Changes and Growth at IPL
A letter from The Rev. Sally G. Bingham, President and Founder of Interfaith Power and Light.
The Interfaith Power & Light Campaign is making great strides in mobilizing people of faith to take climate change seriously and do something about it. With 40 state affiliates and 20,000 congregations reaching 6 million people of faith, we are the largest and most influential organization building a religious response to global warming in the country.
This year alone, you have preached 1,200 sermons on global warming, greened hundreds of churches, synagogues, and mosques, pledged to keep our nation’s commitment on climate in the Paris Accord by signing the WE ARE STILL IN pledge and sent over 130,000 letters and emails to Congress and the White House.
2018 will be an important year for IPL and for me personally. I will be retiring from my staff role at Interfaith Power & Light, but will continue to serve on the board of directors. I am leaving IPL in a strong position to move forward as a world leader in Creation care with the focus on climate protection.
In the 17 years since I founded Interfaith Power & Light, we have educated millions of people on the moral imperative to act on global warming. The polls show that our message is resonating. More Americans than ever want to see our national leaders act responsibly to curb carbon pollution and one of the top reasons is to leave a safe climate for future generations.
The person we have chosen to be the new President and to work with Susan Stephenson, IPL’s Executive Director, in leading IPL into the future is The Rev. Susan Hendershot Guy. Rev. Hendershot Guy has been the executive director of Iowa IPL for seven years, knows the ministry and is enthusiastically supported by our board of directors and national staff.
I am so grateful to all of you, who share my passion for protecting Creation and my conviction that this is a spiritual and moral issue that people of faith must help lead. You make this organization, and this movement possible.