FIRST 100 HOURS VIGILS
MILWAUKEE - MADISON - JANESVILLE - GREEN BAY - WHITEFISH BAY
For reports and photos from these events, visit the WIP&L Facebook page
During the first 100 hours of the new US administration, it was vital that as people of faith we show our love for the Earth, and our commitment to people, planet, and communities.
Around the country, we organized vigils -- with diverse faith communities and people of good will -- to share our care and commitment publicly.
Religious leaders from the interfaith community were present to implore the new Administration: "Keep Good Faith On Our Climate Commitments."
Green Faith and Interfaith Power & Light, as part of the People's Climate Movement, along with the United Church of Christ Council for Climate Justice and other earth care groups organized these vigils in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, and Janesville, Wisconsin, and in other states across the country.
Friday, January 20, Noon - 1 p.m.
City Hall Rotunda
More information - Facebook Event page
Friday, January 20, Noon - 12:40 p.m.
The Crossing Ministry, UW Madison Campus, 1127 University Ave.
Friday, January 20
Outdoor Vigil, 4:00-4:30 p.m., in front of Janesville's Post Office, 1818 Milton Ave
Indoor Vigil, 5:30-7:45 p.m., Community Room of Basics Cooperative, 1711 Lodge Drive
Tuesday, January 24
Outdoor Vigil with Signs, 4:00-4:30 p.m., Main Street in front of Old Town Mall
(Congressman Paul Ryan's Congressional Office)
Monday, January 23, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Resurrection Catholic Parish, 333 Hilltop Dr.
Music, prayer, reflection and a potluck meal.
Vigil for the Earth
Saturday 21, Jan 2017 - 9 to 12 noon
A Religious Response to Global Warming
Sponsored by the Green Team of Christ Episcopal Church
5655 N. Lake Drive, Whitefish Bay WI
"Earth Care: A Faith Imperative"
Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light 2016 Conference
First Congregational United Church of Christ
724 E South River St., Appleton, WI
Sunday, 1-5 pm September 18.
Workshops, presentations, exhibits and conversation explored the continuing challenge of climate change.
Dr. Steven Bouma-Prediger, Professor of Religion at Hope College and Evangelical leader on creation care, addressed how Pope Francis' historic call to care for our "common home" inspires us all.
Prof. Jonathan Patz, UW-Madison Global Health Institute Director and internationally known expert on climate change health impacts presented a workshop.
Others discussed: "care for creation" committee best practices, interfaith policy advocacy, greening houses of worship and communicating climate issues effectively.
Links and Resources from the Conference
Conference report and photos in November 2016 Ethical Energy Newsletter
Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light 15th Anniversary Conference:
Climate Stewardship: Sustainability, Eco-Justice, and Well-Being
Central United Methodist Church
639 N 25th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Keynote Speaker: Professor Calvin B. Dewitt, Nelson Institute for Environmental
Food and Faith: A Conversation with Dr. Vandana Shiva
Interfaith Panel, followed by displays and networking
1:45 pm-3:45 pm, April 5, 2014, Beloit College
For more information, click HERE
Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light is a supporter, exhibitor and presenter “Water, Energy and Climate Stewardship: A Moral Perspective” at the Sustainability Summit, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI, March 26-27, 2014.http://www.sustainabilitysummit.us/
Solar Energy for Communities and Congregations [TeleSeminar]
Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light invites you to the following teleseminar: Click HERE to register.
Solar Energy: The Higher Power
A Look at Emerging Models for Bringing Climate-Friendly Energy to Communities and Congregations
12-1 pm, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Click HERE to register for this teleseminar, and we will send you the instructions on how to call in.
February 1-28, 2014: Wisconsin Preach-In on Climate Change. See http://wisconsinipl.org/preachinonclimatechange.htm and http://www.preachin.org/wisconsin-listings/
To honor Human Rights Day, the Islamic Enviromental Group of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light (WIPL) presented:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 7-8 pm
Environmental Justice: A Human Rights Issue -- An Interfaith Perspective, TeleSeminar
Cool Congregations Training, Saturday,
November 2, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 322 Ohio
Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53405
Cool Congregations Training, Sunday, October 27, 2013, 1-4 p.m.,
Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 620 Park Street, Manitowoc,
WIPL Exhibit Table on October 26, 2013, 1-4 pm, Tosa Green Summit, Wauwatosa Civic Center, 7725 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, http://tosagreen.ning.com/
On September 21, 2013, 8:30 am-1:30 pm, WIPL display at the REAP Food Group Food for Thought Festival, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, off the Capitol Square, Madison. http://www.reapfoodgroup.org/food-for-thought-festival/2013-food-for-thought-festival-exhibitors
6th Wisconsin Interfaith TelePrayer for Earth / Climate
Divestment: A Moral Response
to a Disrupted Climate. Speakers and attendees explore how faith communities
should and can address climate disruption
through divestment. Monday, September 9th, 2013, 7-9pm at Madison Friends
Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Ct, Madison, WI 53711. Contact Julia Isaacs,
Jbixleri@aol.com or 608-467-7187
On August 17, 2013, 8 am-5 pm, join WIPL at the Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability "Ecological Justice: Creating Legacies, Honoring the Earth" conference, Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St, Verona, WI 53593.http://www.farleycenter.org/images/stories/conference%20flier.pdf
The "I Will Act on Climate" 27-state bus tour arrived in La Crosse, WI on Wednesday July 31, 2013, 2 pm, Myrick Hixon Ecopark, 789 Myrick Park Drive, La Crosse, urging support for federal climate change standards and investments.
