We believe in the power of people of faith to address environmental justice and climate issues in South Carolina.
We collaborate with both Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) and US Climate Action Network (USCAN) for training, convening, sharing information for environmental justice and joint advocacy around climate action. With USCAN and Southeast Climate and Energy Network (SCEN) we’ve assisted in the creation of USCAN’s Vision for Equitable Climate Action (VECA). This document outlines just and equitable policies with the goal of holding global average temperature rise to 1.5°C. This document will be used as a framework for all of SCIPL’s activities.
Advocacy in Action
2020 – Your Vote Matters is a Voter Registration AND Education Campaign aiming to directly engage and educate South Carolinians between the ages of 18-27 to produce registered INFORMED voters who understand the direct connection between their everyday lives and applicable Bills and Laws.
2019 – Mobilization Against Duke Energy SCIPL collaborated with Sustaining Way and Greenville area residents to oppose Duke Energy’s raising of mandatory monthly fees. This action protected vulnerable communities from an unjust fee hike that would have more than tripled monthly fees. The letters of protest are featured in a blog series here.
2019 – Faith and Science Tour In partnership with National IPL and Union of Concerned Scientists, we successfully kicked off the Faith and Science Tour in Greenville that included presidents of IPL and UCS. The tour went to several states throughout the Southeast with a focus on faith and climate.