• 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

Start Lent with our Lenten Creation Care Calendar!

MD Carbon Fast CalendarLent, which begins February 10, is a time when Christian communities repent, reflect, sacrifice, and listen for God. This year, have your church join with many others in taking on a Lenten Carbon “Fast.” Each day calls on us to take a different action and each of these actions will  help to preserve God’s great gift of Creation.

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.

This year’s calendar is produced in partnership with our friends at Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, and we invite you to photocopy it double-sided and share with your community as a bulletin insert.

Download Lenten Creation Care Calendar for DC.
Download Lenten Creation Care Calendar for Maryland.
Download Lenten Creation Care Calendar for Virginia.

Apply for Maryland Organizer Fellowship!

IPL staffWant to organize faith communities on climate? Apply for our MD Organizer Fellowship for 2016-2017!

Our grassroots climate organization seeks a warm and energetic community organizer based in Baltimore to engage religious communities of all faith traditions in Baltimore and across the state of Maryland in taking action on climate change. The position is a one-year fellowship with possibility of extension.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to karen@gwipl.org by March 15. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here for more information about the position!