Across our region, caring folks in faith communities are raising our voices for stronger climate policy that protects our neighbors and our common home. We believe our communities cannot respond faithfully to the climate crisis without holding the largest polluters accountable through work for systemic change.
When religious communities speak out on environmental issues in the public square from a spiritually rooted place, we don’t just join the chorus – we elevate and transform the environmental movements in which we participate, with tangible results on climate policy.
In DC or MD?
Over the last few years, we’ve helped win some of the strongest clean energy laws in the country. Join our email list for timely opportunities to call on our state legislators and DC Councilmembers for continued progress.
In Northern Virginia?
We stand with our sister Virginia Interfaith Power & Light based in Richmond in their advocacy for climate action and environmental justice in the Commonwealth.
For Northern Virginia updates, join our mailing list.
Regional Multi-faith Climate Groups
Across our region, some green leaders in our network of congregations have formed grassroots faith climate action groups that are raising a moral voice at the county level.
Turning away from Burning gas
Fracking and burning methane gas is to not only harmful to our planet and ecosystems, but to our own bodies and communities – from gas explosions to homes with gas stoves increasing the likelihood of asthma in children by 40%. Our congregants have discover hundreds of gas leaks around the DMV with our gas sniffing tool! So how do we move away from gas? Experts say electrification.
We are bringing faith voices to the front lines of campaigns for all-electric building codes and policies that help make all of our buildings and homes more climate friendly, at the county and state levels across our region.
Change for all
Climate Equity & Environmental Justice
We are working to ensure that those most impacted by pollution have a seat every table where decisions are made.
To that end, we’re investing in the organizing capacity we’ll need to listen and convene voices for climate protection in Black churches, and in Muslim, Hindu/Jain, and Buddhist communities across our region, raising up the leaders we need in the multi-faith climate movement in our region.
Contact Robin @ ipldmv.org for our work around climate equity.
Our sacred traditions call us all to protect each other and the natural world, but we know that burning fossil fuels causes harm: below ground, mining and fracking damage the landscape, and pipes leak and cause explosions and fires; up above, burning fossil fuels is pouring heat-trapping pollution into our sky, damaging our climate.
We can live our values by shifting to clean energy at every level: at home, in our communities, and in our states.
For over a decade, IPL-DMV has mobilized faith voices in support of landmark clean energy policies in DC and in Maryland. In Maryland in 2022, we led faith voices in advocating for the passage of the Climate Solutions Now Act (and were able to beat back a last-minute attempt to exempt our congregations from the energy standards in the bill!)
Join us to commit our communities to turning away from burning… and getting clean, renewable energy from above.