Congregation / Faith-based Organization Covenant of Support
Our faith community, ________________________________, pledges to support the mission of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, by making an annual financial contribution (see recommendations), and by agreeing to do one or more of the following:
_____1. Educate ourselves and our congregation / organization about the consequences of our energy choices for ourselves, our world and our future, about how our faith applies to our energy choices, and about how we can best become effective witnesses for just and sustainable solutions.
_____2. Reduce our energy use (“carbon footprint”) by conducting an energy audit of our buildings to identify sources of energy waste and potential financial and energy savings and/or by making energy efficiency improvements to our buildings.
_____3. Use renewable energy sources like wind, solar and geothermal, and/or offsetting non-renewable energy sources by purchasing green power in some way.
_____4. Energize our worship by regularly including prayers, scripture readings, liturgies and sermons in adult and children’s worship services that point to our responsibility to be good stewards of Creation, that explain the threat of climate change, and that celebrate steps taken by the congregation and individual members which reduce that threat.
_____5. Help advocate for local, state and national policies to reduce carbon emissions.
Date___/___/_____Contact Person_____________________________ Title________________
Faith Community Address________________________________________________________
Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light
205-IPL Pasquerilla Spiritual Center University Park, PA 16802
PA IPL is a project of the Religion and Society Center, Harrisburg, a 501( c)3 organization registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations. Checks made out to “Religion and Society Center / PA IPL” are tax-deductable to the fullest extent of the law.
Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light is a community of congregations, faith-based organizations, and individuals of faith responding to climate change as a moral issue, through advocacy, energy conservation, energy efficiency, and the use of clean, renewable energy.