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VOLUNTEERS

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Phyllis Fitzgerald, Energy Conservation Educator

Phyllis has used her Bachelor and Master of Education degrees from UK and UofL, respectively, to teach energy conservation for decades.  She has presented conservation programs on WAVE3 TV and WCHQ radio, and while working for the nonprofit Environmental Alternatives, Inc., LG&E and Metro Air Pollution Control District.  Besides teaching weekly workshops at Dismas Charities St. Ann Center in West Louisville, Phyllis leads LCAN’s conservation workshops for renters,  showing them no-to-low-cost techniques and lifestyle changes ways to cut their utility bills—and cool the planet.

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Agastya Mishra, Kids' Projects Contributor

Agastya Mishra is a seventh grader at Meyzeek Middle School.  His passion is protecting our planet.  After reading about climate change and realizing his generation's future is at stake, he decided to make a positive difference.  Luckily, his research led him to LCAN.  He has helped to stock the virtual shelves of our Kids' Books and Videos web page.  He organized classmates to develop an Earth Day-themed quick-recall package, beta-tested last yeat at Meyzeek and now are refining it for other middle schools.  He also enjoys computers, music, sports, hanging out with his friends and "building stuff."

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Roger Ohlman,
Energy Analyst

After 43 years in the banking industry, Roger felt called to focus on climate and anti-racism initiatives.  He recently received a Kilowatt Crackdown award for his work with the Louisville Nature Center (LNC), where he first found ways to lower its utility bills, then assisted with installing solar panels, resulting in LNC achieving net-zero status!  With a small team of church members, he now helps First Unitarian Church in similar ways.  For LCAN, Roger analyzes clients’ energy usage to find ways to improve efficiency and lower costs.

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Ken Shapero,
Researcher and Writer

Over the last 50 years, Ken Shapero, has worked as a reporter and editor for The Courier-Journal, Public Relations and Gov't Affairs manager for UPS’s Airline Division, federal relations
and sales executive for Naverus and GE Aviation and co-owner/managing partner of The Jazz Factory, a live-jazz venue that closed in 2008. Retired from the business world, Ken is giving back to the community, hoping, to nudge the world toward a better place.  LCAN is elated to have Ken's knowledge and experience on our bench.  When he's not playing tennis or hiking, he researches and translates complicated public policies into plain-English to help you shrink your carbon footprint.

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