Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is one of the cornerstones of adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change, since it provides a relatively painless way to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels today and in the future. Switzer Fellows are taking the call to action very seriously and working in policy, design, and development to make our future more energy efficient.

Spotlight on Leadership

Innovative Weatherization in Chicago

Kristen Pratt is the Program Coordinator for the Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. One of the group's most successful projects has been the Community Weatherization Action Teams (CWAT) program, which helps volunteers plan weatherization events and campaigns all over the city. Over 25,000 homes have been weatherized through the city program and with their assistance.Read more >

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