Hawaii Interfaith Power and Light
A religious response to global warming
The goals of HIPL are to raise
awareness of the spiritual importance of global warming among diverse
faith communities, provide inspiration and resources for taking action,
and advocate on behalf of policies that promote energy efficiency,
conservation, and renewable energy.
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Monday's meeting was informative, eye-opening, and encouraging. The second half of the climate change education briefing will take place at McKinley High School cafeteria (Google map
). It will focus on core research & public advocacy skills to work well with the media, experienced NGOs & elected/administrative officials at all three levels of government.
Monday, December 01 from 5:30-8:45 PM at McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Park (Google map
The Windward Ahupua'a Alliance
is organizing a series of educational briefings on environmental issues in Hawaii over the next two years. Join HIPL, WAA, and other groups in this first briefing dedicated to climate change education and policy issues for our island state. See flyer
for more info.
Community Awards Celebration and Banquet, Sunday October 12
Come join HIPL as we participate in this year's TIAH community awards celebration and banquet on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawall Betsuin Social Hall on Pali Highway (map). We are honored to have been selected as this year's recipient of the Facilitating Community Activism award. Twenty-five seats have been reserved for HIPL supporters. RSVP with us via email to join our entourage or RSVP directly to email@example.com to reserve your own spot. More details in this pdf flyer.
Helen Wai will be offering a workshop on reducing home energy use at Central Union Church on Sunday, September 28 at 10:00 in the Women's Building.
Event takes place 9 AM to 6 PM at the YWCA Laniakea, 1040 Richards St. in downtown Honolulu.
The Blue Planet Foundation has created a crowdfunding program to help non-profits to reduce energy use through efficiency upgrades and renewables. Supporters loan the non-profit money for the project and get paid back when the energy savings accrue. For more info, visit wefficiency.org.
Talking Points for Faith Leaders
The national IPL office has created a document to help faith leaders to talk concisely about climate change from a moral and religious perspective. It contains great short summaires that are also good for starting larger discussions within your own faith community about how your theology, worship, education, and outreach mission apply to climate change.
Primers on Power Generation
Thanks to our new friends at Charlotte Library for sharing this link to a webpage with lots of great resources listed that explain the basics of power generation from a variety of sources, including renewables like solar, wind, geothermal, and wave. The link is permanently posted at our Resources page.
Living Dangerously film viewing: 350.org is promoting film viewings and discussions of the film "Years of Living Dangerously". To get involved, visit www.350.org/years. Initial viewing date is April 13. If you decide to host a viewing, let us know. We'll advertise for you!
Earth as Our Home: Before you think about tithing your CO2, read this wonderfully reflective booklet, Earth as Our Home. A permanent link is at our Resources page.
Voluntary Carbon Tax: We have discovered a great new resource for individuals and communities dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint. The Mt. Toby Friends Association developed a program to help people pledge donations based on their personal carbon footprint to endeavors that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A permanent link is at our Resources page or go directly to voluntarycarbontax.org.
HIPL News: We have recently created an HIPL News site to keep you up-to-date on the latest news from our favorite sites. We'll send out weekly email summaries, but you can follow us via RSS link.
Lenten Carbon Fast: The annual season of Lent is upon us, and the Ecumenical Lenten Carbon Fast is once again asking us to use this time of reflection and self-improvement to reduce our carbon footprint. HIPL has its own Lenten Carbon Fast calendar customized for easy print-out. We encourage you to use and share this with your network.
Bill McKibben Distinguished Lecture: The renowned environmental thinker, activist, author, and founder of 350.org is coming to Hawaii! He will be speaking at the UH-Manoa campus on the evening of April 24, 2014. For details, see the campus events calendar.
National Climate Center Spring Schedule: The Bard Center on Environmental Policy has announced their spring schedule of climate seminars.
Native Alaskan Film and Discussion: UPDATE: Church of the Crossroads will be hosting an encore presentation of the film and discussion with Miho Aida during this Sunday's Adult Religious Education class (Jan. 26) at 9:00 AM in the Ross-Davis room.
Join us Thursday, Jan. 23 at Church of the Crossroads from 5:00-9:00 PM for the Hawaii premiere
screening of The Sacred Place Where Life Begins: Gwich'in Women Speak
, followed by a discussion with indigenous Alaskan leaders. More at our Events page.
National Climate Center Fall Schedule: The Bard Center on Environmental Policy has announced their fall schedule of climate seminars
How Hot Could it Get? A neat interactive global warming graph shows you what could happen in your lifetime and beyond if we don't reduce GHG emissions: http://kiln.it/embeds/ipcc/
Listening Session for Obama Climate Change Speech: 350.org has organized a listening session for President Obama's climate change speech, this Tuesday (25 June) at 7:35 AM Hawaii time. To join in, click here: http://act.350.org/go/3352?t=1&akid=3281.316356.T9YHiL
Support Energy Efficiency! The national IPL network is urging its members to support Senate Bill S.761 through an automated letter-writing campaign.
Click here to submit your testimony in support of this common-sense and important bill.
All About LED lighting: 03-05 June, 2013. Hawaii Energy is hosting 1-day trainings on the emergence and diversification of LED lighting products for home and businesses. See Events page for details.
Energy Efficiency Training: 16-21 May, 2013. Hawaii Energy is hosting additional training on energy efficiency for businesses, led by Mark Jewell, President of the Efficiency Efficiency Funding Group. See Events page for details.
Fostering Sustainable Behavior Workshop: 13-15 May, University of Hawaii-West Oahu
Dr. Douglas Mackenzie-Mohr, author of the influential book Fostering Sustainable Behavior, is coming to Hawaii for a 3-day workshop on community-based social marketing. Information and registration here: https://www.htfsolutions.com/forms/mma/index.htm
Do the Math: 21 April at 4:00 PM, Church of the Crossroads.
A film screening of the documentary by 350.org, followed by a live, nationwide discussion. See the Events page for more info.
Mission 4/1 Earth: www.ucc.org/earth
The United Church of Christ is celebrating the Christian liturgical season between Easter and Pentecost by encouraging their congregations to witness for Planet Earth during 50 great days of greening up, powering down, and shouting out. See our Events page for details.
Preach-In for the Planet:
HIPL member Church of the Crossroads celebrated with a special Sunday service on Feb. 10. Special guest Dr. Kati Corlew spoke on climate justice, faith, and action. A transcript of her sermon is here. Or watch the video of her sermon at our Events page.