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through the MiILP.
Betsy: "Ed has spearheaded this
at Adat Shalom, but he won't
say it. We wouldn't be where we
are without his passion and
commitment every week."

ED KOHL and
BETSY WINICEIIVIAN

City: West Bloomfield
Kudos: Energy Savers

Ed Kohl and Betty Winkelman are active
members of the Jewish Community
Council of Metropolitan Detroit's environ-
mental group MiCOEJL. They also are
founding board members of Michigan
Interfaith Power and Light (NIiIPL), a
coalition of more than 60 congregations
across Michigan whose mission is to
involve communities offaith as stewards of
God's creation by promoting energy conser-
vation. Ed and Betty and their spouses are
members of Adat Shalom Synagogue, the
first Jewish congregation to join MiIPL.
They carpool regularly to Lansing for
board meetings. They also have succes..Oilly
encouraged Adat Shalom to adopt more
environmentally fiiendly practices that
have led to less energy use and more sav-
ings.

Who started MiIPL?
Betty: "Father Charles Morris, a
Catholic priest in Wyandotte, was given
a year's sabbatical to start up this new
501-3c organization to 'green up' con-
gregations through action and educa-
tion. He started at the beginning of
2003 and called Sara Bernstein
[MiCOEJL program manager]. Now,
about 70 religious organizations are
members. "

Ed Kohl and Betsy'
Winkelman

What have you done to involve others?
Ed: "We had a meeting eight to nine
months ago with synagogue executive
directors. We had good attendance and
interest, and we'll follow up."

What are benefits of joining MiIPL?
Ed: "We've had two conferences to dis-
cuss energy issues. We spread the gospel
of energy efficiency, conservation,
renewable energy and related sustainable
practices. Only a handful of members
have taken advantage of assessments that
can be done at the congregational level."

How did this work for Adat Shalom?
Ed: "We went from 90-watt incandes-
cent light bulbs to 19-watt compact flu-
orescent light bulbs. We are using ener-
gy-efficient appliances. Synagogues can
get good buys on appliances and light
bulbs through the MiILP. And Adat
Shalom is now buying energy from
Strategic Energy rather than Detroit
Edison at a savings of 15-20 percent

How does your Judaism play
into the equation?
Betsy: "It blends my interests.
We can save money, use less
electricity, be frugal with our
,automobiles then become less
dependent on Middle East
countries that are so dangerous
to Israel. We need to get off our
addiction to oil. Also, there is the Torah
principle tikkun olam
— we are supposed to care for the
world."

What are your other passions?
Betsy:"I was very involved in the Soviet
Jewry movement. We went to the Soviet
Union in 1984 to meet with refuseniks.
I am also active through the JCCouncil.
Ed: "I serve on the JCCouncil board,
the Adat Shalom board, do Israel advo-
cacy and am the local recruiter for the
Volunteers for Israel program. It's very
important. I've facilitated about 40 peo-
ple for the program." ❑
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