IPC Trustee Mary Gaut offered a week-long course in July 2015 at Lancaster Seminary in Pennsylvania, entitled "Beyond Recycling:The Church and the Moral Urgency of Creating an Environmentally Sustainable Future."
"In rush to cut taxes and fees, lawmakers are sacrificing long-term environmental sustainability"
IPC Board Member Rev. Mary Gaut's Letter to the Editor is published in the Baltimore Sun.Read more
Churches receive stormwater fee discounts by starting ‘green’ ministries, sermons
Executive Director, Jodi Rose, spoke at a spirited celebration on Oct. 22 for the launch of a new stormwater program for houses of worship in Prince Georges County. Congregations in Prince Georges County can now participate in an Alternative Compliance Program to pay the stormwater fee and in so doing reduce or eliminate their fees. Reported by The Washington PostRead more
Here is a nice article in the Capital Gazette highlighting Mount Olive AME Church in Annapolis, one of the RiverWise Congregations. The RiverWise Congregations Program helps congregations in Anne Arundel County overcome financial and technical barriers to get projects in the ground. The article fails to mention the brains and brawn behind the program, The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, who should be recognized for their visioning and partnership-building!
As Blue Water Congregations gets underway, the Catholic Review highlights the underlying message that the faith community is uniquely called to care for Creation.
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake and Blue Water Baltimore hosted an event in Baltimore on March 30, 2014 to inform congregations how they can help address the problem of polluted runoff. The successful event attracted members of 24 different congregations and inspired many to take action on their own grounds. This news report helped spread the message to even more people in the area!
Religious congregations and other non-profits seek ways to address polluted runoff and Maryland's Stormwater fees.
IPC was one of the co-sponsors of a gathering of faith and environmental leaders in Richmond VA. One of the speakers was IPC Board Chair, Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin.