ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque woman is among 12 religious leaders in the nation honored by the White House on Monday for their effort in educating faith communities about climate change.
Sister Joan Brown flew to Washington, D.C., to accept the honor for her role with Interfaith Power and Light, a national group “spearheading the faith response to climate change.”
Brown, a Franciscan sister, is the executive director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, based in Albuquerque. The local group works with churches and community groups to move them toward environmental awareness in practices in their organizations.
The award is part of the White House’s Champions of Change program, which honors “ordinary Americans” for their work and leadership to change their communities on a wide variety of issues.