EDF Climate Corps Blog

  • Good Governance for Sustainability

    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. 

  • Business is Ready for “Reforming the Energy Vision” in New York

    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.

  • Turning Up the Heat on Energy Efficiency

    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...

  • Real Energy and Cost Savings. Right Now. Here, in Texas.

    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?

  • Denver Housing Authority Sets Bar for Municipalities Nationwide

    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.  

  • Chicago, DC, NYC, Oh My! EDF Climate Corps Network Events around the Country

    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. 

  • How Energy Managers are Getting More Out of Their Lunch Hour

    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!

  • EDF Climate Corps Proves its ROI for Private Equity Firms

    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...

  • Bringing The Pope’s Climate Encyclical to Life, a Church at a Time

    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.

  • EDF Climate Corps: Past, Present and Future of Corporate Sustainability

    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.


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