• 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.

We Are

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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Recent News

Enrolling Now: Clean Energy Buying Group for Virginia Homes!

Pay your home’s energy bills and looking for a clean energy supplier?

Join the program that is making a difference!

With true people power and the help of our partners at Groundswell, we secured great rates for 100% clean energy for your home — just a penny more per kilowatt-hour than what you’re paying now! Now, caring Virginians like you can direct a portion of your monthly electricity bill towards hopeful wind energy projects.

How does it work? When you sign up, the winning supplier, Arcadia Power, takes charge of your monthly electric bill. Arcadia pays your bill to Dominion or Appalachian Power while also buying Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from wind farms in the United States for each kilowatt-hour of electricity that you use. By signing up with Arcadia, your home will continue to receive the same electricity from your local utility. But your purchase of RECs will help add new wind power to the grid regionally and nationally, and promote a better, pollution-free future. There’s no contract, so you can cancel at any time.

Take advantage of these great group rates by enrolling here. Remember to choose “Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA)” as the organization that referred you.

Need to learn more first? Check out the FAQs!

Live in DC or Maryland? Sign up here to be part of the next group energy purchase in the fall!

Host a free Home Energy Workshop in your congregation

Through partnerships with Civic Works’ Retrofit Baltimore and LEAP-Virginia, 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
In Northern Virginia, program@gwipl.org