<![CDATA[All In Energy - Blog]]>Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:29:25 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[Welcome Fall 2020 Fellows!]]>Tue, 22 Sep 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/welcome-fall-2020-fellows

Jordan Moyer, Finance, Administration and Human Resources Fellow
Jordan is 19 and from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, which is located just outside of Pittsburgh. She is currently a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. She will graduate with a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting and a dual major in Sustainability. She was placed as an intern with All In Energy through the Semester in the City Program with the College for Social Innovation.

Initially, Jordan began her college career with the intention of choosing a dual major outside of Business Administration. However, just this past spring, Jordan decided on adding a dual major in Sustainability. This decision came mostly from her university efforts to have a more eco-friendly campus, as well as their focus on this topic in many of her business courses throughout her freshman year. Jordan is hopeful that her internship this fall at All In Energy will allow her to see more of how her background in business can eventually lead her to be a person of value in companies who are also interested in the same goal of environmental well-being.

In her free time, this past summer Jordan has been working with Bawtin, a marketing and business development company located in Lynchburg, Virginia. There, she was the report manager and developed a fluid reporting system for multiple companies. Jordan is looking forward to growing in both her knowledge of clean energy and the inner workings of a business.

Patrick Nkada, Data Analysis Fellow
Patrick is an introvert who is a sophomore at UMass Dartmouth, majoring in Economics and minoring in Math. It is really interesting how he is in love with mathematics now because before he was so bad in math that they had to send him back from junior to freshmen in his school in Africa because he failed in math. Since that day, Patrick made up his mind to never fail in math and it came to the point where he fell in love with it.

Patrick has a love for sports too like soccer and basketball but he mostly prefers soccer. He came from a West African country Cameroon, with his family of six siblings with his dad and his stepmom. His mom is still in Africa, as she is not married to his dad. Patrick came here with the desire to pursue the American Dream in which for right now he is on the right track. 

He is currently interning in Boston at College for Social Innovation. He is going to be working at All In Energy as a data analysis. All Patrick really wants is to build a relationship with his coworkers and learn a lot from this opportunity because he hopes to continue to stay connected to them, and possibly collaborate with them, in the future.

Ana Lopez, Bilingual Communication and Marketing Fellow
Ana is in her last semester at BHCC with a major in design and visual communications.  Her background includes a bachelor's degree in Fashion Design where she discovered her passion for eco-design and how to approach sustainable and environmentally friendly models for the fashion industry. 
She was born and raised in Colombia and has spent the past five years in the U.S. perfecting a second language as well as learning new skills and pursuing a second major.

She feels passionate about design and how visual communications can reach out to people and deliver messages in a more personal manner. She believes that now is the time to change the way the world interacts with the environment and therefore it should move towards cleaner energies, greener living practices, and economic models that guarantee the preservation of our natural resources and the environment.  

Ana feels excited to join the All In Energy team as a bilingual communication and marketing intern. She is looking forward to building her professional skills and learning more about the clean energy industry.

Terrence Theus, Social Media Communications Fellow
Terrence is a junior at Lasell University and is currently studying to get his Bachelors in Graphic Design. Terrence has wanted to be a Graphic Designer professionally since he was in the third grade. Fortunately, he was given access to take graphic design courses in high school.

Access and classes with the Adobe suite bred his dream to have an opportunity making creative software tools accessible for people of color. Terrence realizes how big of a difference being taught how to use the Adobe suite had on his life. The Adobe suite became the launchpad for Terrence to see all of his ideas come to life. He believes that if more youth could have proper exposure to creative outlets they would excel.

Through his incoming position as a social media communications intern for
All In Energy. He hopes that he’ll gain further insight in how to connect and encourage young people of color into becoming creatives in the ever growing creative market. 
Off hours you can find him skateboarding anywhere he goes.

Julia Soriano, Customer Action Fellow
Julia is an accounting student at Bunker Hill Community College.  She immigrated to the United States from El Salvador without her mother to pursue her dream of being an accountant. At Bunker Hill Community College, she’s been a service leader for the office of community engagement. There, she found one of her passions, which is helping her community and environment. When the opportunity to work for All In Energy arose, she was excited to take it. Working with All In Energy brings a lot of satisfaction to her life, because she is able to put into practice all of her knowledge of customer service and use it to help the community. Being a part of the All In Energy organization will put her one step closer to starting her bachelor's degree at Southern New Hampshire University. She’s happy for the opportunity to be with the All In Energy family.


