July EcoHour

It’s our final EcoHour until September – don’t miss out!

Joelle Novey is the Director of Interfaith Power and Light (DC.Md.NoVA), whichworks with hundreds of congregations of all faiths across DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change. She is the co-author of Green and Just Celebrations, a purchasing guide that Jews United for Justice distributes to local congregations for assisting families in making greener purchasing decisions around weddings and bar/bat mitzvah celebrations. Most recently, Joelle worked at Green America, where she screened applicants to the Green Business Network and wrote dozens of articles about greener living for the organization’s newsletter and magazine.

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Joelle comes to Interfaith Power and Light (DC.Md.NoVA) from Tikkun Leil Shabbat, an independent Jewish community in Washington DC which hosts speakers from social and environmental justice organizations, and regularly holds potlucks for over 150 people without the use of disposable tableware. Joelle grew up in Baltimore and attended Chizuk Amuno Congregation.

She is the co-author of Green and Just Celebrations, a purchasing guide that Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) distributes to local congregations for assisting families in making greener purchasing decisions around weddings and bar/bat mitzvah celebrations.

Most recently, Joelle worked at Green America, where she screened applicants to the Green Business Network and wrote dozens of articles about greener living for the organization’s newsletter and magazine.

Joelle brings a variety of interfaith experience to the religious diversity of IPL’s network. For more than a year, she counseled hospital patients of all backgrounds and led interfaith worship services through a chaplain training program at Washington Hospital Center.

Joelle is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University where she received a BA in Social Studies, and completed the coursework for a minor in the Study of Religion.

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When

Tuesday, July 18th, 6:00pm-8:00 pm

Where

Teaism Penn Quarter* (Map)
400 8th Street NW; Washington, DC

*Teaism is a generous sponsor of DC EcoWomen and provides their space free of charge. Please help us say thank you by purchasing a drink, dinner or a yummy salty oat cookie!

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