If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.
--Lyndon B. Johnson
National Interfaith Power and Light President and founder, the Reverend Sally G. Bingham, was recently named one of the 15 Greenest Religious Leaders by Grist Online Magazine. Others honored in the listing are the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and the Dalai Lama, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals, and Pope Benedict XVI.
Check out the full list here :
The Oncor appliance recycling pilot program in Williamson County will pay you to recycle your old, working refrigerator or freezer.
Refrigerators built before 2002 can use twice the energy as newer models, driving up your electric bill each month. This Williamson County pilot program will come and pick up your old, functional units for free and recycle them in order to keep them off the electric grid and out of landfills. They will also send you a check for $35!
To see if you qualify, have a copy of your electric bill handy and call 1-866-472-9376 or visit www.for-pickup.com.
The Cool Cities Information and Training Session last Saturday, August 4th was a wonderful success. The group of fifteen or so attendees was energetic and diverse. Many faiths and backgrounds were represented including Methodists, Catholics, Presbyterians, residents of Killeen, Cedar Park, Westlake, Georgetown, college students from Southwestern and the leader of a local Sierra Club group in a Georgetown highschool.
Dr. Andy Fowler, Texas Impact board representative from the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church; Sue Sidney, President of the Southwest Texas Conference United Methodist Women; and Cynthia Crawford of the Catholic Diocese of Austin discuss the religious community's response to the Cool Cities Campaign.
We've all noticed the errant July weather we've been having (since when does it flood in central Texas in July??). But what you may not know is that bizarre weather has become a world-wide problem.
Just today I checked the headlines and saw three references to weather-gone-wacky:
Wondering which presidential candidate has the best global warming policy plan? Compare and contrast candidates' positions with this easy chart from the League of Conservation Voters.
Texas Interfaith Power and Light and Austin Area Interreligious Ministries (AAIM) are proud to announce the Kill-a-watt Interfaith Mini Challenge!
An American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) report found that bills pending in the House and Senate would reduce U.S. oil demand by 5.3 million barrels a day in 2030!
For more information on the specifics of these bills and their effects click here.