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<![CDATA[City of Cambridge Partner ‘All In Energy’ Continues Efforts To Help Renters and Owners Save Money and Energy During COVID]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2020 16:38:32 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/city-of-cambridge-partner-all-in-energy-continues-efforts-to-help-renters-and-owners-save-money-and-energy-during-covidAll In Energy conducts targeted energy efficiency outreach to underserved populations
 
Cambridge, August 20, 2020 – The City of Cambridge is continuing their partnership with All In Energy, a local nonprofit, to increase and enhance energy efficiency outreach to renters in the city. The second year of the partnership builds on a successful first year. From July 2019 to March 2020 when the city shut down, All In Energy helped 191 Cambridge renters and 113 homeowners get no-cost home energy assessments. The estimated annual energy savings for renters per apartment ranged from $22 to $635, with an average per apartment of $190. Overall, renters in Cambridge should save $31,265 annually from these assessments. 

The partnership is now expanding to engage landlords, as well renters, to help them access energy-saving services for their buildings. All In Energy and its partner Neeeco, a Mass Save® participating Home Performance Contractor, provide no-cost virtual home energy assessments to renters, landlords, and homeowners in small residential buildings in Cambridge. Right now, for a limited-time, landlords and homeowners of 1-4 unit residential buildings can access 100% off the cost of all approved insulation through the Mass Save® program, if they reach out to schedule their no-cost home energy assessment before September 30th

To schedule your no-cost energy assessment, visit allinenergy.org/cambridge.

The energy assessments are currently being offered virtually, using a phone and video chat or photos sent via email reducing contact during COVID times. Renters can still receive eligible instant energy savings measures such as LED light bulbs, high-efficiency shower heads, programmable thermostats, and advanced power strips. These are mailed at no cost after the assessment. Landlords and building owners can also access additional discounts and incentives, including, where applicable, no-cost targeted air sealing and 100% off approved insulation if they sign up by September 30th. These energy upgrades can make a building more comfortable and reduce maintenance costs. Insulation combined with no-cost air sealing also reduces insect and rodent infiltration, reduces noise levels in the building and could even allow the owner to install smaller HVAC systems in the future. 

“Now is the perfect time for landlords and homeowners, to schedule their no-cost virtual home energy assessment,” said Iram Farooq, Assistant City Manager for Community Development. “The 100% incentive on approved insulation work is a never-before-offered opportunity for building owners to make substantial upgrades to their property. We highly encourage our residents to take advantage of this opportunity before September 30th.”

“The program offers benefits to both renters and building owners that save money and energy - and right now with COVID-19, we know every dollar counts, said Rouwenna Altemose, Co-Executive Director of All In Energy. “In the first year, we met many renters who did not realize they could take advantage of a no-cost home energy assessment, even though they, like nearly all utility rate-payers, contribute to the Mass Save® program monthly through an ‘energy efficiency’ charge on their bills. We have been happy to help so many renters access these energy savings and are looking forward to a second year with the city.”

“I was surprised by how much we can save by just changing light bulbs! I also learned about faucet aerators. It was interesting to find out that some parts of the house have better insulation than others. The energy adviser was very helpful and explained to me what repairs we could do to save more energy. Overall excellent!” - Marta, Cambridge Renter.

All In Energy’s outreach model focuses on underserved populations – historically, renters, moderate income households, non-native English speakers, and people of color – to help them save money on their utility bills by connecting them with energy efficiency resources and renewable energy programs. The organization also serves as a talent pipeline for workforce development in the sector, expanding clean energy job opportunities for individuals in underrepresented groups through a paid, hands-on training program. All In Energy has taken on a new approach to outreach to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the first year’s efforts focused on face-to-face interactions, tabling at local events, and community presentations to reach residents, the organization is now collaborating with the city to reach residents through phone calls, social media, mailers, webinars, and other socially distanced strategies, at least until it is safe to return to in person outreach.

