Virginia Interfaith Power & Light envisions overcoming the climate crisis, eradicating environmental and social injustices, and living in a just, thriving, and equitable world.
Virginia Interfaith Power & Light collaborates among people of faith and conscience to grow healthy communities by advancing climate and environmental justice.
Our History and Structure:
Virginia Interfaith Power & Light (VAIPL) is the state affiliate of a national organization, Interfaith Power & Light, which is dedicated to bringing together all faith communities to mobilize a religious response to climate change through energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
VAIPL was originally founded in 2004, and was relaunched in 2015 by a group of dedicated board leaders. VAIPL is a community responding to climate change by gathering, sharing, and advocating ecological wisdom through interfaith collaboration on behalf of current and future generations. VAIPL strives to empower all faith communities across the Commonwealth of Virginia to achieve sustainable living.
VAIPL has over 4,000 active supporters across the state of Virginia and has engaged with more than 200 faith communities and congregations. Our work focuses on providing faith communities with the resources and tools that they need to act on climate and encouraging faith communities to speak out on the issue of climate change by advocating for climate justice.
Virginia Interfaith Power & Light serves the Commonwealth of Virginia, excluding the area considered to be Northern Virginia (NoVA). NoVA includes: Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William Counties, plus the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park. To connect with the Interfaith Power & Light that serves NoVA, visit the Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA) affiliate’s website at ipldmv.org.
Virginia Interfaith Power and Light operates under a Joint Plan of Work with Virginia Organizing, which is a 501(c)3 and accepts tax-deductible financial contributions on our behalf. Virginia Organizing is officially registered with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23209. You can write to this Department for all relevant financial statements and procedures regarding the solicitation of contributions. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
In November 2019, the VAIPL Steering Committee formally adopted the Jemez Principles to use in all organizational decision-making. We welcome you to join us as we engage in reflection on the road to constant improvement.