IPL recognizes the 125 congregations who entered IPL’s Cool Congregations Challenge for 2024. IPL acknowledges the good work they are doing to care for our Sacred Earth. As a group, they have prevented 540 TONS of carbon emissions annually!
Together they are building the world we all want to live in. A big thank you from IPL and future generations who will thrive in the world you are creating.
Thanks to our expert panel of judges this year!
Cool Planner: Jerry Lawson, National Manager of the EPA Energy Star for Congregations, and Mikelann Scerbo, DC Sustainable Energy Utility. Energy Saver: Ryan Snow, Director, Market Transformation + Development at the U.S. Green Building Council and Thasin Sardar, Architect and member of the East Lansing Islamic Center. Electric Vehicle Leader: Pastor Joel and Susan Almono, Massachusetts IPL, and Rosa Mitsumasu Scotti, Program Manager, Plug-In America, Ileagh MacIvers, IPL’s Clean Transportation Organizer. Renewable Role Model: Jerry Bernstein, Special Projects Coordinator and Laura Combs, Sr. Sales Associate, Eagle Solar & Light, and a member of the North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light Energy Working Group. Community Inspiration: Keah Calluccie, Multifaith Program Manager, Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light and Rev. Veronica Johnson, Outreach Director for Faith in Place, our Illinois IPL affiliate. Sacred Grounds: Mel Caraway, Interfaith Climate Consultant at Texas Impact/Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy and Naomi Edelson, Senior Director, Wildlife Partnerships, National Wildlife Federation and creator of National Wildlife Federation’s Sacred Ground program for congregations.
Congratulations to the 2024 Challenge Winners!
See the list of all entries here on the Be the Change page.