March’s Statewide PA IPL Program focuses on Energy Conservation for Homes and Businesses and takes a deep dive into energy conservation by considering an energy audit of your home or organizational home. An energy auditor can help you develop a comprehensive energy reduction plan, listing priorities based upon your facility’s size, shape, age, construction type, usage and operation. You can save energy & dollars by analyzing the building envelope (roof, walls & floors/slabs) and operations. Start small, implementing projects that will help you to save budget for larger projects, or dive right in with medium to large size projects. Our expert speakers, Greg Wozniak, G A Wozniak & Associates, and Donald Fitzgee, Bottom Line Systems, can show you how to reduce your overall carbon footprint.
Building Climate Resilience in Our Own Communities with PA IPL & JEA
This meeting, recorded Wednesday, January 19, 2022, was part of PA IPL’s ongoing partnership with Jewish Earth Alliance (JEA).
TOPIC: Building Climate Resilience in Our Own Communities
* Inspirational spiritual remarks given by Donna Kochirka
* Brief presentations on models to illustrate how our communities and land can become more climate resilient: · urban and rural tree planting efforts by the PA IPL by Mark Smith and Greg Williams · a new nonprofit organization that focuses on local sourcing of materials and building local self-reliance by Judy Wicks · an initiative in Pittsburgh to install solar panels on front line homes through the Open Ministries
* Q & A in which participants share what they are doing as individuals or congregations to make our communities more climate resilient
This is a fascinating and uplifting program and should inspire Green Teams within congregations and communities to include new projects.