Posts by Nicole Catino

by Nicole Catino | Posted Thursday, July 17, 2014
It’s hard to believe our first blitz of the year is just a few days away! (If you missed my first post about...
by Nicole Catino | Posted Monday, July 7, 2014

The air is hot and humid, the days are long, when it’s not raining the sun is shining (imagine that), which can only...

Nicole Catino

Green Cities Pittsburgh Sustainability Fellow

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SCA Title: Green Cities Sustainability Fellow: Residential Energy Conservation

Site Name: Pittsburgh, PA


Hometown: Riegelsville, PA

School: Lafayette College, Class of 2013

Major: Engineering Studies, German


Dream Job: Something where I can simultaneously help the earth and its people

Current favorite song: New Way by Ana Diaz

The person(s) who inspires me most (are)… my parents


If I could pass a law… I would have everyone travel abroad and participate in an extensive and engaging diversity training.

If I was a shape shifter I’d turn into… a halcyon

My motto: Live with purpose


My most memorable outdoor moment: Trekking in Nepal and waking up to see the sun rise over the Himalayas


What forces, events, or influences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? When I was younger my family often went hiking and camping in the many National Parks we visited on our cross-country road trips, and so my love of nature and traveling was born. As I grew older I became increasingly interested in the intricate relationship between society and the environment, and my education as an Engineering Studies major was a great way to combine my technical interests with my desire help other people. Like many great people have stated, I believe that climate change is the greatest moral issue of our time and I want to do my part to make the world a better place. Naturally, being a conservationist is a fitting solution and directly in line with my values.

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