EDF Climate Corps

Meet the Young Minds Solving the Climate Crisis

By Scott Wood

As a Cruise Director for an expedition travel company in the Arctic and Antarctic, Meghan Kelly often found herself in conversations with locals about the receding coastline. She heard how decreasing sea ice is diminishing traditional hunting grounds, along with the passages between one community and the next in the Arctic. For the families who have been there for generations, surviving means adapting to a warmer climate.

4 Ways Collaboration Can Get Companies on CDP’s "A List"


Last week, CDP recognized companies for leading on climate change. Around 127 brands received an “A” grade – 2% of reporting companies – while the others were stamped with B’s, C’s and D’s.

We should certainly celebrate the companies that made it to the A List. These companies have proven leadership in corporate climate action and should be recognized.

But if we neglect the B’s, C’s and D’s, we all lose.

Webinar Series: Engaging Suppliers With EDF Climate Corps


Greening the Global Shopping Cart will be hosting a four-part webinar series highlighting EDF Climate Corps - with a focus on sustainable supply chain management.

The series will feature subject experts, including past participating EDF Climate Corps hosts and fellows, and offer best practices for prioritizing, planning and leading on engaging with suppliers on the following topics:

You’ve Set Your Sustainability Goals. Now What?


I’ve never run a marathon, but I imagine it would be a very praise-worthy experience.

First, you sign up, feeling that initial rush of “wow, I’m actually doing this” adrenaline. That's followed by everyone's favorite part: telling people. You’re instantly flooded with responses like “Good for you!” and “You’re such an inspiration!”. But then, the glory starts to fade and you realize it’s time for the hard work. Months of training, time and dedication (and probably pain) are needed before you can cross the finish line.

EDF+Business Webinar: Quantifying Scope 3 Emissions & Engaging Suppliers in Energy Reduction, October 18th at 1pm EDT

A webinar with Theresa Eberhardt. EDF
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Establishing an accurate baseline and quantifying scope 3 emissions is a critical step in meeting both supply chain energy reduction goals and partner goals. But it can be challenging to translate that internal goal into supplier action.

Supporting Employees in Enacting Sustainable Change: Research from Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability and Temple University


Think interns aren’t like other types of employees? Think again. Since 2008, 840 graduate students have spent a summer working on corporate environmental and sustainability projects as fellows in the EDF Climate Corps program run by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), an American NGO.

Celebrating ENERGY STAR Day and Our 20-Year Partnership with ENERGY STAR


In honor of ENERGY STAR Day, we’re looking back on our 20-year partnership with the U.S. EPA’s energy efficiency program.

With ENERGY STAR’s help, we’ve saved $435 million in energy costs in our facilities, and reduced the energy intensity and carbon emissions of these facilities by 40 and 41 percent, respectively.

Here are a few of our biggest milestones from the past two decades of partnership.

CSX and Environmental Defense Fund Fellow Create Framework to Optimize Efficiency, Cost Savings

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., September 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - For the fifth consecutive year, CSX welcomed an MBA student to the company’s Jacksonville headquarters as part of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps, a fellowship program that pairs trained MBA students with leading companies and organizations to implement strategies and programs that drive energy efficiency. This year’s CSX fellow, Felise Man from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, focused on developing an energy management plan that could be deployed across the company’s facilities.

Trust Us: Savvy Businesses Understand Their Role In Fighting Climate Change


Environmental Defense Fund has spent more than 20 years working with businesses to mitigate climate change, so we were pleased to learn that a GreenBiz survey of sustainability executives at large corporations ranked us as one of three “Trusted Leaders” among environmental nonprofits.


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