• Rev. Kip Banks, Sr., East Washington Heights Baptist Church
  • Rev. Scott Benhase. Above, Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson blesses rooftop solar panels, St. Alban's Episcopal Church
  • Nadia Janjua, DC Green Muslims. Above, Julie Bruns, Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, testifies against a proposed coal plant.
  • Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Keiner. Above, Rev. Rob Hardies blesses bikes (and riders) at All Souls Church, Unitarian.
  • Members of Tikkun Leil Shabbat and DC Green Muslims discuss the film <em>Renewal</em>
  • Director Joelle Novey. Members of local congregations at a vigil on the National Mall.

Our Mission

is to help hundreds of congregations of all faiths across Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change.

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part of a network of Interfaith Power & Light groups across the country.


we are building a national religious response to the climate crisis.

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Journey through Lent with our Creation Care Calendar!

Lent, which begins February 14th, is a time when Christian communities pray, fast, and share as they listen more intently for God. This year, have your church join with many others in heeding the call to be stewards of God’s Creation. Each day calls on us to take a different action and each of these actions will help to preserve God’s great gift of Creation.

May this season serve as a wake-up call to be mindful of the ways that our daily choices impact both “our common home” and all those with whom we share it, especially people living in poverty.

This year’s calendar is produced in partnership with our friends at Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake and Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, and we invite you to photocopy it double-sided and share with your community as a bulletin insert.

Download Lenten Creation Care Calendar for DC.
Download Lenten Creation Care Calendar for Maryland.
Download Lenten Creation Care Calendar for Northern Virginia.

Download the Spanish language Lenten Creation Care Calendar / Descarga el calendario de “Cuidemos la Creación durante la Cuaresma” en español.

Support a Religious Response to Climate Change!

Please support Interfaith Power & Light’s powerful grassroots work with congregations to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change.

Would you take a moment right now to deepen your commitment to Interfaith Power & Light’s powerful grassroots work? Every dollar you give will go to work providing unique environmental programming that touches hearts and changes practices in hundreds of congregations.


Host a free Home Energy Workshop in your congregation

Through partnerships with Civic Works’ Retrofit Baltimore, we can bring our popular and practical home energy workshops to your congregation.

Learn how you can save energy, help create green jobs, and shrink your carbon footprint at the same time!

We’ll reflect on our own responsibility as people of faith to consider the impact of our electricity use.

Your community will have a chance to hear the story of how our electricity is made, to explore practical steps for saving energy in your home, and about Groundswell, Civic Works’ Retrofit Baltimore, or LEAP-Virginia, local organizations that are working to help homeowners save energy and create good green jobs at the same time.

To schedule a home energy workshop at your congregation:

In the Baltimore area, programassociate@gwipl.org.

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