The City’s partnership with All In Energy will build on a variety of City programs and resources that help Cambridge households save money and become more energy efficient, including No-Cost Home Energy Assessments, the Multi-Family Energy Program, which provides no-cost energy efficiency assessments and solar assessments to owners of multi-family buildings with 5 or more, and the Cambridge Community Electricity Program, which connects residents to affordable and local renewable electricity. To learn more about the City’s energy efficiency resources, visit cambridgeenergyalliance.org/

All In Energy specializes in driving adoption of clean energy technologies and services in underserved communities. The nonprofit organization recruits, hires, and trains members of communities underrepresented in the clean energy workforce, providing them with the skills and experience necessary for clean energy careers. To learn more about All In Energy’s no-cost home assessments or to get in contact, visit www.allinenergy.org
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<![CDATA[Why Are My Energy Bills So High?]]>Wed, 22 Jul 2020 16:29:38 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/why-are-my-energy-bills-so-highAt the beginning of this month,  All In Energy held their first webinar called "Why Are My Energy Bills Are So High?" Our team has met many residents who are paying energy bills that seem too high, but feel overwhelmed by the amount of information on their energy bills and by the number of solicitations they receive about their energy choices. We find that sometimes residents are missing out on valuable programs that can help them save energy and money because they aren’t sure what will help them and what will hurt them.

That’s why we put together a webinar to help you understand your energy usage and how you can reduce it.

If you want to be informed, so that you can choose to save energy and money, watch our new “Why are my energy bills so high?” webinar recording. You will learn to read your electric bill, how to save energy at home and how to access statewide programs that can help you reduce your energy use and your costs.

We'd like to thank everyone who was a part of our webinar as well those who watched the recording for taking the time to find ways to save money and energy. We look forward to having us join more of our future webinars.

Click below to access the recording this webinar for free:
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<![CDATA[Expanding Our Impact : Partnering with the City of Methuen]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/expanding-our-impact-partnering-with-the-city-of-methuenAs much as the world has been evolving, so has All In Energy. In 2020, All In Energy became an official partner of the City of Methuen. While our work was temporarily delayed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we officially launched the new program, "Methuen Saves Energy" in June. Methuen is one of a handful of cities who were named 2020 Municipal Partners with National Grid and Columbia Gas, sponsors of the Mass Save® program. We are partnered with the city to connect their residents, small businesses, and nonprofits to the statewide Mass Save® energy efficiency programs.

Figuring out the best ways to connect folks to all the benefits that energy efficiency brings has not been easy in light of the pandemic, but we are making progress as we continue to find new, innovative ways to continue to support our communities. We are connecting Methuen residents to no-cost home energy assessments - now being offered virtually through video chat or over the phone by our energy efficiency partners -  to help families save energy and money at home.

​We're expanding our outreach and communication efforts to take place online and through social media, ensuring that our constituents in this new partnership are well-informed. We supported Joe Cosgrove, Energy Manager for the City, in his TV appearance during the Mayor's Minute show in June and have collaborating with the library and senior center to help residents learn about the chance to save energy at home. Now, we are planning a community-wide mailer with the city to reach all Methuen residents.

You can learn more about our efforts in Methuen at methuensaves.org and on our News page. We want to be a resource for individuals during this time and we encourage anyone who would like to know more about energy-saving programs to reach out.

We look forward to the moment we can go back to connecting with people in person once it is safe, especially at our new partnership in Methuen. In the meantime, we are so thrilled to be able to help in any way we can.
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<![CDATA[Welcome Summer 2020 Interns]]>Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/welcome-summer-2020-internsWe are so excited to welcome the newest members of our team for this summer. Read below to meet them!

Litzy Gastelum Arguelles, Marketing Intern

Litzy is a rising junior at Tufts University double majoring in Film and Media and Environmental Studies. With her studies, she focuses on finding the intersection between both her majors in the field of environmental communications. She hopes to one day work with businesses not only to promote environmental equity but to also search for more ways for businesses to build stronger relationships with their clients in their transition to a clean energy economy. 

Litzy immigrated to the United States from Mexico when she was six and was raised in South Los Angeles. She maintains a deep connection with both of her communities by reading Spanish while drinking coffee and eating pan dulce (sweet bread) everyday.

She will be working as our Marketing Intern this Summer of 2020.

Jimmy Hikmatullah, ​Data Analysis Consultant

Jimmy immigrated from Indonesia to the United States with a dream to foster pride to the people of his country. He hopes that one day he will help Indonesia in supporting action to create equity in wealth, education and more human rights.

Jimmy decided to pursue computer science at Marlborough College because he is confident is his computational skills. In his past, he's built software to help his deaf grandfather, designed a website for Marlboro College to help solve transportation problems, and worked with All In Energy as a Data Analyst fellow in the Fall 2019.

Starting this Summer 2020, he will work with All In Energy as a full-time intern once again and will continue his work from the Fall of 2019. During the summer, he'll focus on All In Energy’s customer relationship management and help the organization expand their impact on larger communities.

