(BOSTON – January 23, 2013) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today announced the first 36 organizations to sign on for EDF Climate Corps in 2013. New companies including Colgate-Palmolive, DreamWorks Animation and Sprint, join repeat participants Bank of America, Ingersoll Rand and Verizon Communications in EDF’s proven solution to cut energy costs and emissions. Public sector participants include housing authorities in New York City and Boston, Boston Public Health Commission and the Massachusetts Port Authority.
EDF Climate Corps transforms the way organizations use energy by training bright young leaders and embedding them in companies, cities and universities nationwide to analyze and improve energy performance.
On average, EDF Climate Corps has found $1 million in energy savings for each participating organization. Collectively, the program has uncovered enough energy savings to power 150,000 homes each year and save $1.2 billion in energy costs.
"EDF Climate Corps is powered by a new generation of leaders with the skills and passion to make a difference," said Victoria Mills, Managing Director at EDF. "That’s why leading organizations turn to EDF Climate Corps year after year to take their energy management efforts to the next level."
"DreamWorks Animation is committed to hiring world-class talent, which is why we turned to EDF for a dedicated resource to improve energy performance," said Stacy Hibbard, Director of Engineering for DreamWorks Animation. "We are proud to be part of an impressive list of companies participating this year and can't wait to see what our EDF Climate Corps fellow accomplishes."
The deadline to apply for an EDF Climate Corps fellow for this summer is February 28, 2013. There are a limited number of spots available, so interested organizations are encouraged to apply now at edfclimatecorps.org. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The list of 2013 EDF Climate Corps organizations confirmed to date includes:
Bank of America, Baxter International, Boston Housing Authority, Boston Medical Center, Boston Public Health Commission, Caesar's Entertainment, CA Technologies, Children's Defense Fund, City of Boston, City of Cleveland, Colgate-Palmolive, Cytec Industries, DirecTV, DreamWorks Animation, General Motors, Genzyme (a Sanofi Company), Glendale Community College, Hilex Poly, Ingersoll Rand, International Warehouse Logistics Association, JPMorgan Chase, Mack Trucks, Massachusetts Port Authority, Mondelez International, New York City Housing Authority, NYSE Euronext, Office Depot, PepsiCo Americas Beverages, PepsiCo Americas Foods, QTS (Quality Technology Services), Shorenstein Properties, Sprint, Syniverse Technologies, Town of Cary (N.C.), Verizon Communications, and Volvo Construction Equipment.
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