South Carolina Interfaith Power & Light (SCIPL) is inspired by diverse faith perspectives to care for the Earth and all its inhabitants. SCIPL addresses climate change by engaging people of faith to work together for a just and sustainable future. SCIPL offers programs and resources for advocacy, action, energy conservation, education, networking, and worship.
SCIPL is the only statewide faith-based organization focusing on environmental issues and is uniquely situated to work with the state’s faith community to encourage awareness of emerging approaches for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and alternative fuels. As background, SCIPL was founded in 2011 as an affiliate of the National Interfaith Power and Light organization and operated under Wofford College’s Center for Global & Community Engagement. In January 2017, Sustaining Way took over the operations of SCIPL. Now in our second year of expansion under Sustaining Way, SCIPL is building a much greater level of recognition and building a strong base of congregations committed to environmental stewardship.