CIPL in the News


Extra, Extra! Read all about it! The following are media hits for California Interfaith Power and Light or one of the 40-state affiliate IPL’s.

Interfaith group holding workshop series on Laudato Si, the historic Encyclical of Pope Francis – 7.9.15 – Contra Costa Times, “The Alameda Interfaith Climate Action Network (a regional working group of the California Interfaith Power and Light) is sponsoring the study group series, which is open to people of all faiths.”

Pope’s encyclical on caring for Earth, the poor resonates: Rabbi Zoë Klein – 7.2.15 – LA Daily News, “As a member of California Interfaith Power & Light, we are also working with hundreds of other faith communities to address global warming as a moral issue. Recently several of our congregation’s Green Team members joined dozens of faith leaders from across the state in Sacramento to urge our elected representatives to cut carbon pollution and make clean energy more accessible to lower income California families.”

How the Pope Is Revving up Climate Action in LA’s Most Polluted Neighborhood – 7.1.15 – Yes Magazine, “When I started working on the issue of environmental protection at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena, it did not stir the emotions as it does now,” says Allis Druffel, who spoke at the rally. “It is the hope of my colleagues and myself that Los Angeles Catholic churches and households will become real leaders in what Pope Francis is calling for in ‘Laudato Si’—to tackle the injustices of poverty, poor health, and poor economic situations while caring for all of creation, both of which go hand in hand.”

EPA urged to tighten ozone standards – 2.2.15 – LA Times, “Ann Rothschild, a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento, said she was appalled that some children in her region can’t play outside because of air pollution. ‘If a standard does not protect the most vulnerable among us — the children, the elderly and those with asthma — then it’s not protective enough,’ she said.”

Climate Action Unites California’s Faith Communities – 11.13.2014 – Eden Keeper’s Robyn Purchia shares stories from CIPL’s 2014 Cool Climate Awards

Prayers with Feet: Faith & Hope at the People’s Climate March – 10.27.14 Coverage of Interfaith Power & Light at September 2014 march

Clean the Air – 08.15.2014 – San Francisco Chronicle, CIPL Program Director, the Rev. Will Scott responds to threats to AB 32

Time for L.A. to embrace energy blessings of the sun: Opinion – 01.16.14 – Los Angeles Daily News, co-signed by Allis Druffel, CIPL staff member, makes faith case for Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to have 20 percent of its energy from solar power by 2020.

Health, environmental regulations needed in hydraulic fracturing – 09.11.13 – Capitol Weekly on-line, opinion piece by Rev. Sally Bingham in support of SB 4, Senator Fran Pavley’s fracking bill.

Climate change: What’s faith got to do with it? – 01.03.13 – Whittier Daily News, opinion piece by CIPL staff member Allis Druffel on intersection of climate change and action by the faith community. Monthly contribution for the “God’s Green Earth” series.

Climate Wishlist: What an Evangelical Climate Scientist and an Interfaith Renewable Energy Organizer Want for 2013 – 12.19.12 – Center for American Progress, interview with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, atmospheric scientist and Rev. Sally Bingham, President of CIPL.

California weighs innovative community solar bill – 08.03.12 – SiliconValley.com, with a quote from Rev. Sally Bingham on SB 843

New Washington Boulevard School Holding Neighborhood Fair – 05.14.12 – Altadena Patch, gives an overview of neighborhood fair hosted by the Peace & Justice Academy, a CIPL member

San Diego Moving Planet 350 Rally – 09.24.11 – San Diego KUSI – short overview of climate rally, featuring interview with Allis Druffel, CIPL staff. CIPL was one of the organizers of this event, which included an Interfaith Panel at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, San Diego.

Moving Planet 2011 Video – 09.24.11 – 350.0rg short video of a successful day of international climate action with over 2,000 events in 175 countries. San Diego’s Rally got a highlight at seconds 45 and 46

**God’s Original Energy Source – June 2011 – Photon USA article on houses of worship employing solar energy; features CIPL members Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Oakland

**Working on it: Four California Groups that are Fighting for Good, Green Jobs – 04.15.11 – San Francisco Bay Guardian Online

**Religions Cooperate in Fighting Climate Change – 02.16.11 – Gilroy Dispatch

**Interfaith Power and Light – 02.01.11 – written by CIPL Steering Committee member Fr. John Coleman, S.J., on the blog for America magazine

**Will Los Angeles Leaders Stand Up for a Coal-Free City by 2020? – 12.07.10 – Greenpeace Blog, featuring action by many organizations, including CIPL, to urge LADWP to be coal-free by 2020

**”Can Faith Slow Climate Change?” – 11.30.10 – Scientific American. Featuring Rev. Sally Bingham

**”Second Baptist Wins Green Energy Award” – 11.16.10 – Santa Barbara Independent. Featuring Second Baptist Church, Santa Barbara recognition for Education.

**”Prop. 23 battle marks new era in environmental politics” – 11.04.10 – L.A. Times. Unprecedented coalition formed to defeat Prop 23

**”Faith leaders, industry leaders, Al Gore and Barack Obama: NO on Prop 23” – 10.22.10 – Climate Progress. Includes quote from Rev. Sally Bingham

**”California interfaith leaders: Vote no on Prop 23” – 10.21.10 – L.A. Jewish Journal. Includes quotes from Rev. Sally Bingham and Rev. Albert Cohen

**”Religious Leaders Urge Defeat of Proposition 23” – 10.21.10 – PR Newswire. Featuring CIPL’s Clergy Advisory Committee to Defeat Prop 23.

**O Magazine Article – California Interfaith Power and Light Founder and President, the Rev. Sally Bingham is featured in Oprah Winfrey’s Magazine, “O.”

**Top 10 Religious Environmental Saints: 09.02.10

**07.28.10: Rev. Sally Bingham on “Nature Deficit Disorder” in the Aspen Times

**07.23.10: CIPL highlighted as one of many organizations focused on defeating Prop 23

**07.07.10: Visiting Clergy to the Gulf Call Pollution a “Sin” – Times-Picayune

**05.01.10: “Renewal L.A.” event covered in Los Angeles Times

**01.27.10: Rev. Sally Bingham Profiled in Wall Street Journal

**12.01.09: YES! Magazine article featuring climate hero CIPL President Rev. Sally Bingham