Plastic Bag "Fast" Latest in a More Modern Take on Lent

We're thrilled that the Baltimore Sun is highlighting the plastic bag fast! Read the full article HERE

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Restoring the Bay One Tree at a Time

Maryland congregations have planted over 10,000 trees on their grounds. When asked the question "Will there be clean water for tomorrow's children?" Maryland congregations are working to answer that with "Yes!" Read the article HERE.

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There is a Spiritual Element to Where We Live

Check out this article in the Salisbury Independent where IPC's friend Al Todd from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay reflects on the spiritual side of environmentalism. Read the article HERE.

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RiverWise Steward and Project in the News

RiverWise Steward Kirvin Bonner and Payne Memorial AME Church are featured in this article in the Capital Gazette. See the full article HERE. 

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Faith Leaders Meet with Senator Cardin to Discuss the Bay

Cardin Reflects on Importance of Environmental Stewardship with Clergy, Conservationists. Click HERE to read the press release

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Course Offered at Lancaster Seminary

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."

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Letter to the Editor

"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. Click HERE to read the letter.

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Stormwater Help

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. Read The Washington Post Article HERE

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Mount Olive AME Church Installs Rain Garden

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! 

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Congregations Address Polluted Runoff

Religious congregations and other non-profits seek ways to address polluted runoff and Maryland's Stormwater fees. Read the Baltimore Sun Article HERE

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