Greenburgh energy conservation coordinator will try interfaith approach

New York Interfaith Power & Light, a group that advocates a faith-based approach to saving energy, has appointed Nicola Coddington of Irvington as executive director.

tjndc5-5dukwojx8hz19qxsqg2l_layout.jpgCoddington has been energy conservation coordinator for the Town of Greeburgh.

NYIPL says it aims to “promote stewardship of the earth by faith communities through energy conservation and efficiency and through the use of renewable energy.” It is a chapter of the Interfaith Power & Light campaign, which has chapters in 26 states and D.C.

Religious congregations across New York state contribute to the group.

Dr. Janet Allen, NYIPL vice president, said she looks forward to “Nikki solidifying and strengthening the New York State interfaith community’s response to global warming.”

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.