In July 2011, my role as an SCA Sustainability Fellow with the Allegheny County Sustainability Program has been great and eventful. My involvement in a wide variety of tasks that support the sustainability manager’s efforts to make Allegheny County a cleaner, more cost-efficient organization continue to be exciting and valuable learning opportunities. In addition to the usual daily administrative tasks (which I’ve gotten good at), I have been instrumental in pursuing outreach approaches to engage employees and in drafting and putting together the latest newsletter.
I continue to be heavily engaged in writing and crafting the Allegheny Green newsletter. In the month of July I followed up on interviews, took necessary pictures, conducted research to support upcoming articles and laid-out the design for the upcoming newsletter.
I have also continued the work with the County’s internal “Departmental Green Team” and its various sub-committees to identify and support energy efficiency measures that are happening within each respective County department.
Finally, I have continued to assist the Coordinated Weatherization Campaign by working with project partners to write and edit a "white paper" report on the annual progress of the campaign. I have finally reached a culminating point in that work and I look forward to whatever is coming next!