Wednesday, March, 29 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Session: D1: Energy Equity and Sustainability | Track D: Resiliency and Reliability- Adapting to Climate Trends
Leidos, Inc. – An Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Contractor | Residential, MDI, Events & Education Marketing Manager
Energy Equity and Sustainability
In partnership with implementation partner Leidos, the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program donated $175,000 to the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation (JJK Foundation) in East St. Louis to purchase an electric shuttle bus and charging station. The JJK Foundation currently provides transportation services to roughly 75% of their participating students with an aging transportation fleet, most of which are living in underserved and diverse communities with limited transportation access. This electric shuttle bus will provide a sustainable method of transportation for students for the foreseeable future. This will be the first electric vehicle charger at a community-serving institution in the East St. Louis area. The use of EV vehicles in underserved communities not only helps reduce carbon emissions, but it also helps to educate at-risk youth about the benefits of energy efficiency in everyday life and how they can make an impact for the future. The partnership between the Energy Efficiency Program and the JJK Foundation is a shining example of energy efficiency practices making a big impact for cities of all sizes.
Mallory Audo is the Residential, MDI, Events & Education Marketing Manager for the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program. For over five years, Mallory has developed materials to support Residential customers for Ameren Illinois while also working closely with Market Development Initiative (MDI) partners and stakeholders to help promote energy efficiency for all. Mallory has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL.