Hi, my name is Chamae Munroe and I’m proud to be part of the CT Clean Energy Corps and the greater Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge. I grew up in Manchester, CT, went to school at Trinity College in Hartford, CT and am excited to now be living and working in Wethersfield, CT. I love serving with AmeriCorps on this project because it give me a chance to give back to the local communities that have made me who I am today. I studied Environmental Science in college, so this project is a great opportunity for me to pursue my passion empowering people to be part of the solution to one of our most imminent environmental concerns: energy waste and the resulting ecological and health problems. When I am not out changing people’s light bulbs for CFLs I enjoy night kayaking on Andover Lake, hiking in Cotton Hollow, going to Zumba classes, motorcycle riding and embarking on new CT adventures. I am looking forward to the next phase of this program as a chance to improve my organizational and management skills. Most importantly though I am excited to help people reach their 20 percent energy reduction goal through home improvements, especially those who qualify for the income-eligible energy assessments and will greatly benefit from money saved this winter heating season.