Michigan Interfaith Power & Light (Michigan IPL) is a non-profit organization, started in 2002, is geared toward assisting Houses of Worship (HoWs) make the connection between faith and the environment; primarily through energy efficiency (EE) education, efficient upgrades, and behavioral changes, with the main goal of reducing utility bills and encouraging additional sustainability measures. Michigan IPL counts, as members, more than 190 congregations across the state of various faiths including, Catholic, Evangelical Christian, Episcopalian, United Methodist, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist, Jewish, Muslim, Quaker, and various other faiths.

Michigan IPL started presenting annual sustainability conferences in 2003 and is thrilled to partner with Lawrence Tech for the 2013 conference. Visit them online:

Lawrence Technological University (LTU), established in 1932, is a private university with an enrollment of 4500 students. LTU’s mission is “to develop leaders through innovative and agile programs embracing theory and practice.” LTU is a recognized leader in sustainable education, research, and practice. From architecture and engineering to science and management, students use cutting-edge technology to create a cleaner and brighter future. The University boasts a LEED Silver building, a 10kW solar photovoltaic system, alternative energy laboratory and an innovative storm water trail. LTU has hosted sustainability conferences since 2004,initially sponsored by the ASHRAE Detroit Chapter, and in recent years, by LTU’s Center for Sustainability and known as Seminars On Sustainability SOS for the Environment. The University looks forward to sharing its 9th consecutive annual sustainability conference with Michigan Interfaith, Power and Light.

For questions, contact: Leah Wiste (248) 376-4603