The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of more than 3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 600 lawyers, scientists and other professionals to fight for the planet and its people in the halls of Congress, communities across the country, and nations around the globe. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.
Given federal rollbacks of environmental commitments, city leadership on climate change is more critical than ever. Cities want to work to create more sustainable urban communities but often lack the funding and resources to make the changes they envision. The City Energy Project (http://www.cityenergyproject.org/) is a unique national initiative to create healthier and more prosperous American cities by improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings. Working in partnership, the participating twenty cities and the Project support solutions that cut energy waste, boost local economies, and reduce harmful pollution. Specifically, NRDC and our partner organization, Institution for Market Transformation, assist mayoral offices with developing and advocating for policy as well as implementing innovative city programs to advance energy efficiency.
Over the summer City Energy Project will be responsible for leading or supporting several simultaneous energy efficiency campaigns across participating cities that will intersect key issues including public climate commitments, economic development, public health, and equity. The Schneider Fellow will be integral to City Energy Project and will pursue the following scope of work in support of these campaigns:
Over the summer City Energy Project will be responsible for leading or supporting several simultaneous energy efficiency campaigns across participating cities that will intersect key issues including public climate commitments, economic development, public health, and equity. The Schneider Fellow will be integral to the City Energy Project and will pursue the following scope of work in support of these campaigns:
Qualified applicants should exhibit the following skills, expertise and interests:
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