EDF Climate Corps Blog: Student Stories
Can I Do This Again Next Year Please? My Fellowship at Fort Bragg
EDF Climate Corps fellow | August 8, 2014
I do not want to brag, but the U.S. Army engagement at Fort Bragg is the best in EDF Climate Corps. I apologize for the bombastic tone of this statement; however, when I consider the opportunities afforded to me during my time here, it is hard for me to imagine a comparable experience anywhere else.
Transparency in the Supply Chain: Sharing Information Helps Share Savings
EDF Climate Corps fellow | August 7, 2014
As an increasing number of companies seek to reduce the environmental impact of getting their products to retailers and consumers, understanding the drivers behind current transportation and logistic decisions is crucial. Working with Ocean Spray Cranberries this summer, I’ve had the chance to build on the company’s work with Environmental Defense Fund and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Greening the Cleanroom at PerkinElmer
EDF Climate Corps fellow | August 5, 2014
Energy efficiency is an essential part of climate change mitigation, which is my primary motivation for becoming an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellow. My goal is to find energy and water savings at my host organization PerkinElmer in Santa Clara, California.
Energy Planning for a Municipality: The Policy Impact
EDF Climate Corps fellow | July 31, 2014
Two weeks ago I walked into a secured building with simple décor and mismatched furniture. The hallways smelled faintly of disinfectant. But, it is the floors that captured visitors’ attention. It was the cleanest and shiniest floor I have ever seen in my life.
Four Lessons in Corporate Water Efficiency
EDF Climate Corps fellow | July 29, 2014
I received quizzical looks from family and friends when I told them I was working on water efficiency projects at Verizon this summer. They paused, racking their brains about where water is used within the telecommunications industry. “Like in the bathrooms?” they’d ask.
Communication: The Key to Curbing Climate Change
EDF Climate Corps fellow | July 22, 2014
Discussions about combating climate change often center around disruptive technologies or drastic changes to normal methods of doing business. These flashy conversation pieces grab our attention and make for easy headlines, but often overshadow one of the simplest tools available for increasing energy efficiency: ourselves.
Important Environmental Reads
EDF Climate Corps fellow | July 17, 2014
Something that has inspired me to be a part of EDF Climate Corps is my love for the environment, which was inspired by environmental books, and in many cases, the work being done at EDF has mirrored the topics in some of my favorite books. Books can be great knowledge repositories, providing chronological snapshots of the changing landscape—people, politics, perspective, culture, environment and ecology.
My First Week as an EDF Climate Corps Fellow
EDF Climate Corps fellow | June 17, 2014
Walking along a golden field close to my new home in Northampton County, rural North Carolina, I suddenly feel suspended in time. I realize that this is the first moment in the last few months that I have finally been able to slow down. Only a month ago, I was offered a position as an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellow with Roanoke Electric Cooperative (REC).
New EDF Climate Corps program to accelerate energy efficiency in Chicago
EDF Climate Corps fellow | October 11, 2013
Recently, I had the pleasure to attend the kickoff event for the Building Energy Initiative - Chicago, an ambitious project recently launched by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The goal of the project is to complement Retrofit Chicago in bringing energy efficiency improvements to buildings throughout the city.
Are you tapping the talents of tomorrow’s leaders?
EDF Climate Corps fellow | September 30, 2013
This summer, several organizations from the Boston area hosted EDF Climate Corps fellows to further their energy management initiatives. Read below our interviews of three EDF fellows who worked in Boston, putting their know-how and experience to work for the environment.