WEDNESDAY,  October 6, 2021
6PM via Zoom and 5PM in-person reception start

“The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

Introductions by Jessica Beverly
Clean Energy Program Advocate, Sierra Club Illinois

Bio: Jessica Beverly is the Clean Energy Program Advocate for the IL Chapter of the Sierra Club. She has been working with the Chapter and partners in the Illinois Clean Jobs coalition for nearly two years to support and develop clean energy policy that supports equity, wealth building, and the prioritization of disadvantaged communities in a clean energy transition for Illinois. She joined the Board of Directors for the Defenders in 2021 and chairs the Membership Action team while maintaining a commitment to sustainable agriculture with her family on a hobby farm in Woodstock. 

Speaker:The Rev. Dr. Eileen Shanley-Roberts
Clean Power Lake County

(Speakers will be attending in person.)

Bio: Eileen Shanley-Roberts is a founding member of Clean Power Lake County, an all volunteer community group committed to empoweting frontline environmental justice communities to shift Lake County to healthy, renewable energy—and to achieve the self-determination of the immigrant, low-income, and working-class families who call these communities home. Eileen is an Episcopal priest who teaches at Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation and leads worship for St. Paul’s in McHenry. Prior to joining the faculty of Bexley Seabury, Eileen lived in Waukegan  and served as rector of Christ Episcopal Church for 11 years. She and her spouse now live in Highland Park with their two pugs and 2 cats.

The Illinois General Assembly recently passed the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, the most comprehensive and equitable clean energy legislation in the nation.


When: Oct 6, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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