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Loudoun Now, Letter: Natalie Pien, Leesburg, 5/23/2016

Roanoke Times, McAuliffe gets poor marks from environmental coalition, 4/28/2016

News Leader, Coalition: Gov. ‘cheerleader’ for high-pollution policies, 4/28/2016

Fairfax Times, Religious Reflections on a Global Issue that Affects Everyone, 4/22/2016

Fairfax Times, Local Government and Faith Communities Come Together on Climate Change, 4/8/2016

The Connection, Climate Solutions Summit Held in Oakton, 4/7/2016

Vienna Patch, Interfaith Group to Hold Climate Change Town Hall, 3/28/2016

Newsweek, An Evangelical Movement Takes On Climate Change, 3/9/2016

Washington Post, What these Christians are giving up for Lent: Fossil fuels, 2/10/2016

Fairfax Times, Repentance and climate change, 2/10/2016

Public News Service, Broad VA Coalition Pushing Climate Action, 2/10/2016

The Richmond TimesLetter to the Editor: Roll up your sleeves and do your part, 1/18/2016


The Hill, A Christmas present for the climate from Congress, 12/31/2015

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Rhodes: Good tidings from the mountains, 11/27/2015

Washington Jewish Week, ‘Like having coffee with the pope’: Interfaith activists parse Francis’ letter on climate change, 11/10/2015

Washington Jewish Week, Area Synagogues Shifting to Cleaner Power, 11/4/2015

Bethesda Magazine, 2015 Green Award Winners: Meet the 5 winners of the Bethesda Magazine Green Awards, 11/1/2015

Carroll County Times, Carroll church joins Md. congregations in push for climate legislation, 10/23/2015

Climate Progress, Climate Change Is A Problem For Everyone, Protesters Across The Country Say, 10/15/2015

YubaNet.com, Groups take climate fight to Oil Barons’ doorstep: People’s Climate Movement confronts American Petroleum Institute during National Day of Action, 10/14/15

Baltimore Sun, Pope’s environmental message inspires ‘Climate in the Pulpit’, 9/27/15

Baltimore Sun, Catholics hope to build on pope’s U.S. visit, 9/26/15

Southern Maryland Online, Popes Visit Sparks Md. Congregations to Push for Climate Legislation, 9/26/15

Radio Fribourg, Eglises et climat, 9/X/15

Washington Jewish Week, How to green a synagogue, 4/22/15

Washington Jewish Week, Socially responsible investors seek to change the world, 3/11/15

citybizlist, Bill Requires 25 Percent of State’s Energy to be From Renewable Sources by 2020, 2/24/15

Washington Post, Greening the Faith in the Washington area, 2/19/15

Richmond Times Dispatch, Scherschligt: Ash Wednesday shows a new way of living together, 2/17/15

The Energy Fix blog, Community solar, bulk purchasing coops signal a new economic engine for Virginia, 2/15


WAMU 88.5, At D.C. Hearing, Groups Argue Over Proposed Pepco-Exelon Merger, 12/18/14

offshoreWIND.biz, Offshore Wind to Expand in Maryland over Next 15 Years, 12/5/14

Washington Jewish Week, ‘And God Saw That it Was Good’, 10/15/14

FierceEnergy, MCEC Announces Clean Energy Winners, 9/26/14

Baltimore Sun, Care for God’s creation [Letter], 9/22/14

Examiner, Number of People’s Climate March Events Continues to Grow, 9/9/14

The Energy Collective, Who Says Solar Energy Doesn’t Make Sense in Virginia?, 8/25/14

Think Progress, At EPA Hearing, Religious Leaders Call Carbon Pollution ‘An Affront To God’, 7/31/14

The New York Times, Religious Conservatives Embrace Pollution Fight, 7/30/14

Huffington Post, Faith Leaders Testify in Support of EPA’s Clean Power Plan7/30/14

Washington PostDC Fracking Rally Deserved Coverage, 7/25/14

The Baltimore SunCoalition Brings Solar Energy Co-ops to Baltimore Area, 7/25/14

The Nation, Battling Cove Point in the Capital, 7/14/2014

Politico, Stop Gas Exports Rally in Washington, D.C., 7/13/2014

Think Progress, Gas Export Terminal Draws Opposition From Marylanders, Faith Groups, 7/12/2014

eNews Park Forest, Activists Launch Picket at Federal Energy Commission, Demanding Halt to Rubber-Stamping of Fracked Gas Exports, 6/23/2014

Fairfax Times, County’s Congregations Unite as Stewards of Creation, 4/29/2014

Jewcology, Speaking Out Faithfully: A Green Sheep Webinar from Interfaith Power and Light, 4/29/2014

