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Mass. Interfaith Power & Light
14 Collins Road
Waban, MA 02468

Phone: 617-244-0755



MIP&L in the Press

Below are links to articles about Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light. (Click on the links for pdfs of the reports).


Firs Parish MedfieldFirst Parish Unitarian Universalist of Medfield won the Cool Congregations Challenge and recognized as community inspiration. Article by Hometown Weekly.





On Earth, As It Is

This article in the Fall 2015 edition of Boston College Magazine, about the meaning of Pope Francis' Encyclical and the Catholic Church's reaction to it, quotes MIP&L Executive Director Vince Maraventano.


Anti-Carbon Pollution Rally sponsored by The Sierra Club in Boston, November 4, 2013
Listen to remarks of MA IP&L Executive Director Vince Maraventano and other community leaders
on PBS' Steve Curwood's Living on Earth.


From Worcester Telegram & Gazette (September 30, 2012) Solar savings enable churches to flex their faith. A report on churches that have installed solar panels with commentary by MIPL's Executive Director, Vince Maraventano.


Read about the National Day of Service (September 11, 2009) project sponsored by MIP&L and The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts in The Bay State Banner. The project helped install energy-efficient light bulbs in Madison Park Village and at St. John St. James Episcopal Church. By Talia Whyte


Report on MIP&L in Intersect (Publication of the Massachusetts Council of Churches), Spring 2009, pages 2 & 3.


Episcopal Times Winter 09

Practicing Stewardship
Economic sense meets moral imperative at church energy summit

The Episcopal Times, Winter 2008-2009.

A report on the Energy summit in October 2008, co-sponsored by MIP&L and the Diocese of Massachusetts. By Tracy J. Sukraw.

Read about the ideas behind the summit, with Tom Nutt-Powell, MIP&L Founder, and Bishop Cederholm, and learn about what the churches do to conserve energy.



From The Boston Globe, December 7, 2008.

Green Mission. Churches under renovation using methods that are environmentally friendly. By Erica Noonan.


From The Boston Globe, West Edition, October 26, 2008.

Churches going green to save money. First Parish in Needham expects its high-efficiency features to result in a $13,550 NStar rebate this year, money that will be used to insulate the 200-year-old sanctuary and carry out other conservation measures throughout the church. (By Erica Noonan and Brian Benson, Boston Globe)

How First Parish Needham plans to save energy (Boston Globe)


The August 10, 2008 Sunday edition of the Boston Herald carried three articles on the problem of rising heating costs faced by many congregations. Click the title link for a printable, letter-sized PDF copy of each article.

Praying for better efficiency by Laura Crimaldi features interview with MIP&L President and co-founder Tom Nutt-Powell.

No sanctuary from heating costs, as churches feel pinch by Laura Crimaldi, local coverage on the rising costs of heating faced by houses of worship.

Churches eye new solutions by Laura Crimaldi and Katy Jordan, features energy saving measures by local congregations, including many MIP&L members.


In the October 4, 2007 Boston Globe article: Northeast Sustainable Energy Association's "Open House" tour features MIP&L Co-Founder Steve MacAusland's home in Dedham


Read an April 25, 2005 Boston Globe article about MIP&L and Old North Church.


Read an Op-Ed that appeared in the April 4, 2005 Cornell Daily Sun, mentioning MIP&L.


Worcester is the first city in Massachusetts -- and the biggest city in the U.S. -- to pass a 20% by 2010 Clean Energy Resolution! Click here to read the March 30, 2005 Telegram & Gazette article.


Members of Worcester's clergy submitted an op-ed in support of clean energy to Worcester Magazine. It appeared in the March 24, 2005 issue. Click here to download it as a pdf document. Click here to read it on the "Womag" site.


Read an October 26, 2003 Boston Herald article on MIP&L.


Read a January 2003 Christian Science Monitor article on the Interfaith Power & Light movement.


Read a November 30, 2002 Boston Globe article on MIP&L. (Boston Globe article photo, David L. Ryan.


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Mass. Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit organization that provides a religious response to climate change. Our mission is to: Assist faith communities, their members and the public to decrease their carbon dioxide emissions & energy costs; educate people on why climate change is a matter of morality and justice; and advocate for policies that will lead to a sustainable future.