About Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL)
In 2003, Rev. Woody Bartlett and Carol Bartlett began Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL). Today, GIPL is a growing organization with over 500 partner congregations across the state of Georgia. GIPL’s mission is to foster a religious response to global climate change, resource depletion, environmental injustice, pollution, and other disruptions in the Creation and as a direct expression of our faithfulness, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light engages communities of faith in stewardship of Creation.
Stewardship Responsible use of God’s Creation.
JusticeÂ Working to ensure fair usage and distribution of natural resources.
Community of LifeÂ Understanding our role in the interdependent ecosystem.
Awe Recognizing the fingerprints of the divine in the created works.
Since 2003, we have equipped congregations to care for creation through worship, education, and the stewardship of our natural resources. Our Power Wise Energy Audits help our members save precious energy and money through energy efficiency. GIPL worked with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to provide free audits for 20 interfaith organizations with in the City of Atlanta. These audits were paid for using funds from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.