Save $$$ while you’re saving the earth!
New York Interfaith Power & Light is participating in the national Shop IPL opportunity to purchase high quality, lower cost energy-saving products. Through this online store, Interfaith Power & Light is partnering with Energy Federation Incorporated (EFI) to offer high-quality, affordable energy-efficient products. Many products are offered with quantity discounts, allowing participating congregations to easily order products at competitive wholesale prices.
Note: There is a profit of $1/item on most items sold!
ShopIPL.org” is an online store designed to help faith communities and their members reduce global warming and air pollution through energy efficiency. New York Interfaith Power & Light is one of 23 “IPL” organizations throughout the country that are collaborating to bring energy efficiency and climate stewardship to local faith communities.
How Does ShopIPL.org Work?
ShopIPL.org functions for local faith communities much like the fair trade coffee programs that many congregations participate in already:
- Congregations can buy products like compact fluorescent light bulbs for use in their house of worship.
- Congregations can aggregate orders for their members’ homes and businesses.
- Youth groups or other congregational ministries can sell the energy efficient products for fundraisers.
Can I Buy Products for My Own Home Direct from ShopIPL.org?
Yes! Individuals can also purchase directly from the website.
How Can My Congregation Sign Up and Start Ordering?
Simply set up an account at http://www.shopipl.org. Before you enter your congregation’s name, check to see if your congregation is already listed in the “drop-down menu”—many New York congregations are already on the list.
I Don’t Know That Much About Energy Efficient Products—What if I Get Confused?
ShopIPL.org is an especially good resource for consumers who are new to the idea of energy efficiency because the site includes detailed descriptions of products and explains how they save energy.
How Can I Be Sure the Quality Is Good?
Products sold on ShopIPL.org meet the federal government’s EnergyStar guidelines for energy efficiency. The products are chosen by teams of energy efficiency experts and are the same high quality products that utility companies across the country offer to their customers through local energy efficiency programs.
How Can I Be Sure the Prices Are Competitive?
ShopIPL.org gets great prices through Energy Foundation, Inc., one of the leading residential distributors of energy efficiency-related products in the United States. In addition, congregations and their members who purchase from the site can receive a 10 percent discount by entering the code “shopipl” during checkout.
How Can I Find Out More?
Visit www.shopipl.org or call New York Interfaith Power & Light at 518.399.7733 for more information or to place an order!
To purchase products, visit the Shop IPL website.
Discount for NYIPL members!
NYIPL members can get a 10% discount by entering the discount code “ShopIPL” (no spaces or quotation marks).
Participate in a fundraiser
Here’s what you need:
- ShopIPL Products List
- ShopIPL Group Order Form
- Customizable Bulletin Insert
- ShopIPL CFL FAQs
- Team Captain’s NYIPL Order Form
We have sample kits of these products available for loan.
Questions about this fundraiser? Contact Ed Bennett at ebennet1/at sign/ nycap.rr.com (please reconstruct the email address using the @ sign and eliminate the spaces) or call 1-518-399-7733.
Combine bulbs and social justice in your community
Why not purchase some of the these bulbs in bulk from ShopIPL and distribute them through your food pantries? It’s a great way to help your food pantry client have lower utility bills and create less global warming pollution.