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Saturday, April 29 
To Change Everything, We Need Everyone
Boston People's Climate Movement Rally

Join MA Interfaith Power & Light at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 29th, where we will be joining with MAICCA, (MA Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action) for an informal gathering and interfaith service before the People's Climate Mobilization rally!

There will be a huge rally, along with workshops, presentations, and other activities, all on the Boston Common or nearby.


  • 10:30 am - Gather with MAICCA at the Arlington Street Church (351 Boylston Street). Sign-making and snacks in the Clarke Room. 
  • 11:00 am - MAICCA interfaith service in the sanctuary
  • 11:30 am - Head to the rally on the Boston Common
  • 12:00 pm - Rally for Jobs, Justice, and Climate on the Boston Common
  • 1:00 pm - Action tables, activities, and art-making on Boston Common. Teach-ins on the connections between the climate fight and other struggles for justice (at indoor spaces around the Common)

Click here for more information on what's happening throughout the day!
Want to help make it happen? Click here to volunteer!
Let us know that you are coming by clicking here!

People's Climate Movement Rally — Springfield, MA

3:00 pm: Gathering Rally, Federal Courthouse, 300 State Street
3:30 pm: March begins
4:30 pm: Rally at Springfield City Hall

Organized by Climate Action Now, Arise Springfield & Springfield Climate Justice Coalition

Click here to register
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People's Climate Movement Rally — Greenfield, MA

April 29, 2017, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Greenfield Energy Park
50 Miles St
Greenfield, MA  01301 MA



Saturday May 6, 2017
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
NH Episcopal Lay Leadership Institute
Rundlett Middle School
144 South Street
Concord, NH 03301

Leading by example can be a powerful part of our moral responsibility to care for creation. We can reduce the carbon footprints at our houses of worship by up to 70% and also lower energy bills to free up funds needed for mission and ministry. Participants will learn what to do about:

  • Electricity — How to recognize the major energy hogs — and what to do about them.
  • Solar Power — Is solar an option for your congregation?
  • Heat & Air Conditioning — Is it time for an upgrade?
  • Building Envelope — How to make your congregation more comfortable & save money.
  • Behavior — How simple actions can reduce your energy bill – and carbon footprint – by 10% or more.

8:30 am: Registration, refreshments and networking.
9:00 am-3:00 pm: Workshop: Presenters are Bill Schroeder & Vince Maraventano

All faiths welcome!
Clergy, lay leaders, building & creation care committee members encouraged to attend.
We recommend 2 attendees per house of worship. Lunch will be available but those registering after April 25 are asked to bring a sandwich just in case.

To register or for additional information call Lynn Eaton at (603) 224-1914x112

Houses of worship leave a notable environmental imprint.

Houses of Worship

Per capita, per hour of use, they're often among the biggest wasters of energy, and the United States has more houses of worship than any other country!

Many congregations recognize the moral imperative for stewardship, but don't always stand on the moral "high ground" when it comes to actual energy usage. We need to become better stewards and, in the process, encourage and inspire our congregants to do better at home, school, and work.

Membership in MIP&L offers a concrete way to put faith into action. Together, we will work toward environmental justice and care of creation. We will be a powerful religious response to global warming and environmental degradation!

If we don't, who will?



Boston SynagogueAll Steamed Up?

Boston Synagogue was all steamed up, not just about climate change but especially about its cost (in $s and environmental impact) for using steam to heat its building. Boston Synagogue (also known as Charles River Park Synagogue) is a small, lay-led synagogue located in the heart of the Old West End near Massachusetts General Hospital. The building was constructed in 1971. It is a single-story structure, with a dramatic pitched "skylight" roof over the Sanctuary.

The result?  During 2009 Boston Synagogue reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 70%, from over 200,000 lbs to just over 80,000 lbs. Their annual energy costs decreased by 57% during this period, to about $6,800 as compared to about $15,750. Also, their annual repair and maintenance bills dropped significantly. As a result,the estimated payback time on their capital investment is approximately 5 years.

Read the full and very detailed case study by clicking here (PDF).



Your support helps more faith communities take action to fight climate change

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Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit organization that provides a faith based response to climate change by promoting energy efficiency, environmental justice, green job training, and policies that will lead to a sustainable future.