Jewcology, And on Day Eight of Creation, We Advocated for Change…, 3/25/2014

Faith and Money (radio), Stewards of God’s Creation: Connecting Faith and Money, 3/24/2014

Huffington Post, The Faith-Climate Connection, 3/14/2014

Huffington Post, Faith Leaders Call for Limits on Carbon Pollution, 2/28/2014

DeSmogBlog.com, We Need a Surgeon General’s Report for Fracked Gas Exports at Cove Point, 2/21/2014

Emerald Planet, Communities of Faith Responding to Climate Change, 1/29/2014

Religion News Service, Congregations Turn to Compost for Lessons on Life, Death, and the Environment, 1/3/2014

Town Creek Foundation Blog, A Modest Proposal: Three New Year’s Resolutions for Our Organizations by Joelle Novey, 1/3/2014


WYPR, Activists Protest Proposed Export of Liquid Natural Gas, 11/13/2013

The Daily Caller, Not a religion? Greens pray outside EPA for CO2 cuts, 11/8/2013

New Republic, The EPA’s Nationwide Carbon-Emissions Tour Rides into D.C. With “Carpe Diem!”, 11/7/2013

Politico, EPA listening tour comes to Washington, 11/7/2013

Politico, The day in photos, Nov. 7, 11/7/2013

Words for A Better World blog, Fracking Falls Short of “Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself”, 10/23/2013

Jewcology, “Success on Wind Power in Maryland!” by Evonne Marzouk, 4/11/13

The Baltimore Sun, “Easter a time to renew — and for renewable wind energy,” by Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton, 3/25/13

Scientific American, “Do Religion and Climate Change Mix?” by Elizabeth Harball and ClimateWire, 2/26/13

The Huffington Post, “Building Bridges Between D.C.’s Young Faith Leaders,” by Jack Gordon, 2/19/13

ThinkProgress, “Faith Groups Add Their Voices To The ‘Forward on Climate’ Chorus,” by Catherine Woodiwiss, 2/19/13

rosemarieberger.org, “Keystone Pipeline Will Be Stopped By A Miracle,” by Rose Berger, 2/17/13

Huffington Post, “Priests and Rice, Rabbis and Wheat,” by Alissa Stern, 1/28/13


The Baltimore Sun: “Environmental activists rally for fracking conference,” by Ian Duncan, 12/8/12

The Marc Steiner Show, “Interview with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe,” 11/14/12

Baltimore Jewish Times, “New Initiative Unites Faith Groups Around Greening,” by David Snyder, 11/14/12

LortonPatch, “Silverbrook United Methodist Celebrates 105 Years by Going Green,” by James Cullum, 9/14/12

DeSmogBlog.com, “Conquering Coal – A Tale of One City’s Fight,” by Megan Pitz, 8/24/12

Gazette.Net, “Presbyterian Churches Go Green,” by Jessica Ablamsky, 7/25/12

Quixote Center blog: “Physical Churches, Do They Matter Anymore?,” by Jeremy John, 7/13/12; re-printed on the Huffington Post, 7/17/12; re-printed on Red Letter Christians, 7/22/12

The Sentinel, “To protect our most vulnerable, invest in offshore wind power,” by Rev. Kip B. Banks, 7/12/12

EarthShare, “Faith Communities Unite for a Healthy Planet,” by Joelle Novey, 7/11/12

Climate Access, “Lessons from the Field: How Climate Access Members are Dealing with the Opposition,” 6/6/12

Ark and Dove Green Blog, “Carbon Pollution and Social Justice,” by Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church, 5/30/12

Greenwire, “Advocates comment on proposed emissions rules at EPA public hearings,” by Jeremy Jacobs, 5/29/12

Chesapeake Bay Journal, “Interfaith group taking message of ‘creation care’ to the masses,” by Lara Lutz, 4/1/12

Offshore Wind Wire, “ANALYSIS: Maryland Offshore Wind Legislation has Broad Support, Uncertain Future,” by James S. McGarry, 3/15/12

Center for American Progress, “13 Religious Women to Watch in 2012,” by Catherine Woodiwiss & Emily Farnell, 3/7/12

Center for American Progress, “Carbon Fasting: Christians Give Up CO2 for Lent,” by Catherine Woodiwiss, 3/5/12; re-posted by Care2

Yale Climate Media Forum, “Judaism and Climate Change,” by Julie Halpert, 2/29/12

The Washington Post, “Offshore Wind Exerts Wide Appeal in Md.” by Aaron Davis & Greg Masters, 2/19/12

