About the KC IPL (from their website):
Kansas IPL is one of 37 statewide affiliates of national Interfaith Power & Light and is under the fiscal sponsorship of Ecumenical Christian Ministries of Lawrence, Kansas. We have a 12-person Steering Committee consisting of representatives from many different faith groups from throughout the state, and are staffed by a half-time Coordinator.
Since Kansas IPL’s founding in 2008, we have engaged dozens of congregations in conversations and activities designed to help them address global warming by being better stewards of energy. The campaign has a track record of tangible results: shrinking carbon footprints and educating thousands of people in the pews about the important role of people of faith in addressing this most challenging issue.
Forty congregations have signed the “Climate Covenant” thus far; our member congregations range in size from 50 to 5,000 members and span the state. Both urban and rural congregations are meaningfully engaged – putting their faith into action to address climate change.
We fulfill our mission in three ways:
1) By signing onto this campaign each congregation pledges to pursue energy efficiency measures in their sanctuaries, educate their congregants, and incorporate creation stewardship into regular worship services. Kansas IPL provides expertise and resources to help congregations lower their energy usage, saving money and (oh by the way) helping the planet also.
2) By teaching and preaching about the faith basis of good Earth stewardship. In addition, Kansas IPL provides speakers, films, educational resources, and workshops that help churches carry on this conversation internally. We also organize meetings, programs, and other opportunities for people to meet members of other faith communities for mutual support and resource sharing.
3) By developing a coalition of faith voices to advocate for public policies that support energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the increased use of renewable sources of energy.