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You can contact us by phone, email or post. Our contact information:

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

Phone: 617-244-0755



MIP&L's Staff and Key Volunteers

Protect the earth


Vince Maraventano, Executive Director
As Executive Director, Vince has primary responsibility for fund raising, staff work, administration and oversight of a dedicated corps of volunteers. Following the successful implementation of the federally funded Noah Challenge in 2010 & 2011 Vince coordinated both worked on and managed the 2-year $110,000 CARES grant that will avoid more than 6,600 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

Vince has also elevated MAIP&L's public policy education and advocacy. He has provided written and verbal testimony to the state legislature, the New England EPA and the MA Energy Efficiency Advisory Council. Before joining MA IP&L as a community organizer in 2008 Vince worked as a lawyer including 13 as Senior Counsel to the MA Department of Environmental Protection where he worked on air pollution and energy efficiency matters. Vince holds a law degree from Boston College Law School, and an M.Div. from Andover Newton.



Thomas Nutt-Powell, Co-Founder & Lead Energy Assessor
Tom is a co-founder, and served as President of MAIP&L from 2002-2009. He has completed Environmental Stewardship Assessments (assessments of facility energy systems and energy use) for over 220 congregations and is lead presenter at MIP&L's Sustainable House of Worship workshops that show faith communities how to lower their carbon footprints and energy bills. Tom is the founder and President of Capital Needs Unlimited, a firm involved in the planning and development of affordable housing, where the control of utility use and cost is a key consideration. He served on the faculty of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning and directed its MCP program. Tom holds degrees from Harvard (MTS and MCP) and MIT (PhD).

James Nail, President & Director of Solar Programs
Jim's work focuses on the implementation and financing of renewable energy technologies. He has been the key person responsible for the Solar Power for Faith Communities Program which led to the installation of fifteen roof top systems on houses of worship. Jim is currently investigating collaborations with Community Shared Solar programs. He is a presenter at the SHOW workshops and speaks about sustainability at business and community events. During his 30-year career he has specialized in helping people derive maximum benefit from new technologies. Jim works as a Principal Analyst for Forrester Research and holds a BA from Williams College.


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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.