IPL recognizes the 150 congregations who entered IPL’s Cool Congregations Challenge for 2023. IPL acknowledges the good work they are doing to care for our Sacred Earth. As a group, they have prevented 1300 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.
Winners will be announced in February of 2023.
See the list of all entries here on the Be the Change page.
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. 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: Rev. David Gill, retired Director of Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Arkansas and Ann English, Registered Landscape Architect focused on ecosystem restoration and planting design, member of American Society of Landscape Architects , LEED AP (Accredited Professional) and CBLP D+I (Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Design+ Installation).