REV. CHARLES MORRIS:
Founder and Director, Michigan Interfaith Power & Light, Morris was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1983. Since 1993, he has served as pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish in Wyandotte. Michigan Interfaith includes more than 120 congregations and promotes energy efficiency, energy education, renewable energy, and related sustainable practices among its members. St. Elizabeth reduced its peak energy demand by 60 percent in five years. In 2001, St. Elizabeth won the Energy Star for Congregations award. The St. Elizabeth rectory, partially off the grid with a hybrid PV/wind turbine solar electric system, has a solar hot water heating system and a solar attic fan. Morris has a masterís in sociology from the University of Michigan, a masterís of divinity from St. John Seminary and a master of urban planning from Wayne State University.