He is grateful for opportunities that All In Energy has given him. He has learned how to devote his skills and work to influence the real world. He hopes from what he learns this summer it will build on his experience and work which will eventually manifest into something bigger than himself.
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<![CDATA[Goodbye Spring Fellows]]>Thu, 21 May 2020 16:43:00 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/goodbye-spring-fellowsIt's been a pleasure to work with our Spring fellows. Read below to hear their last remarks about All In Energy. We thank them for their hard work and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. 

Elidijon Tafa, Communications and Marketing Intern

       The internship at All In Energy was very important to me because
it gave me an insight in my future career of focusing my graphic design skills in the clean and sustainable energy industry. My passion and dedication to others inspired me to go beyond my responsibilities and duties. I helped the organization temporarily transition their strategy to promote a new project called community solar when COVID-19 hit. With their support, I was able to land a summer internship as a Marketing Intern at the Solar Energy Company. 

Melaku Tachbele, Web Developer Intern

    My time as a web developer intern at All In Energy was so important to me because it challenged me push myself to learn more and look for more opportunities to do so. Among the many things that I learned here, I will use the values of team work and communications to help me in my future career. I am going to continue pursuing my career as a software developer.  
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<![CDATA[Welcome Spring 2020 Interns]]>Tue, 03 Mar 2020 21:00:23 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/welcome-spring-2020-interns
We are delighted to welcome our new cadre of spring interns to All In Energy! We continue our partnerships with the College for Social Innovation (CfSI) and with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, with one intern from each program. We are also delighted to be launching a new partnership with Bunker Hill Community College to welcome four interns this semester through their Learn and Earn Program. 

​Meet our interns below!
Emma Boc, CfSI Data Analysis Fellow
Emma is a senior at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She will be graduating in May with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Sustainability. She is a core member of Sunrise Southcoast, a climate activist group that began September 2019 in UMassD; and spent her previous semester registering her fellow students to vote, organizing events, and striking on campus for campus commitment of zero carbon emissions by 2030. Alongside her activist work, she has gained skills researching and analyzing data. Producing several data analysis projects during her time at UMassD. She is very excited to join All In Energy during her final semester.

​She will be assisting in the organization of our Sales-force database, as well as producing a data analysis special project on the demographics of residents All In Energy has served. With a passion for inclusive clean energy, she is looking forward to working with a sustainable non-profit and learning from her peers.

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Kirsty Kerr, Marketing Intern
Kirsty is 21 years old and a senior at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, studying Strategy and Innovation. She studies how companies should position, develop, and embrace innovations within their company as well as how to build a sustainable, strategic model. Her passion for marketing and startups began when she worked in a team of nine other business students to build their own unique product and company from scratch in just 3 months. She lead the marketing team during that project which provided her a lot of knowledge and skills in that field. She wanted to use those skills she developed to effectively communicate All in Energy’s missions to those unaware of the energy programs offered in MA.

​She began her time with All in Energy during the Summer of 2019 as the Marketing Intern and is excited to be back again this year! She felt that there is still much more she can do to help All in Energy’s mission and loves being a part of the work here. In her position, she manages the social media accounts, finding new ways to raise awareness of our services and the different events our outreach team attends. She only has a few more months left in Boston because she is moving to Seattle in the summer to work full time at Amazon, and wanted to spend it continuing her work at All in Energy.


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Melaku Tachbele, Web Development Intern
Melaku is a student from Bunker Hill Community College. He is in his final semester and will graduate in May with A.S in Information Technology. He will be transferring to a four-year college to get his B.A in information technology and specialize with Web App Development. 


He moved to the United States four years ago along with his family. He supports his family while attending Bunker Hill Community College. Moving to America opened up an opportunity to follow his passion and interest in the field of programming. In the future, he wants to work as a freelancer to help small business owners expand their reach to show their work to the world through a website here in the U.S as well as in Ethiopia. He also wants to give back to the community he grew up in by teaching a programming language needed to develop a website.

He is excited to join the All In Energy marketing team this spring as his first job experience in the field.  He will be focusing on the reorganization and redesign of our website.