CleanTehnica.com, “Religious Leaders Want to Raise Offshore Wind in Maryland,” by Zachary Shahan, 2/15/12

ThinkProgress, “Religious Leaders Support Offshore Wind Power in Maryland,” by Amanda Peterson Beadle, 2/14/12

WYPR Radio, “O’Malley Makes Pitch for Offshore Wind,” by Joel McCord, 2/14/12

The Washington Post, “Prince George’s Clergy Back Wind Power, Call it a ‘Moral Issue’,” by Michael S. Rosenwald, 2/14/12

Gazette.Net, “Clergy Push for Maryland Offshore Wind Farms,” by Margie Hyslop, 2/13/12

Huffington Post, “Maryland Religious Leaders Support Offshore Wind,” 2/13/12


Bethesda Patch, “Living La vida Verde,” by Beverly Firme, 12/28/11

Center for American Progress, “Faith on the Front Lines of Climate Change,” interview with Joelle Novey by Sally Steenland, 12/15/11

Center for American Progress, “Religious Voices Loud and Clear at Keystone XL Protests,” by Catherine Woodiwiss, 11/16/11

Odyssey Networks, “Protecting Future Generations: The Faith Community Protests the Keystone Pipeline,” video, 11/14/11

Washington Jewish Week, “When Turning Out the Lights Just Isn’t Enough,” by Suzan Pollak, 11/9/11

Jewcology, “Is the Answer Blowin’ in the Wind?” by Evonne Marzouk, 11/3/11

Jewcology, “In Support of Offshore Wind Power in Maryland,” by Evonne Marzouk, 11/3/11

CSPAN2, Faith Testimonies at the Keystone XL Pipeline State Department Hearings, featuring Rev. Mari Castellanos (United Church of Christ) and Fr. Jacek Orzechowski (Franciscan Action Network), 10/7/11

CSPAN2, Faith Testimonies at the Keystone XL Pipeline State Department Hearings, featuring Joelle Novey (Interfaith Power & Light) and John Elwood (Evangelical Environmental Network), 10/7/11

American University Radio, WAMU, “Religious Leaders Seek to Boost Faith in Sustainability,” by Jessica Gould, 8/5/11

Washington Jewish Week, “Promoting ‘Green’ Sanctuaries,” photo essay by Jack Gordon, 7/21/11

Maryland Energy Association, “MEA Helps Synagogue Become One of the First Solar Congregations in Maryland,” 6/2011

Digital Journal, “United States Religious Leaders Honor the Moral Ascendancy of the Environmental Protection Agency,” by PRWEB.COM Newswire, 5/20/11

American University Radio, WAMU, “Commentary by Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson: Weatherization Means Jobs,” 5/6/11

BethesdaPatch, “Fields of Green Internship Fair Gives College Students a Greener Summer,” by Beverly Firme, 5/4/11

The Washington Post, “Congregation is First Black Church in D.C. To Be Powered by Solar Energy,” by Darryl Fears, 5/3/11

Jewschool, “Climate Action in the Footsteps of Rabbis Heschel and Eisendrath,” by Lawrence MacDonald and Geri Maskell, 4/27/11

PresenTense Magazine, “Woman to Watch: Joelle Novey,” by Rachel Krauser, Issue 13

Catholic News Service, “Experts Offer Actions Anyone Can Take to Ease Causes of Global Warming ,” 01/27/2011

Bethesda Patch, “Rabbi Dobb’s ‘Spiritual Activism’ Combines Religious Lessons with Environmental Practices,” 01/24/11


Bethesda Patch, “Green Congregations Recognized at Bethesda Green Happy Hour ,” 12/06/10

Politics Daily Blog, “Green Religion: Houses of Worship Power Up with New Energies,” by Candace Adorka, 12/06/10

DCmud Blog, “If Faith had a Color,” 12/06/2010, by Beth Herman

American University Radio, WAMU, “Commentary by Joelle Novey: Using Sunday School Lessons to Combat Climate Change,” 11/29/10.

The Washington Post, “Montgomery Nonprofits Form Energy Alliances to Save on Utility Costs,” 10/11/2010, by Danielle Douglas

Washington Jewish Week, “We are turning away from God’s command,” 7/28/10, by Joelle Novey, reposted to Jewschool.com: “Who blocked the Sky?

