• 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

Join Our Clean Energy Buying Group for Homes!

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

Join the program that is making a difference!

Caring folks who pay an electricity bill to Pepco, BGE, or Potomac Edison have the opportunity to choose where their electricity comes from, but navigating the many suppliers can be overwhelming. Our clean energy buying group in partnership with Groundswell Energy provides a vendor-neutral process that uses our collective buying power to negotiate the best prices for 100% clean energy.

Last year, over 1,400 people in DC and Maryland bought 100% clean energy for their homes and apartments. This spring’s your chance to join them.

Interested in joining? Sign up now to receive information about this spring’s clean energy buying group!

Interested in spreading the word at your congregation? Email karen@gwipl.org to request someone from Interfaith Power & Light to come give a presentation or table during fellowship hour!

Our 2015 Lenten Carbon Fast Calendar is ready!

Lent is a time to repent, reflect, sacrifice, and listen for God. This year, have your congregation join with many others in taking on a Lenten Carbon “Fast.” May this season serve as a wake-up call to be mindful of the ways that our daily choices impact everyone, especially people living in poverty. Each of these actions will reduce our production of climate pollution and help to preserve God’s great gift of Creation.

Please click on the image or here for the full calendar. Then right click and Save As to download.

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