Portland, here we come! EDF Climate Corps tour heads to Oregon for Net Impact

EDF Staff | October 27, 2011

By Isabel Grantham, Project Analyst, EDF Corporate Partnerships

The EDF Climate Corps team is off to Portland tomorrow for the 2011 Net Impact Conference, and we are looking forward to the chance to network with enthusiastic students and forward-thinking organizations. EDF staff Sitar Mody, Emily Reyna, Katie Ware and Isabel Grantham will be there. While we're excited to attend the conference's workshops, spread the word about the EDF Climate Corps program and meet prospective fellows and host organizations.  It's also a great chance to reconnect with EDF Climate Corps alumni, and a wonderful way for interested students and organizations to hear firsthand from alumni about their EDF Climate Corps experiences.

Just last month, we at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced the results from this summer's Climate Corps class. With $650 million in potential energy savings from twelve short weeks, we're still reveling in the excitement of the end-of -summer news. Nonetheless, the leaves have changed colors and coffee shops are inundated with pumpkin-flavored treats, which can only mean one thing – we have entered EDF Climate Corps recruiting season. Over the next 3 months, the EDF Climate Corps team will be busy meeting with prospective fellows and host organizations and gearing up for an even larger slew of EDF Climate Corps participants in 2012.

As you may know, EDF Climate Corps places specially-trained MBA and MPA students in companies, cities and universities to build the business case for energy efficiency. We plan to place up to 125 students in summer fellowships in 2012 and encourage interested students to connect with us at Net Impact (details below) or check out our "Become a Fellow" page on our Web site.  Also, get a behind the scenes look at what it's like to be a fellow in our "Faces of EDF Climate Corps" video. We would love to chat with interested students and companies about this opportunity so be sure to come by and swing by one of our events if you'll be at Net Impact this week. On Friday, October 28th, you can find us in three places:

10:30am – 4:30pm: Net Impact Expo

Come by our booth to meet the team and pick up some information about EDF Climate Corps.

12:15pm – 1:15pm: Lunch Session

Since the Expo will be busy, you can talk to EDF staff at our lunch session. Grab your lunch ahead of time and join us in room C-120.

6:00pm – 8:00pm: EDF Climate Corps Reception

Join us for the EDF Climate Corps Reception at the Ecotrust in Portland's Pearl District. Prospective EDF Climate Corps fellows will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with alumni and EDF staff. The Ecotrust is located in the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center – 721 NW 9th Avenue (9th and Johnson) in Portland.

We hope to see you there!