A local nonprofit is offering monetary awards to a few faith communities that celebrate the Earth through words or music.

Utah Interfaith Power and Light is offering up to $400 for sermons or music compositions that address climate change, stewardship of creation and/or sustainability. The award funds must be used by the faith community to purchase insulation, ceiling fans, energy-efficient appliances, CFLs or other items, or by making other environmentally friendly improvements.

The deadline has been extended to Aug. 15.

To be eligible for consideration, a faith community member must deliver a sermon or submit the musical composition to Utah Interfaith Power & Light, P.O. Box 112016, Salt Lake City, UT 84147-2016 or by e-mail at [email protected]. For more information, go to www.utahipl.org.