5th Wisconsin Interfaith TelePrayer for Earth / Climate Change
Monday, July 29, 2013, 12:00-12:30 pm by Phone
Organized by Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light and the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin
To register, please e-mail email@example.com, and we will send you the call-in number.
WIPL presents "Cool Congregations" workshop
at Northwest Earth Institute's Biannual conference, La Crosse, WI,
July 18-21, 2013. http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/nwei/schedule.htm
WIPL had displays at the following
events organized by the Islamic
Environmental Group of Wisconsin:
On June 20, 2013, 6 pm, WIPL co-sponsors the "Rooftop Revolution: Building Momentum for Solar in Wisconsin" event, Urban Ecology Center Menomonee Valley branch, Milwaukee. RSVP for Author Event: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-286-5593. For more information, see http://city.milwaukee.gov/milwaukeeshines/solarbookclub.html
WIPL had a display table at the Wisconsin Annual Conference
of the United Methodist Church, Marriott Madison West, Middleton, June
WIPL co-sponsored "Standing Against the Sand Storm" conference, June 1, 2013, Black River Falls.
On May 31, 2013, WIPL presented a workshop with the Interfaith Earth Network and had a display at the Greater Milwaukee Synod ELCA Assembly meeting, Country Springs Hotel/Conference Center, Waukesha.
Peter Bakken, WIPL Director, led a lunch table conversation on the faith community initiatives at the "Innovators Showcase: Wisconsin’s Climate and Energy Leaders," sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, on Monday, April 29, 2013, Discovery World, Milwaukee. http://www.wisconsinacademy.org/MKEforum
WIPL was a partner and had a display booth at the BIG "Building Involvement Globally" Climate Event, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona, Sunday April 28, 2013. http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageNavigator/event_FLD_WI_BigClimateEvent.html
On Saturday April 27, 2013, WIPL had a display table at the Wisconsin Energy Action Fair, Mauston.http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=b59cfca00987b6608bf82d01f&id=0d260c2d39
WIPL was a sponsor for the 7th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day conference, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison on April 15, 2013. http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/events/earth_day/2013/sponsors.php
WIPL is a supporter, exhibitor (#609) and presenter at "Faith Communities and Sustainability," Thursday March 7, 2013, 1:45-3:00 pm, 10th Annual Sustainability Summit, Delta Center, Milwaukee. See http://sustainabilitysummit.us/
4th Wisconsin Interfaith TelePrayer for Earth / Climate
Join the 2013 Wisconsin Interfaith
Power and Light Preach-In on Climate Change events, see http://wisconsinipl.org/preachinonclimatechange.htm.
Order your kit from http://www.preachin.org/
3rd Wisconsin Interfaith TelePrayer for Earth / Climate
On Monday, December 3, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 pm, WIPL co-sponsors a Community Listening Session on Public Transit at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee. See
WIPL co-sponsors Climate Justice Workshop with Tom Goldtooth
Representatives from some recognized Wisconsin ENERGY STAR congregations will share their experience.
This teleseminar is in celebration of the 6th Wisconsin Interfaith Energy Awareness Month (October 2012), organized by Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light and the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin. Register at email@example.com
6TH ANNUAL WISCONSIN INTERFAITH ENERGY AWARENESS MONTH (OCTOBER 2012)
Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light
(WIPL) and the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin celebrate
the 6th Annual Wisconsin Interfaith Energy
Awareness Month in October 2012.
Cool Congregations Training Event
Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health TeleSeminar
Sunday, September 16, 2012, 1:00-3:00 pm, Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Screening: Gasland. Connecting the dots about fracking
Interfaith TelePrayer for Earth / Climate Change
Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light
invites you to a…
Join us at the Aldo Leopold
Center (330 Femrite Drive, Monona) on Thursday evening, Aug. 23,
7:00 PM, for a "Climate Change House Call" by
Dr. Wendy Ring. We'll hear why she's making this cross-country bike
tour now and how we can avert the worst health impacts of climate
WIPL is a co-sponsor of this event. Free admission. Click HERE for
the PDF event flyer.
Interfaith TelePrayer for Earth / Climate Change
Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light and the Islamic Environmental Group
of Wisconsin are hosting a series of conference calls in which people
from all over Wisconsin can join in praying for a just, healthy, and
sustainable future for all.
