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West Virginia Interfaith Power & Light

Called to care for our communities by pursuing climate justice


West Virginia Interfaith Power and Light: Mobilizing in the pursuit of climate justice from a faith-based perspective

WVIPL is a group of West Virginians from various faith traditions who take seriously the threat of global warming to humans and the environment and who heed the urgent call to care for the planet and our communities by promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Our members are clergy, faith leaders, and lay persons of all ages. Also, we are a state affiliate of the national Interfaith Power and Light network.

Interested in our work? Want to join us? Are you an allied organization who would like to work together? Contact us!


A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change

As a member of the West Virginia Climate Coalition, we are happy to share the alliance’s ‚Äč”A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change.”

Standing Up for Appalachia

Our 2021 discussion series, funded by a grant from the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, explores climate justice and other environmental topics of particular concern to citizens of our region, in both WV and beyond.


Cool Congregations

Cool Congregations assists faith communities in conducting energy audits and provides a toolkit containing methods to reduce their carbon footprint. In addition, a national contest awards $1,000 annually to five congregations that have made strides in emissions reductions over the past year via projects in their communities. Two West Virginia congregations have won this national award!

Contact or join us!

We would love to have you join our email list or social media to stay updated on happenings. Interested in getting even more involved? Email us for information about other opportunities for volunteering, serving as a liaison to your faith community, or maybe even checking out our steering committee!

EMAIL westvaipl@gmail.com

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