Congratulations to the 2019 Cool Congregations Challenge Winners and Runners Up! You have truly gone the extra mile and are leading the way to a brighter future for us all!
Thanks to our expert panel of judges this year! By category they are: Community Inspiration: Ashaki Scott, IPL National Office Manager and Program Assistant and Elena Bettis, Communications Director from Faith in Place, IPL’s affiliate in Illinois. Energy Saver: Ryan Snow, Director of Education at the U.S. Green Building Council and Hannah Bastian, Research Analyst from The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Renewable Role Model: Jerry Bernstein, Special Projects Coordinator. Sacred Grounds: Rev. Paul Uzel, Presbyterian Minister and Chair of the Iowa IPL Chapter, “Dubuque Interfaith Green Coalition” and Rev. Derrick Elliot, Pastor of Desert Heritage United Church of Christ, Mesa, Arizona. Cool Planner: Jerry Lawson, National Manager of the EPA’s Energy Star for Congregations program and Mikelann Scerbo, Senior Associate, Research at the Alliance for Saving Energy.