Dori Chandler is New Public Policy Director with Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light

Welcome Dori Chandler to H-IPL!

We are pleased to announce that Dori Chandler is now, effective November 1, 2018, the new Public Policy Director position with Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light (H-IPL).

She will develop H-IPL’s 2019 “informed advocacy” program with a dual emphasis on educating our community on climate change issues and activating the Indiana faith community to respond to climate challenges locally and statewide. She will coordinate our advocacy work with our non-profit partners in Indiana and throughout the Midwest.

In the picture above Dori is hard at work in her previous position with Union of Concerned Scientists, conducting a workshop on the Farm Bill and Food Insecurity at Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren in  Ft. Wayne for the Ft Wayne affiliate of H-IPL.

Dori Chandler has an environmental consultant and planning background and brings a wealth of non-profit and government experience in the areas of advocacy, resource recovery, and community engagement. Her early passion for environmental and social justice led her to serve as an urban planning fellow in Midtown Manhattan and initiate a food scraps recycling program in Ithaca, New York. She was recently the Indiana organizer with Union of Concerned Scientists, and is currently the Indiana coordinator for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, working on a non-partisan comprehensive policy solution to climate change. She also was a member of the H-IPL Board of Directors.

She holds a Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College and a Bachelors in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an educator and leader in the Jewish community, she works to instill the values of Tikkun Olam–repair of the world–and Baal Tashchit– not to needlessly destroy–as core values. She resides in Indianapolis.