Associate, Policy Program
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Eleanor joined Ceres in 2012 as an Associate with the Policy Program. She provides support for Ceres’ initiatives engaging businesses and investors to advocate for state and federal climate and energy policy.
Prior to joining Ceres, Eleanor worked at the Harvard innovation lab, a resource for students interested in entrepreneurship and an incubator for student-run start-up companies. Eleanor has worked on electoral campaigns as the Deputy Field Director with Bob Massie for US Senate and on issue-based campaigns with Environment Massachusetts as the Preservation Advocate for clean water and land preservation.
Eleanor graduated from Green Corps, a field school for environmental organizing, in 2009. She graduated from Vassar College in 2008, where she studied political science and geography.
Recent Blog Posts
California’s AB 32 is working. The strongest climate and energy policy of any state in the nation, AB 32 has shown that programs like a cap and trade program, energy efficiency incentives, and strong renewable energy policies can build a robust and sustainable economy. That’s why BICEP members sprang into action when a bill to weaken and delay its implementation was introduced in the California legislature this year.
Owens Corning, the newest BICEP member and the world’s largest fiberglass manufacturer for energy efficient building products, has just flipped the switch on a new 2.7-megawatt solar project at their New York manufacturing facility.
Shoppers can go green by bringing a reusable bag, shopping locally or buying items with less packaging. Now, shopping online can be green too. eBay is powering more data centers with innovative energy technologies, making every time you click a chance to use renewable energy.
Last week, twenty-three major companies wrote a letter in support of reducing U.S. carbon pollution from power plants. A major milestone in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the EPA released standards for carbon pollution from new power plants.
BICEP announced 5 more major companies joining the Climate Declaration. Microsoft, Owens Corning, Diageo, Thornton Tomasetti, and Acer America Corporation have all signed the statement calling for US climate action.