Fall


RECENT COMMUNITY GARDEN DAYS: September 10 and October 8

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GREEN TEAM SUMMIT: September 13-17

Arkansas IPL partnered with Illinois IPL on a Green Team Summit. 15 Arkansans registered for excellent workshops and networking sessions on “A Just Recovery” as we face the challenges of climate change, COVID-19, and environmental and systemic racism. 

USDA GRANT RECIPIENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Ark. IPL has earned a USDA Urban Agriculture grant to expand our efforts in backyard gardens and community gardens in Pulaski County. Read the USDA News Release here: USDA Grant Announcement

Arkansas Interfaith Power and Light is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

CLIMATE REALITY GRANT RECIPIENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Ark. IPL has been named a Climate Reality Grantee for August, 2020 – January, 2021 to support our work in community gardens, backyard gardens, and energy efficiency.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

Would your house of worship like an EV charging station?EV_chargingstation

Arkansas Interfaith Power & Light intends to apply for funding to provide Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging stations at interested houses of worship throughout Arkansas.

If your house of worship is interested in installing an EV charging station in your parking lot, please email arkansasipl@gmail.com. Inviting members and guests to “get a charge at church” offers an opportunity to increase membership and attendance.

EPA Grant Awarded

Arkansas Interfaith Power & Light has been awarded a $30,000 Environmental Justice grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for November 1, 2019 to October 2020 for a Sustainable Self-Sufficiency Development for Veterans & Community project.

Ark. IPL will be working with North Little Rock military veterans and their families plus community volunteers on energy efficiency projects and community garden demonstrations at Amboy United Methodist Church and the Arkansas State Veterans Home.

Partners include the Amboy Community Food Pantry, Common Roots Cooperative, Network of Growers, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, and AmeriCorps.

 

RECENTLY

April 15, 2020 Presentation for the EPA

Here is the Ark. IPL presentation at an online EPA conference.

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Appreciation to everyone who supports Arkansas Interfaith Power & Light.

 

Faith Climate Action Week: April 16-26

Faith Climate Action Week was April 16-26, 2020 and will roll around again next year. Make plans for your congregation’s involvement.  Watch here for details.

 

Ark. IPL will provide dessert at Hero Home 2 at the Ark. State Veterans Home in North Little Rock. Residents will view “Nourish: Food + Community” and receive a raised herb bed.

January 11: 20 Girl Scouts from around Arkansas will meet at Amboy United Methodist Church in North Little Rock to assemble energy efficiency gift bags for distribution through the Amboy Community Food Pantry. Girls will earn Martin Luther King service badges.

Ark. IPL donated a raised bed with kale for the porch at Hero Home 8 at the Arkansas State Veterans Home on Nov. 19. The group enjoyed organic pies and watched “Nourish: Food + Community.”

ARKANSAS GIRL SCOUTS “Make a World of Difference” Day Activity

Saturday, October 19

Amboy United Methodist Church

 

BLESSING OF THE SOLAR PANELSIMG_1743

Sunday, October 6, 12 noon

Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock

81 solar panels

2 EV charging stations

See two of the five newscasts from October 6.

Interview with Rev. Steve Hancock: Watch Here

Blessing of the Solar Panels: Watch Here

Over the past 4 years, Ark. IPL has provided incentive money for 5 houses of worship in Arkansas to install solar.

If interested, email us at arkansasipl@gmail.com

CLIMATE TOWN HALL Watch Party!earth_hands Wednesday, September 4

 King’s, 1020 Front St. – Conway, Arkansas

All Are Welcome!

Hosts: UCA Environmental Health Class, UCA Sustainability Student Club

Conway Ecofest, King’s, Ark. Interfaith Power & Light

Happy Hour: 4 to 7 p.m.

FREE Appetizers and Ice Tea at 5:30 p.m.

Afterward, order your dinner and drinks.

LEARN THE FACTS. FEEL GOOD.

Join Like-Minded Friends Focused on Sustainability.

Join the Trivia Game! Test Your Knowledge of Scientific Facts.

Town Hall Participants: Biden, Warren, Yang, Booker, Sanders, Buttigieg, O’Rourke, Klobachar, Harris.

Speak Up for the Natural World. Sign Green New Deal Cards for Senators (optional).

Prizes and Door Prizes

 

PREVIOUSLY

July 21: Presentation at St. Mark’s Parish Hall, Little Rock, 9:15. Learn more about Ark. IPL and CCL’s Energy Innovation & Dividend Act. Bags3

July 27: Girl Scout Expo Activity, Little Rock. Participants filled gift bags with energy efficiency items, which will be distributed through a food pantry at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Little Rock.

Join the Arkansas Nature Lovers Team!

July 1-31 EcoChallenge

The team is hosted by Arkansas Interfaith Power & Light. Anyone can join. Challenges start July 1 and benefit all of Arkansas.PromiseGJuly2019

Reduce, Reuse, Re-purpose, Recycle. Eat less meat. Eat local. Refuse plastic straws & plastic bags. Walk more! Drive less.

So many challenges to choose… create your own challenges. Invite others to join our Arkansas Nature Lovers team.

Join Here: https://plasticfree.ecochallenge.org/dashboards/teams/arkansas-nature-lovers

 

July 11: Promise Garden

12 participants in the Sister To Sister summer program picked beans, picked squash, and refreshed the chicken coop at a community garden.

 

Coming in October – Solar Tour: https://www.nationalsolartour.org/

Two Open Houses in Arkansas so far – October 5 & 6. Stay tuned!

 

We Have Good News…

NEW ENERGY STAR RESOURCE GUIDEBOOK

Ark. IPL has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to offer a guidebook to help houses of worship reduce energy consumption.

Information includes gaining clergy support, motivating the congregation, and forming an environmental stewardship ministry (green team).

For a copy of the pdf file of the buidebook, email us at arkansasipl@gmail.com.