Join FCNL’s Sustainable Energy and Environment team on Call to Conscience to connect with activists across the country. We’ll share updates about what is happening with Congress and the administration and identify opportunities to take action and build energy in your own community.
This month, Barbara Briggs from Friends Meeting of Washington will be our guest. She will share how tax credits secured in the Inflation Reduction Act (Public Law No: 117-169) can be used to decarbonize our homes.
Barbara Briggs is the administrator for Friends Meeting of Washington, where she also services as co-clerk for their Committee on Peace and Social Concerns. A lifelong social justice advocate, Barbara worked for over two decades with the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, leading on-the-ground research, media exposes and public campaigns to end sweatshop abuses, child labor and human trafficking in the global economy.
In 2016 she answered a deeply felt leading to work on climate change. She was deeply involved in the campaign that won ground-breaking Clean Energy DC legislation in Washington, D.C. In 2020, she initiated a citizen science investigation into methane gas leaks, which found nearly 400 methane leaks across all eight of DC’s wards and engaged more than 100 residents and people of faith. She now convenes the Beyond Gas climate-faith initiative to speed the District’s transition from gas to renewable energy.
Jus Tavcar is FCNL’s program assistant for sustainable energy and environment. In his work, Jus lobbies Congress to pass policies in favor of transitioning into a just green economy.
Before joining as a program assistant, Jus worked in nonprofit development, first at FCNL as a summer intern and then at Bread for the World. Born and raised in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Jus graduated from Earlham College with degrees in Art History and Global Management.