Who We Are
In 1999, with financial support from the National Council of Churches and under the auspices of Wisconsin Interfaith IMPACT, our founder, Dave Steffenson, enlisted about six to eight people who formed the new Wisconsin Interfaith Climate Change Campaign (WICCC).
In 2004, with a major grant from the Bradshaw-Knight Foundation of Madison, the Wisconsin Interfaith Climate and Energy Campaign (WICEC) re-organized as an independent entity. It became a nonprofit Wisconsin corporation and gained IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in the spring of 2005 as a public charity, enabling the group to receive grants and gifts from donors, expressly to use for climate change action.
The Rev. Dave Steffenson served many years as the Education Coordinator and part time Executive Director. Dave is now retired from the Board of Directors. New officers are elected at the Board of Directors meeting every spring.
On March 11, 2010, WICEC officially changed its name once again when it affiliated with The Regeneration Project, the national coordinating body of the Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) Campaign. IPL’s goal is to mobilize a religious response to global warming in congregations through the promotion of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conservation.
Our new name is now Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light (WIPL) and we can be contacted through our website at http://www.wisconsinipl.org/ or e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org. WIPL became the 31st state to become part of The Regeneration Project found at: http://interfaithpowerandlight.org/about/
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