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Interfaith Power & Light
The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to inspire and mobilize people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change. This campaign intends to protect the earth’s ecosystems, safeguard the health of all Creation, and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all. Since the year 2000, IPL has helped thousands of congregations address global warming by being better stewards of energy. We have a track record of tangible results: shrinking carbon footprints and educating millions of people of faith about the important role they have to play in this challenging issue.
The national Interfaith Power & Light movement is headquartered in California but has chapters in 40 states. The IPL movement was founded by the Reverend Canon Sally Grover Bingham, a priest in the Diocese of California, chair of the Episcopal Diocesan Commission for the Environment. The Interfaith Power and Light Campaign and the Rev. Bingham have received numerous awards including the 2007 U.S. EPA Climate Protection Award, the Purpose Prize, the Energy Globe Award and recognition as a "sacred gift to the planet" by the World Wildlife Fund.
HIPL may be small in size, but we work together with other faith and environment organizations to accomplish our mission and help others achieve their own goals. We list some of these partners on our Get Involved page, so learn more there about others working to create a just, equitable, and sustainable future in Hawaii and beyond. We offer a special "Mahalo!" to The Interfaith Alliance of Hawaii for serving as our fiscal sponsor in our early days and to Church of the Crossroads - Honolulu for providing the inspiration for HIPL's formation, being a strong partner, and serving as a great host for many of our events!