• 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

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.

Ask your clergy to sign on to our letter to support clean energy in Maryland.

This coming spring, we’ll be joining a movement of caring folks across Maryland to act boldly for a doubling of our state’s clean energy law to 40% by 2025. This bill, if passed, would be a tremendous step in cleaning up our air and and cutting down the climate pollution that is harming Marylanders and our global family.

unnamedReligious leaders have a unique opportunity to influence Maryland’s clean energy future by speaking out at this critical time. And already, 102 Maryland clergy — including the leaders of seven Christian denominations in the state — have come together to tell our state legislators that they support this bill and are simultaneously committing to 40% clean energy in their own congregations.

Is your religious leader already on board? If you know a religious leader who lives or works in Maryland, please ask them to sign on.

We want over 200 faith leaders to stand in support of a clean energy economy in Maryland and no one is better positioned to ask their clergy for support than you are.

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