In June 2011, my time as an SCA Sustainability Fellow with the Allegheny County Sustainability Program has been good. My role 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 grow and be more diverse. In addition to the usual daily administrative tasks, I have been engaged in pursuing a federal grant opportunity and in devising new and innovative ways to reach County staff.
I continue to be heavily engaged in writing and crafting the Allegheny Green newsletter. In the month of June I have conducted interviews with County personnel and performed research to support upcoming articles.
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. A number of specialized committees (training, communications, etc.) have been organized and will be meeting throughout the next couple of months to discuss the various roles and how these committees can assist the sustainability manager.
Also, 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.