We celebrate the exciting news that one of the Green Team’s leaders, Paula Kline, was voted in as a Community Leader Awardee of the SE PA regional 2020 Groundbreaker Awards, conferred on December 17, 2020. According to the Groundbreaker Awards web site:
“Paula ‘s Clean Energy Planning Series, Ready For 100 Communities initiative, provided best practice tools, training and ongoing support for 30 local municipalities, their Environmental Advisory Councils, and RF100 volunteers to develop individualized clean energy transition plans and understand energy use analysis. Over 80 participants learned how to improve building energy efficiency as a stepping stone to financing the tougher aspects of transitioning community energy sources to 100 percent renewable sources with equitable stakeholder engagement. Paula pulled together regional and national clean energy experts to present through 15 well-attended, highly interactive seminars. Despite the pandemic, the initiative trained community environmental and municipal leaders how to specifically plan in a cost effective manner saving taxpayer dollars through world class online technical energy concepts and community outreach best practices to engage their communities.”
Here, from the Sierra Club SE PA Group, is the list of Chesco municipalities that have already passed Ready for 100 resolutions: Phoenixville, Schuylkill, Uwchlan, Downingtown, West Chester, East Bradford, Kennett Twp, East Pikeland, Tredyffrin, West Vincent, Pocopson, Charlestown, West Whiteland.
See community appreciations of Paula in the 8th segment of the winners video here.