures and the fact that we have far less time to turn this ship around. Then came Hurricane Michael, delivering a catastrophic blow to people and places I love along the Gulf Coast & …

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Solarize Atlanta is Here!

Atlanta’s first community-based solarize program officially launches Thursday, April 12, on Atlanta’s Westside at Monday Night Brewery’s Garage from 7 to 8:30pm. The launch follows months of work, and just in time for Earth Day, the Solarize Atlanta Coalition  chose Creative Solar as the installer for all residential roof projects and Hannah Solar as the …

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Passover: Placing Ourselves in the Story

David Miron-Wapner shares a powerful message that was delivered at The Temple in Atlanta on March 23 during Shabbat service. David was in Georgia to attend the Eco-Symposium on Theological Education hosted by Columbia Theological Seminary. David is Board chair of The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development based in Israel.  As we anticipate Pesach, I …

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Sightings from the Treehouse: Work with Creation, Not Against It – Part 2

Sightings from the Treehouse is an investigative blog series on climate change and the environment, from GIPL’s Power Wise Director Bob Donaghue. You can read all the blogs from the series here. _________________________________________________________ Is there a comprehensive, strategic approach to reverse or stall climate change? Not according to Paul Hawken, author, entrepreneur, and environmentalist. The …

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Sightings from the Treehouse: Work with Creation, Not Against It, Part 1

Sightings from the Treehouse is an investigative blog series on climate change and the environment, from GIPL’s Power Wise Director, Bob Donaghue. You can read all the posts from the blog series here.  Creation has evolved over billions of years and has formed ecosystems that contain both living and non-living components that interact as a unit. The …

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The Wisdom of Islam for Sustainability

This final Ramadan reflection consists of excerpts from “Conclusions and Recommendations of the First International Conference on Muslim Action on Climate Change” in 2010. Islam has profound wisdom to offer the rest of the world. The holistic Islamic teaching of rahmatan lil alamin (the blessing of the universe) propagates that we share the world fairly with all mankind. …

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Reflections on the People's Climate March

This reflection was originally shared on Beth Remmes’s blog Earth · Spirit · Action.  I often vacillate between the sacred and profane and my experience at the People’s Climate March was no exception. When the line-up came out for the march, I was so moved by the care and collaboration that went into the plan. I looked at it and thought that …

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GIPL Joins the Atlanta Climate March

Photo credit: Norah Silva Just two days ago, close to 700 people gathered in Atlanta’s streets for the Atlanta Climate March to walk the streets toward the National Center for Civil & Human Rights, raising a unified voice in support of a productive and hopeful Climate Conference in Paris. This global day of action included almost one million …

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Moving Forward with the Clean Power Plan

GIPL has been showing its support for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan since word of it first appeared a couple years ago. The plan is designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s top polluters – power plants – by regulating the C02 emitted from these power generators. This rule is in support of …

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Faithful Conversations About the Science of Climate: Dr. Marshall Shepherd

You get in an elevator with one other person, and the doors close. Your elevator-riding companion turns to you and says, “You’ve got until the 40th floor to convince me that climate change is real.” What do you say? While this is an unlikely scenario, it does make you think — how do we engage in meaningful …

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Pope Francis’ Climate Change Talking Points

A great recap of Pope Francis’ messages about climate change during his visit to the U.S. last week, and ways we as people of faith can continue and propagate that message moving forward. Written by Jessie Dye, Program and Outreach Director of Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light for Sightline Daily. Maybe you heard? Pope Francis was making the rounds …

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Prayer for Creation

Kate Buckley is GIPL’s Outreach Coordinator for Coastal Georgia. Here she shares a prayer and revelation that came to her in the garden … It came to me last week when I was praying. It’s sort of unusual for me to really sit down and pray; I generally pray by experience – I pause to gape …

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