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Elidijon (Jon) Tafa, Graphic Design Intern
Jon will be graduating in May from BHCC with an associate degree in Visual Design. His educational background includes an MA in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Tirana in Albania. He believes that education is the key to success, and he's trying his best to integrate his passion as an architect and a graphic designer to help others. To be a good graphic designer you have to be a good communicator, communicate your ideas and love to be part of the teamwork. He loves to draw, to sketch buildings while walking or while having a coffee. That’s his passion, his mind race with creativity and questions. Designing is in itself a fulfilling creative pursuit, trying to have a style beyond the typical work. He loves challenges, working with people, new ideas and interacting with everything new. He’s full of passion and zest and a big coffee lover.

With all that’s going on in the world, he is becoming a promoter for inclusive clean energy, that’s what dragged him to be part of the organization. He will be assisting the organization by being the Communication and Marketing intern, by producing graphics materials for the residents that All In Energy will be serving. 


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Erik Barrios, Finance and Operations Intern
 
Erik is a 19 year old Colombian-American student, raised in Dorchester, Boston. He is now in his first year at Bunker Hill Community College as an aspiring accountant student, attempting to secure his associates degree. Erik has a special connection to his roots having an advanced knowledge in Spanish communications. He began as a Finance Operations Intern early at All in Energy in March with a special enthusiasm in working with a nonprofit goal-orientated small organization. He has a strong devotion to taking care of what pertains to not only him, but the people of the world, which is clean and affordable energy. His goal is to be the happiest he can be at all time regardless of the situation.


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<![CDATA[Goodbye CfSI Fellows]]>Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/goodbye-cfsi-fellows
As the semester comes to a close, we will be saying goodbye to our current CfSI fellows as they continue their careers in Business Administration and Computer Science.
Tyler:
    This internship was the first taste in the management side of my career choice and it allowed me to better understand my strengths and weaknesses. I ran the social media outlets as we pushed out into the Cambridge area. I was able to host and attend multiple events, being a great help to All In Energy. I also learned some helpful skills when it comes to marketing and design, as well as the ability to juggle multiple projects and communicate with different organizations to set up partnerships and raise money. 
Jimmy:
    I am glad that I was able to use my computer science skills for something bigger than himself. I interned at All In Energy as Data Analysis fellow to help the organization build their customer management system specifically using Salesforce. Through the course of the semester, I felt like I belonged, watching All In Energy grow exponentially and use the system I helped build as one of the important pieces. I hope the organization will grow even more so more people can benefit from what All In Energy provides.
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<![CDATA[Half-Marathon Runners!]]>Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:26:09 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/half-marathon-runnersThe AiE team is happy to announce our FIVE runners that will be running and fundraising for us.
Remember to check their fundraiser pages for more facts and info about donations.
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Kiyota Gomi, a manager of Finance and Administration, is All in Energy’s first out of five runners! A resident of Cambridge, “Kiyo” is running rather close to home as a supporter of All in Energy. He is the Finance manager for CfSI, the same organization that hired this years fellows for us. Kiyo also went to business school with All in Energy’s Co-Founder, Rouwenna Altemose, and is inspired by her tenacity, drive and passion for the environment. He’s an advocate for composting and recycling, as well as the use of public transit over personal transportation. He does most of his running by the Charles River in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville and is excited for his second half-marathon in November.
​ Donate at 
https://runsignup.com/Race/74589/Donate/c5wNw0oZFEpi51yd 

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Adrienne Drucker is our is our SECOND Cambridge runner. Currently living in Jamaica Plain with fellow runner and husband, Lonn Drucker, she hopes that her run will get people more knowledgeable about the environment. Adrienne works as an Informatics Pharmacists, and supports the use of public transport or walking to avoid adding to the carbon footprint. She follows a plant-based diet and participates in Grass Root movements such as Sunrise. She is excited to see other people running for what they believe in. “Look deep into Nature, and then you will understand everything better.” -Einstein 
​Donate at 
https://runsignup.com/adrienneallin

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Lonn Drucker hopes to raise awareness of All in Energy’s campaign for energy efficiency with his wife, Adrienne. Lonn is a runner to help people be more aware of their footprint on the environment and wants to make a clear example of how to help. Lonn tries to walk to his destinations rather than drive, as well as received proper insulating his home to save energy and save money on his utility bills. He hopes that by being supported by All in Energy, others will see the good that comes out of getting your home assessed.
​ Donate at 
https://runsignup.com/lonnsallin 

