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November 2023 Newsletter

2023 Louisville Earth Walk

We're grateful for your incredible support at the 2023 Louisville Earth Walk, raising $1,755, but we're not done yet. Our goal is $16,000, and we need your help to get there.

Your contributions directly benefit nonprofits dedicated to our environment. Every donation, no matter the size, makes a significant impact. The event may be over, but it's never too late to donate.

Your support is vital for a greener, healthier future. Join us in making a real difference. Together, we can achieve our fundraising goal and continue to protect and improve our environment.

Thank you for being part of the Earth Walk community, and let's keep the momentum going!

REAL Good News Virtual Forum: Plastic Pollution Solutions in The Ville

Join us Wednesday, December 6, 2023 Louisville’s on the move to reduce plastic pollution and increase renewable energy. Hear about initiatives to reduce single-use plastics in Louisville, get an update on the city’s sustainability programs and learn how you can attend Metro Council meetings to speak in favor of implementing Louisville's clean energy resolution. Speakers will include:

  • Pam Raidt with Beyond Plastics Louisville
  • Sumedha Rao, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
  • Betsy Ruhe, District 21 Metro Council Representative

Music by Louisville musician and activist John Gage will open and close the event. The sponsoring organizations are 100%REAL, Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light, and the Christian Action group of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

The event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register. For more information visit the 100% REAL Facebook page.


First Unitarian Church invites you on a bus tour of Rubbertown, led by veteran conservationist Tim Darst. It will open your eyes to environmental justice issues right here in Louisville. Seats are limited, so reserve your spot today! To sign up or for questions, email Kathy Kremer at justicebustour@gmail.com.

When: Saturday, November 11, 10AM-1PM

Where: First Unitarian Church, 809 S. Fourth Street, 40203

Snacks provided but consider bringing a sack lunch free (donations appreciated)   

New Location Announcement: Kentucky IPL Has Moved!

We're excited to announce that Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light (KY IPL) has a new location. While we don't have a physical office, you can reach us at:

📬 P.O. Box 5084, Louisville, KY 40255-0084

For any inquiries, please visit our website or contact us at director@kentuckyipl.org. We look forward to staying connected with you in our new setting!

Spotted Lanternflies Detected in Kentucky

Adult spotted lanternflies and their eggs have been confirmed in Gallatin County, Kentucky, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These invasive insects are known for their mottled wings and damage to various plants, including specialty crops and street trees. Reporting sightings is essential to prevent their further spread and protect local ecosystems and agriculture.


Photo Credits: Magi Kern/Unsplash


Take the Cool Congregations Challenge

Join IPL's Cool Congregations Challenge! Embrace the sacred duty of stewardship, deeply rooted in faith traditions like Islam. The Qur'an calls Adam 'Khalifah,' a steward entrusted with the Earth. Many of you are already stewards, and we value your efforts.

Save the Date: Apply from Nov 1 to Dec 15, 2023. Six categories offer prizes and recognition. If you've started caring for Creation, apply for a chance to win $1,000. If your plans are in motion, try the Cool Planner category.

We've extended eligibility to projects in 2021-2023. Mark your calendars and download questions to inspire your green team. Thank you for stewarding our Sacred Earth.


Kentucky IPL Just Creations Holiday Shopping Week

We are thrilled collaborate with Louisville’s own Fair Trade store, Just Creations, this Holiday Season. When you shop at Just Creations Monday, Dec. 4 - Saturday, Dec. 9 in-store or online, we will receive 15% of your purchase when you mention our organization! Support our mission and Fair Trade while you get unique gifts for your family and friends. Put it in your calendar to hop online or visit the store! Check out the store at www.justcreations.org.


Photo Credits: Magi Kern/Unsplash


Bits & Pieces

  • Join us in our mission at Kentucky IPL as we harness the power of faith to address climate change and the social injustices it brings, making a meaningful impact through education, advocacy, and action. Your support makes a world of difference. Support Today!

  • Join Kentucky Resources Council (KRC) for an evening at "West 6th for a Cause" on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 6 pm to 9 pm EST. The event will be hosted at West Sixth Brewing in Lexington, located at 501 W. 6th #100, Lexington, KY 40508. Check out this link for more information for this event and more!

Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light
PO Box 5084  | Louisville, Kentucky 40255
‪(502) 276-6302 | info@kentuckyipl.org

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