Senior Associate, Policy Program
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Eleanor joined the Policy Program at Ceres in 2012. She works to mobilize major businesses to support strong climate policy. Eleanor manages the Climate Declaration, a simple call to action from the American business community to policymakers, other business leaders, and the public to recognize the economic opportunity in tackling climate change. Through her work with BICEP, a coalition of major consumer brand businesses advocating for climate and energy policies, she manages relationships with members and provides engagement opportunities to support climate policy action.
Prior to joining Ceres, Eleanor worked as the Deputy Field Director with Bob Massie for US Senate, where she first learned about Ceres. Over the course of her career, Eleanor has run numerous issue-based advocacy campaigns, from protecting public drinking water to defending AB 32 in California. Eleanor is an alumna of Green Corps, a field school for environmental organizing. She graduated from Vassar College, where she studied political science and geography.
Recent Blog Posts
Climate Declaration signatory Apple already relies on renewable energy for much of its U.S. operations. Now, the company has announced that it will power its California operations under a power purchase agreement that is the largest-ever solar procurement deal for a commercial end user.
We had quite a year in 2014, and wanted to share all of the impacts we’ve had. Our success is due to the leadership of the companies, investors, partners, and individuals who enable our efforts. Check out our infographic which demonstrates our 2014 Policy Impacts.
Many major businesses produce or purchase renewable energy, and the list is growing. But there are still significant barriers in place.
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.