In August 2011, my role as an SCA Sustainability Fellow with the Allegheny County Sustainability Program has involved 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 daily administrative tasks, I have been instrumental in planning and organizing a strategy to roll-out a software pilot that would assist in outreach to employees. I also designed and drafted the latest Allegheny Green newsletter that was released two weeks ago.
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. I also have been organizing a special committee of the Green Team to assist in the roll-out out of software pilot.
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!