EDF Climate Corps Blog

If you don’t get where I’m going with this thread, you may have been under a rock for the past week, because when Hollywood talks about climate change, all kinds of new audiences listen.

A few weeks ago we told you about our impressive 2014 EDF Climate Corps student applicants. We know from six years of experience this powerhouse group of grad students will make real change in the world. Let’s take a moment here to look at where they go after their EDF Climate Corps fellowships.

Last week, I had the pleasure of joining hundreds of leading sustainability and energy practitioners at the 2014 GreenBiz Forum. For those who were unable to attend, I wanted to call your attention to three themes that I noticed buzzing throughout the conference. 

Brendan Edgerton (Yale MBA/MEM ’15) didn’t know what he was getting himself into when he accepted the offer to be an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellowin the summer of 2013. In addition to the challenge of uncovering the right set of investment opportunities in energy efficiency for Office Depot, Edgerton’s every move would also be documented by Director James Cameron’s Showtime camera crews.

Here at EDF Climate Corps we have the ability to glimpse into the future and see what the next generation of business leaders looks like. They are passionate about creating a new business model where the bottom line and sustainability go hand in hand.

Following the lead of mayors and governors across the country, last month the President announced energy as a priority for the year. By focusing on energy management, organizations are contributing to the transformation of energy use in the country, saving billions in energy costs and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

EDF Climate Corps' fourth annual Network Event was held in Cambridge, MA, and gathered around 120 EDF Climate Corps hosts, fellow alumni and partners. We asked some of the attendees to reflect back on the event, here’s what they had to say.

Back in December, EDF Climate Corps led a twitter discussion around the energy-saving strategies organizations discovered in 2013. We’d like to share a few of the best energy-saving tips from the #EnergyUnwrapped discussion so that these can be more widely applied in 2014. 

In his State of the Union Address last night, President Obama offered a new twist on the customary pronouncement on the nation’s health, saying “it is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong.”

The White House announced today Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps fellow Tyrone Davis will join First Lady Michelle Obama at tonight’s 2014 State of the Union.