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Many Thanks to Our Donors

Thanks to you, AZIPL exceeded its donor challenge goal, raising $14,000 this past year! This enabled us to secure a challenge grant of $12,000 from national Interfaith Power and Light.  Thank you, thank you! We have many contributors to thank. Individuals gave $5300.  And we had 16 new givers in 2016. AZIPL member congregations donated $2600, [...]

By |January 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UMOM Garden Needs Volunteers

UMOM New Day Centers in Phoenix has operated a food garden for several years.  In 9 raised beds measuring 6 ft. by 8 ft., they have grown a variety of vegetables and herbs, including tomato plants, cucumbers and squash.  This has been used in their own kitchen. With more volunteers, they could meet their own [...]

By |January 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Faith and Food Justice film series at The Fountains UMC

The Green Team of The Fountains UMC, along with Arizona Interfaith Power and Light, is pleased to present a three-part film series and discussion on "Faith and Food Justice".  The first film, "Preaching for the Planet," provides an interfaith perspective on the care of our planet.  The second, award-winning, film, "A Place at the Table," [...]

By |January 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AZIPL SAGE Award Nominations

AZIPL is announcing that we are now accepting nominations for the SAGE (Spirited Activists Greening the Earth) Award.  This award recognizes both individuals and faith communities for their exemplary activism in partnership with AZIPL to reduce the causes of climate change.  Last year's awardees were the Franciscan Renewal Center and Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation and [...]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Gardeners of Phoenix-Maricopa County

In our continuing AZIPL series on community gardens, here is a collaboration that you should know about. CGMC is providing support and encouragement to all levels of community gardens, from novice to those growing their own foods for years.  The organization consists of about 50 members from across the Valley. Member gardens include traditional community [...]

By |December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Garden at the Beatitudes Campus

The folks at the Beatitudes Campus on Glendale Avenue have developed a wonderful community garden. They have creatively used space along an exterior wall  to grow all sorts of vegetables and greens, depending on the season.  They even won an award from the Desert Botanical Garden! They provide food to the Open Door Fellowship and [...]

By |December 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eco-Activism: VOLUNTEER Opportunities with AZIPL

I know that you are concerned with the threats against the environment. And I suspect you wonder what you can do.  We at AZIPL encourage you to join the climate change movement!  There is no more urgent time than the present. You read our newsletter; you follow us on Facebook; and many of your donate [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Climate Change Under Attack/Host an AZIPL House Party

In these unsettling times over the care of our planet Earth, help us spread the word of your work and that of AZIPL.  Host an AZIPL House Party!  Thanks to our friends in the South Mountain neighborhood, Mark Goldstein and Liz Warren, for hosting our first house party.  Good conversation, music and even storytelling  Brief [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Seed, The Untold Story

Join others this coming Monday, November 21 at 7:30 pm at Tempe Marketplace 16 for the showing of "Seed, The Untold Story".  We need to increase our awareness of the entire food system.  It is logical to start with seeds.  In the last century, alone, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared.  Follow these seed [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cultivate South Phoenix

How do you transform a food desert into a food oasis?  Check out the plans of Cultivate South Phoenix. This neighborhood-based partnership is leasing an 18-acre site from the Roosevelt School District to help transform that area.  This incubator farm initiative will provide fresh, affordable produce for the neighborhood and a living wage for small [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Action, Uncategorized|0 Comments