EDF Climate Corps Blog: archive
Elena Kocherovsky | December 19, 2012
We are less than a month from the January 11 deadline for applying to become an EDF Climate Corps fellow in 2013. We have met hundreds of young leaders across the nation and realized a shift from when we launched this program five years ago. Sustainability and smart energy management are no longer niche interest areas. They are becoming mainstream career fields for the best and brightest talent our country has to offer.
EDF Staff | December 6, 2012
Join us for a Webinar on Thursday, December 13 at noon EST to explore key learnings from EDF about how large organizations have overcome common barriers to investing in energy efficiency.
EDF Staff | November 12, 2012
Throughout 2012, EDF's Energy Innovation Series will highlight around 20 innovations across a broad range of energy categories, including smart grid and renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency financing, and progressive utilities, to name a few. This series will demonstrate that cost-effective, clean energy solutions are available now and imperative to lowering our dependence on fossil fuels. Find more information on this featured innovation here.
Elena Kocherovsky | October 25, 2012
EDF Climate Corps fellow | October 24, 2012
Fellow: Affuembey Enow Affuembey, 2012 EDF Climate Corps fellow at Southern University and A&M College, MBA candidate at Southern University and A&M College, College of Business
Organization: Southern University and A&M College
Opportunity: 8 buildings and over $270,000 in energy efficiency and water savings
Summary: As a student of Southern University, I’ve taken many walks around campus and seen that the school is “going green.” But this summer my view was completely different – I was on campus as an employee of the Office of Facility Services and Architectural Planning, not a student. My job was to help the school “green” itself even more.
EDF Climate Corps fellow | October 23, 2012
Fellow: Jason Sekhon, 2012 EDF Climate Corps fellow at Pfizer Inc., MBA/MS candidate at University of Michigan Erb Institute
Organization: Pfizer Inc.
Opportunity: Over 100,000 employees at the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company
Summary: Pfizer is already well on its way to company-wide sustainability, and I'm glad to be contributing by writing employee engagement plan and EnergyStar strategies.
Sitar Mody | October 16, 2012
EDF founded Climate Corps in 2008 armed with a hunch and seven smart, young people. Five years later, we have placed nearly 300 elite graduate students in about 200 leading companies, cities and universities to uncover valuable energy savings.
EDF Staff | October 9, 2012
In the past five years, EDF Climate Corps has worked deep within more than 100 leading companies to cut energy costs and curb carbon emissions. Along the way we've tracked and analyzed what does and doesn't work, reporting the common barriers to energy efficiency that we encountered and the most powerful strategies for breaking them down.
EDF Climate Corps fellow | September 25, 2012
I distinctly remember watching “An Inconvenient Truth” when the documentary was first released. It struck a deep emotional chord in me. I felt an obligation to do something but did not know where to begin.