Caroline Howe

Caroline Howe


Caroline works with communities to address local environmental and social challenges through interventions that combine technology, social enterprise, and education. Working both in urban and rural areas, internationally and in her own backyard, Caroline addresses challenges of energy efficiency, livelihood creation, water quality, and waste management that affect many types of communities. Passionate about climate change's impacts on the most vulnerable, Caroline has worked on environmental issues in the Philippines, South Africa, Nepal, Vietnam, Honduras and Nicaragua, and lived for four years in India working with major companies, environmental non-profits, community groups, and the Indian Youth Climate Network.

Now, Caroline is based in DC, where she works for the Department of Energy and Environment implementing Sustainable DC 2.0, the plan to make DC the most livable, healthy, and sustainable city in the country. She works with 26 different city agencies to support interagency collaboration on transportation, waste, energy, water, food, equity, energy, and the built environment. The Sustainable DC team is particularly focused on engaging previously marginalized communities in working towards a sustainable future that supports small business, local employment, and equitable access to environmental benefits.

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Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
MIT, Masters of City Planning
Current Position:
Program Analyst, Sustainable DC
DC Department of Energy and Environment
Energy & Climate Change
Architecture & Urban Planning
Business & Finance
Environmental & Public Health
Environmental Education
Environmental Justice
International Conservation & Development
Natural Resource Management
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Policy
Currently Working On:
Equity, Sustainability, Community Engagement, DC food access during COVID-19
PO Box 647
Durham, Connecticut 06422

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