VERMONT INTERFAITH POWER AND LIGHT seeks to educate faith communities and individuals about the threat that global warming presents to Creation and Earth, and to engage communities of faith in promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy as a solution. The goal of the organization is to move Vermont's faith communities toward sustainable energy use and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, while living out our covenant with the Creator.
Vermont Interfaith Power & Light (VTIPL) exists to serve Vermont faith communities in their efforts to address the climate crisis. VTIPL helps faith communities and their individual members to be better stewards of Creation by using energy wisely, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Fall Conference Registration Is Open
Vermont Interfaith Power and Light -and- Our Children, Climate, Faith Symposium join to bring you:
Deep Change for Climate Justice:
Coalescing a Transformational Movement
October 15-16, 2016, Briggs Opera House and throughout downtown White River Junction, Vermont.
The two-day conference reflects a merging of VTIPL's annual conference and the annual symposium "Our Children, Climate, Faith". Deep Change for Climate Justice will be dedicated to creative dialogue, learning the story of this emerging movement, understanding our role in this story, and moving towards networking, collaboration, and action. Guest speakers and facilitators include Rev. Fred Small, Sherri Mitchell and others.
VTIPL Annual Report for 2015
An annual report for our Vermont chapter of Interfaith Power and Light has been prepared and is available for our supporters and all who are interested in our work in response to the Climate Crisis. It is available in a PDF format, The file can be downloaded from the list of attachments at the bottom of this page.
Zero Energy Now Kickoff Hosted by Betsy Hardy
VTIPL's Coordinator Betsy Hardy hosted a kickoff for the Zero Energy Now program sponsored by Green Mountain Power. Read more and check out videos of the event here.
The Katy Gerke Memorial Program
Vermont Interfaith Power and Light has received funding from a generous donor to establish The Katy Gerke Memorial Program to help Christian churches make energy efficiency improvements in their buildings. Each year our Katy Gerke Memorial Program will provide a limited number of matching grant awards to churches in Vermont and twelve New Hampshire towns* for energy audits or energy efficiency improvements.
A printable brochure, containing a description and an outline of the program, and grant application forms are available through here: Katie Gerke Memorial Program.
*New Hampshire towns: Bath, Charleston, Claremont, Cornish, Hanover, Haverhill, Lebanon, Lyme, New London, Oxford, Piermont, and Plainfield.
One of the ways VTIPL helps congregations is by providing energy assessments of houses of worship and other religious buildings. The service is free to congregations that request this assistance. VTIPL asks each participating congregation to commit to using the recommendations to guide their ongoing efforts to improve the energy efficiency of their religious building. Click the file attachment below for the form to request an energy assessment; send an email to email@example.com for more information.