On Saturday 7/7/12, 10 am-4 pm, WIPL had an exhibit table at the Water Expo, Lake Monona Water Walk Community Festival, Winnequah Park, Monona. See http://lakemononawaterwalk.org/events/
Participate in Sustainable
Travel to Worship, see http://wisconsinipl.org/sustainabletraveltoworship.htm
On Friday June 15, 2012, 11:00 am, Dr. Peter Bakken, WIPL's Executive Director will present a workshop"Cool Congregations - How Faith Communities Can Help Their Members Reduce Their Carbon Footprint," at the 23rd Annual MREA Energy Fair, White Tent, Custer, WI. See https://www.midwestrenew.org/fairworkshops, http://wisconsinipl.org/wiplcoolcongregations.htm
On May 31-June 2, 2012, WIPL is an exhibitor at the Greater Milwaukee Synod ELCA Assembly, Country Springs Conference Center, Waukesha. Stop by our table!
WIPL is hosting
a film viewing of Gasland and discussion at 6:00 pm on Wednesday 5/30/12,
at the Eco-Justice
Center, 7133 Michna
Road, Racine, WI 53402.
WIPL, a member of Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air, will have an exhibit table at the Clean Air Extravaganza, 1:00-3:00 pm, Thursday 5/24/12, Gateway Technical College, 1001 South Main Street, Racine Building Conference Center, Rms. 102-104, Racine.
Visit WIPL's exhibit at the 5th Annual Sustainability Fair on Saturday, May 19th from 9:30 am-1:30 pm in the First Congregational Church Community Room at 131 N. Webster St., Port Washington. See flyer [PDF].
On Saturday 5/5/12, WIPL will present a Cool Congregations
workshop at the South Central Synod of Wisconsin (Evangelical Lutheran
Church in America) Synod Assembly, at the Kalahari Resort and Convention
Center, Wisconsin Dells. WIPL will also have materials on display both
days of the event.
Visit WIPL's exhibit at the 9th Annual Green Vehicles Workshop, Friday 5/4/12, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Milwaukee Area Technical College Downtown Campus, 700 W. State St., MATC Student Building, Room S120, Milwaukee. See PDF.
On Saturday 4/21/12, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, WIPL is an exhibitor at the Green Fair, Sustainable Living for the Whole Family, Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church, Hartland. See you there!
Stop by WIPL's display table at the Earth Day Celebration organized by the Sierra Club Great Waters Group, 5:00-7:30 pm, Friday 4/20/12, Riverview Room at the Muellner Building, Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut, Wauwatosa. See http://www.sc-gwg.org/
Visit WIPL's exhibit display at the Sixth Annual Nelson
Institute Earth Day Conference, 7:30 am-5:15 pm, April 16, 2012, Monona
Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison.
WIPL presented an interfaith session "Faith Communities and Green Energy: Cool Congregations" on Thursday March 8, 2012, 2:00-3:15 pm, as part of the 9th Annual Green Energy Summit, Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee. It will also have an exhibit booth # 709 on March 7-9, 2012 at the Green Energy Summit and Exposition. See http://wisconsinipl.org/FaithCommunitiesGreenEnergy.htm
Co-Sponsored by the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin and Interfaith Earth Network of Milwaukee.
WIPL had a display at the Catholics for Peace and Justice Conference "Summoned to Justice: Equipping Faith Communities to Answer the Call," Saturday February 11, 2012, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, St. Mary-Hales Corner Catholic Church.
WIPL invites you to participate in the National Interfaith
Power and Light Peach-In on Global Warming, February 10-12, 2012. WIPL
joins Interfaith Power and Light in inviting religious leaders to preach
a sermon on global warming on February 10-12, 2012.
Host a Discussion
as a member of the Cleaner Valley Coalition, invites you to a Community
Meeting and Forum with the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday December
12, 2011, 6:00 pm at the Ascension Lutheran Church, 1236 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee.
To RSVP, go to http://bit.ly/rAFYid. Click HERE for more information.
co-sponsors the Interfaith Environmental Justice Educational event “Environmental Justice: A Human Rights Issue,” that
will take place on Sunday December 11, 2011, 2:00-4:30 pm at the Islamic
Society of Milwaukee, 4707 S. 13th St. (13th and Layton), Milwaukee.
Free Admission. RSVP before or by Friday December
9, 2011 is appreciated.
Please click HERE to RSVP.
WIPL Co-sponsors the Interfaith Presentation "Water and Energy: An Interfaith Perspective" by Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield, Executive Director, Faith in Place and Illinois Interfaith Power & Light, Sunday October 16, 2011, 6:30 pm, Siena Retreat Center, 5635 Erie Street, Racine, WI.
This is part of a 2-day
Interfaith Conversation on "Earth Speaks:
Water, A Sacred Gift of Life: Sustaining It For All," Sunday-Monday
October 16-17, 2011, Siena Retreat Center, 5635 Erie Street, Racine,
registration with payment by credit card
or check. Note: You may register yourself and additional persons for
commuter registration or Sunday-only registration. If you want to register
persons for more than one type of registration please phone (608) 837-3108
or use the mail-in form.
You Are Invited!
Go to: http://wisconsinipl.org/wiplcoolcongregations.htm
Saturday October 1, 2011
Wisconsin IPL Cool Congregations
St. Stephen's Lutheran Church
5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI 53716
June 17-19, 2011: WIPL had a display at the 22nd Annual Energy Fair, Custer, WI.