Where Virtual Webinar United States
Contact Sarah Redden [email protected] 240-707-2124

 Join IPC and find out ways you can spread some love to your community and environment! 

We will learn about actions anyone can take to help better their community, and steps congregations can carry out to support a sustainable environment for all. You'll gain valuable insights from expert partners in solar energy options. We will also get a chance to hear about policies related to trash and plastic pollution that Maryland faces, and what we can do to help.  Show some love and come hear from our incredible speakers!

Guest Speakers:

 Joelle Novey has served as Interfaith Power and Light-DMV’s Director since the fall of 2009 and speaks widely on the role that faith communities can play in the climate movement. She grew up in Baltimore at Chizuk Amuno Congregation and is now active in several Jewish communities in the DC area, including Minyan Segulah, and serves on the advisory board of Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action. Joelle finds communities of faith and spirit to be among the most powerful places in the world to talk about the climate crisis and why it matters to each of us. She loves opening conversations with people of all ages and backgrounds about what is happening to our world, and how we are each called to protect the people, places, and creatures we love.

Jennifer Schneider is the Director of Partnerships for Solar Landscape, one of the nation’s leading community solar developers. Prior to leading Solar Landscape’s community engagement efforts, Jennifer led the Environmental Department for a municipality in New Jersey. There, she led all sustainability projects and initiatives including their volunteer Green Team, Shade Tree Committee, Storm Water Committee, and more.  Prior to her position with Secaucus, Jenny worked with dozens of schools, environmental commissions, nonprofits, and local leaders as an AmeriCorps service member focused on environmental stewardship.

Lynn Heller is a social entrepreneur with extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to launching the Climate Access Fund, Lynn served as Vice President of the Abell Foundation, where she oversaw the foundation’s operations and managed the Foundation’s environmental grants portfolio. Lynn has worked as a nonprofit strategic planning and management consultant, and has launched political and economic development programs in Baltimore, California and Indonesia. Lynn is Board Chair of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, a past member of the Maryland Climate Change Commission, and a founding member of the Baltimore Sustainability Commission. Lynn earned an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from Princeton University, magna cum laude.

Shari Wilson is the Interim Executive Director, Trash Free Maryland, an organization that are leading advocates for public policies and initiatives to reduce trash pollution in the state. They mission is to work towards a state that is free of trash, debris, and litter, where communities, public spaces, and waterways are safe, healthy, and support economic viability. She also was the former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Environment where she developed substantial initiatives on climate change and the Chesapeake Bay. She served as Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at the US Environmental Protection Agency and has spent much if not most of her career caring for our shared watershed.

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