REGENERATION PROJECT

aka Interfaith Power & Light   |   Oakland, CA   |  www.interfaithpowerandlight.org

Mission

The Regeneration Project is an interfaith ministry devoted to deepening the connection between ecology and faith. Our goal is to help people of faith recognize and fulfill their responsibility for the stewardship of creation. We do this through educational programs for clergy and congregations that achieve tangible environmental results and impact public policy.

Ruling year info

2000

President

Rev. Susan Hendershot

Executive Director

Ms. Susan Stephenson

Main address

672 13th Street Suite 100

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

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EIN

94-3335236

NTEE code info

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

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Our programs

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Preach-In on Climate Change

The annual Preach-In on Climate Change is IPL's premier program for inspiring and supporting clergy and lay leadership to preach from the pulpit and educate their congregations about climate change.Schedules for the weekend closest to Valentine's Day, it focuses on love for Creation and for our neighbors, especially the most vulnerable, who are hardest hit by the impacts of pollution and climate change. IPL provides sample sermons, films, prayers and bulletin inserts. In addion, each year postcards are provided for congregants to send to the president or other elected officials urging them to support important climate legislation and to be leaders in protecting the climate

Population(s) Served

Carbon Covenant supports faith communities directly address the number one source of carbon emissions in the developing world: deforestation. They are protecting forests from illegal logging and poaching, promoting sustainable livelihoods, and reforesting degraded lands.

Population(s) Served

People of faith across the country are doing their part to prevent global warming in their own homes and places of worship through the Cool Congregations program, and saving hundreds of dollars in the process. Cool Congregations is a stewardship program designed to help congregations engage their members in caring for Creation by reducing their individual greenhouse gas emissions.

Population(s) Served

Cool Harvest is a food, faith, and climate program for congregations brought to you by Interfaith Power & Light. The "Enjoy a Cool Harvest" guide will help you plan and host a potluck gathering. As you will learn, the foods that are healthier for the planet are also healthier for our bodies. You will also be able to download the spring "Sow a Cool Harvest" guide for planning and creating sustainable vegetable gardens.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Maintain a vibrant grassroots network of state organizations that are working independently and collectively to build a religious response to global warming and achieve concrete results, such as lowering carbon emissions, impacting public policy, and educating congregants and clergy.
2. To increase the public's awareness of global warming and to help congregational leaders develop concrete solutions for how they and their congregants can address the issue
3. To ensure that the voice of the religious community is heard in policy-making and to leverage our grassroots base to support clean energy and climate protection policies
4.To increase the long-term sustainability of the state affiliates.

1. Maintain the excellence of the IPL Affiliated Network and strengthen existing state IPLs
2. Focus on building a 50-state presence, if not necessarily 50 state affiliates.
3. Increase national office staff dedicated to supporting the Affiliated IPL Network
4. Continue to carry out our work in coalition with strategic partners, recognizing that solving global warming will take all members of society
5. Strengthen the message of why a religious response to global warming is important and broaden the understanding of the role that the IPL campaign plays

1. IPL has a network of 20,000 congregations across the country.
2. With 40 state affiliates, IPL is able to tackle national issues as well as local issues.
3. With 17 years of experience, is the leading faith-based organization addressing climate change. With this experience we have developed strong relationships with elected officials, other environmental organizations, and thousands of faith leaders.

We have been successful in reaching a greater number of faith communities every year in all of our national programs. Since it began in 2010, the Preach-In on Climate Change has increased by 178% with 3200 congregations participating and reaching 1.3 million people nationally. Over 150,000 postcards have been delivered to the president and elected representatives. Through our Cool Harvest Program, we have distributed 1020 Cool Harvest Kits and 800 congregations participated in the Cool Potluck and Movie - fun way to learn about the food, faith, climate connection. Participation in our Cool Congregations Challenge has increased by 138% in the four years since the challenge started, with over 300 entries to date. In 2014, we announced our first 20 Certified Cool Congregations. These congregations averaged a 42% reduction in greenhouse gases and are jointly preventing 2.2 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere every year.

Financials

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REGENERATION PROJECT

Board of directors
as of 10/24/2019
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Board chair

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley

Jenepher Stowell

Commonweal Retreat Center

Sally Bingham

The Regeneration Project

Gerald Durley

Providence Missionary Baptist Church

Susannah Tuttle

North Carolina IPL

Doug Bland

Arizona IPL

Susan Hendershot

The Regeneration Project

Morrow Cater

Cater Communications

Fred Scherlinder Dobb

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation

Melissa Gavin

RE-AMP Network

Sam Schuchat

California Coastal Conservancy

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No