• 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.

Learn More

Recent News

Enrolling Now: Clean Energy Buying Group for Your Home!

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

Join the only local program that has helped over 100 institutions and more than 2,700 individuals buy clean energy as a group over the last four years!

Caring folks in our region have the opportunity to support clean energy through their electricity bill, 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 fall’s your chance to join them and now, Virginians have an opportunity to join as well.

Interested? Sign up to receive more information!
Click here if you pay an energy bill in DC or Maryland
Click here if you pay an energy bill in Virginia

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