EDF Climate Corps Blog
EDF Climate Corps fellow | October 6, 2015
The NYC school system is the largest school district in the United States. It is comprised of over 1,800 schools and 1.1 million students. This scale presents a great opportunity for promoting and implementing sustainability. Not only can school buildings be made more energy and water efficient, but also, the students can be made aware of sustainability by tying the built environment into the curriculum.
Jacob Robinson | October 5, 2015
During the last year, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has continued to observe and nourish the growing appetite among America’s business community to move together on carbon reduction. This movement should not be understated, especially as New York regulators continue to move forward with the “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) proceeding.
Guest Author | September 22, 2015
I was already level with the roof on a ladder when my General Motors supervisor pointed out the irony of my situation. As an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellow, I was destroying the homes of the young maple tree seedlings trying to grow in the rain gutter of a Detroit home. I’m all for trees, but not when they take up residence in a rain gutter...
EDF Staff | August 28, 2015
This year, 12 Texas companies and public sector entities hosted fellows, and this got us to thinking, what kind of evolution and impact has the Climate Corps program had in Texas over the years?
EDF Staff | August 27, 2015
The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA), therefore, deserves praise for its innovative solar power program that not only provides renewable energy, but creates revenue for the housing authority, creates green jobs in the region and saves taxpayers’ money – all the while reflecting the spirit of the federal Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, which looks to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent by the year 2020.
Kate Hanley | July 24, 2015
While the summer is usually time for our fellows to be deeply involved in their summer projects, last week, we gathered current fellows and other EDF Climate Corps network members in three different cities across the crountry to meet, mingle and discuss the work that they are all concentrating on.
Kate Hanley | July 13, 2015
Looking for a productive way to spend your lunch hour? Look no further than EDF Climate Corps’ Energy Efficiency Expertise (3E) Webinar Series!
Scott Wood | July 9, 2015
As summer officially gets underway, the 2015 EDF Climate Corps fellows are already off to the races seeking out energy and cost-saving opportunities for some of the world’s largest companies and organizations. Among those participating, we are pleased to place 13 fellows with private equity firms and their portfolio companies...
Nancy Buzby | June 24, 2015
Last week’s papal encyclical on climate change galvanized those of us who already see responsible stewardship for the earth as both a moral mandate and business imperative. In the 184-page document, Pope Francis calls for a sweeping overhaul of political, economic and individual practices to halt the degradation of the environment and protect our planet for the long term.
Victoria Mills | June 3, 2015
Every year, I feel a rush of excitement meeting a new class of EDF Climate Corps fellows at our annual training in May. This year, as EDF Climate Corps enters its eighth summer, I was struck how the past, present and future converged before my eyes.