Religion News Service, “Oil Spill Prompts Environmental Soul-Searching,” 6/16/10, by Nicole Neroulias

Washington Post blog, “VA’s Religious Leaders Call on Senators to Support Climate Change Bill,” 6/2/10, by Anita Kumar, reposted to Climate Progress blog and to Religion News Service Friday roundup

Virginian Pilot blog, “Clergy Press Webb, Warner on Climate Change,” 6/2/10, by Julian Walker

WSLS TV (NBC10), “Virginia Clergy tell Sens. Webb, Warner Climate Law Must Protect Poor,” 6/2/10

Faithful Agitation blog, “It’s Hot Out There,” 6/2/10, by Rev. Dr. David Ensign

Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Faith Leaders Push Climate-Change Legislation in Letter to Senators,” 6/3/10, Tyler Whitley, reposted to iStockAnalyst

Public News Service (print, online, broadcast), “Over 100 VA Faith Leaders Urge Legislators to Pass Climate Bill,” 6/3/10

WCVE (Central Va. public broadcasting), “Interfaith Effort Supports Environmental Reform,” 6/3/10

Episcopal News Service, “Faith Leaders Push Senators on Climate Legislation,” 6/3/10

Chesapeake Climate Action Network blog, “What Happens When a Priest, a Rabbi, and an Imam tell their Senators to get Serious?” 6/3/10, cross-posted to Article XI blog

General Board of Church & Society, United Methodist Church, “100+ Clergy Declare Climate Change Real,” 6/7/10

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Letters to the Editor, “Imam Proves Himself on Security Issue,” 3/21/10, by Joelle Novey

Waste & Recycling News, “Green Preaching,” 3/1/10, by Elizabeth McGowan

The Jewish Daily Forward, “The Environment in Spiritual Crisis? Jewish Grass-Roots Activism on the Rise,” 1/27/10, by Mirele B. Goldsmith


Interfaith Voices radio, “Religion’s Role in the Climate Solution,” 11/18/09. Interviewed two of GW-IPL’s local green leaders, Imam Johari Abdul-Malik (DC Green Muslims), and Evonne Marzouk (Canfei Nesharim), with the founder of the Interfaith Power & Light movement, Rev. Canon Sally Bingham. Also included coverage of blessing of St. Alban’s Parish’s solar panels.

American University Radio, WAMU, DC Church Enters Green Movement By Blessing Its Solar Panels,” 11/16/09 featured GW-IPL and quotation from Joelle Novey in report on blessing of solar panels at St. Alban’s Parish.

The Washington Post, “Churches Join Lenten Trend: Cutting Out Carbons,” 3/13/09

Interfaith Voices radio, “Think Globally, Fast Locally” (at 22:43), 3/25/09


The Columbia Union Visitor, “To Worship Green or Not to Worship Green?” (page 8), by Taashi Rowe, September 2008.

American University Radio, WAMU, “Residents Demand Green jobs,” 9/29/08, by Sabri Ben-Achour, featuring GWIPL’s DC Green Jobs Coordinator (in partnership with Chesapeake Climate Action Network).

Washington Informer, “Green Movement Gains Momentum in the District: Ward 8 Focuses On Giving the Working Class the Upper Hand,” 10/2/08, by Phillip Lucas

Medill News Service, “Greening the Economy,” 10/2/08, by Carson Lindsey Krislov

Sun Gazette, “Rock Spring Pastor Honored for Environmental Efforts,” 7/16/08

Blog post, “Great Resource,” 6/26/08, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate’s Justice and Peace/ Integrity of Creation Office

The Washington Post, “The Faithfully Green Try a ‘Carbon Fast’ for Lent,” 2/24/08, by Eviana Hartman

Muslim Link, “DC’s Growing Green Muslims,” 2/15/08, by Zainab Cheema.

The Gazette papers, “Tikvat Israel Lauded for Energy Savings,” 2/6/08, by Contessa Crisostomo.

Faithful Agitation Blog, “Moving Mountains,” 1/8/08, by Rev. Dr. David E. Ensign


Tribal Church Blo , “From Dust to Dust,” 10/25/07, by Rev. Carol Howard Merritt

Web of Life Blog, “Faith and Environmental Action,” 2/4/07, by BJ Altschul, Web of Life


Weems Creek, “Letters from the Rambling Rector,” 11/19/06, Rev. Paul Roberts Abernathy

WETA’s The Intersection radio, “Green Pulpits,” 10/23/06, with interview of Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, chair of GW-IPL’s Steering Committee.

Interfaith Voices radio, “Conversation on the Common Good #4: Focusing on Issues of the Environment” 5/12/06, interview with Rabbi Daniel Swarz, GW-IPL coordinator.

Special Thanks to Dennis & Julie Bruns for honoring the work of Interfaith Power & Light (MD•DC•NoVA) through their support of WAMU. Their day sponsorships celebrating IPL’s work have aired on several occasions over the past few years.