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Kelly Lynch, Clean Energy Campaigner with the Sierra Club, is the next Cambridge half-marathon runner. From Woodstock, Vermont, Kelly to try to get the younger generation of adults to work towards what they believe in. As the Campaigner for the Sierra Club, Kelly is constantly working towards a cleaner, more sustainable earth, by promoting environmentalist policies via political endorsements. These are focused around mitigating climate change, the opposing of the use of coal and sustainable energy. Personally, Kelly supports her organization interests by riding a bike or using public transit as opposed to using a car, as well as limiting her meat and dairy consumption. Kelly runs for All in Energy to spread the influence of sustainable energy for undeserved communities as part of solving climate change and achieving environmental justice, while also having fun running with friends and being healthy. “The people closest to the problem are closest to the solution.” - Chukwuemeka Manning 
​Donate at 
https://runsignup.com/Race/74589/Donate/96GYWOkePHQGSszs

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Maya Reese, Student at MIT,  is our last but not least, November runner! Coming all the way from California and currently living on campus, Maya emphasizes an efficient, healthy and sustainable living conditions; consisting of a vegan diet, a no-waste lifestyle, and dedicated form of transportation via bicycle. Maya says what inspires her the most is partly of her classmates and friends at MIT, as well as her drive to combat social and environmental issues. This drive is shown through her life-style, her interests in running for All in Energy, and voting for energy efficient minded candidates. She majors in physics, with a minor energy studies, which allows her to study a solution to climate change through sustainability and the transition to a greener, more reliable energy. She can't wait to show how much better it is to run for a cause rather than stay content with the current state of life. 
​Donate at 
https://runsignup.com/13point1milesforcleanenergy 

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<![CDATA[City of Cambridge Partners with Local Nonprofit All In Energy To Increase Energy Efficiency Engagement, Help Renters Save Money and Energy]]>Tue, 17 Sep 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/city-of-cambridge-partners-with-local-nonprofit-all-in-energy-to-increase-energy-efficiency-engagement-help-renters-save-money-and-energyAll In Energy conducts targeted energy efficiency outreach to undeserved populations

Cambridge, September 17 , 2019 – The City of Cambridge has partnered with All In Energy, a Boston-based nonprofit, to increase and enhance energy efficiency outreach to renters and landlords living in 1-4 unit buildings. All In Energy’s outreach model focuses on underserved populations – including renters, moderate-income households, non-native English speakers, and people of color – to help them save money on their utility bills by connecting them with energy efficiency resources and renewable energy programs. The organization also serves as a talent pipeline for workforce development in the sector, expanding clean energy job opportunities for individuals in underrepresented groups through a paid, hands-on training program. 
   Through the partnership with the City, All In Energy and its partner Neeeco, a Mass Save home performance contractor, will offer dedicated access to a Rental Property Energy Advisor for Cambridge renters. Earlier this month, All In Energy hired Cambridge resident Jean Alofan for the role. Alofan, who recently completed the Cambridge Community Learning Center’s Bridge to College Program, emigrated to Cambridge from West Africa and is fluent in seven languages, including English, Portuguese, and French. Through All In Energy’s workforce development program, Alofan will become certified as a Building Performance Institute Home Energy Auditor, enabling him to seek employment with other companies in the clean energy industry.
   Alofan will connect renters with no-cost home energy assessments, including instant savings measures like LED light bulbs and programmable thermostats, as well as a customized list of actions to help residents save energy and money. The partnership between the City and All In Energy aims to support hundreds of Cambridge renters in accessing energy-saving services. 
“All In Energy’s program model aligns with many of the City’s goals. In addition to furthering our efforts to reduce Cambridge’s carbon footprint, both of our organizations aim to promote social equity through our programs and support workforce development,” said Iram Farooq, Assistant City Manager for Community Development. “We look forward to working with their team to advance both these goals and support Cambridge renters, who represent over 60% of the city’s population.”   “Massachusetts has nation-leading public energy-savings programs which we pay for on utility bills. Unfortunately, renters are often not aware that they are also eligible to receive no-cost home energy assessments,” said All In Energy Co-Founder Gabe Shapiro. “We are thrilled to work with the City of Cambridge, who has received nationwide recognition for their clean energy efforts, to demonstrate that we can simultaneously ensure renters benefit from energy-saving programs and create new pathways into clean energy jobs.”
    All In Energy’s outreach focuses on face-to-face interactions, tabling at local events, and community presentations to reach residents who may be unaware of energy-savings programs or have not had the time to take advantage of them. This approach ensures that each resident gets support to take advantage of energy efficiency opportunities to reduce their utility bills and make their homes more comfortable.
   The partnership will build on a variety of City programs and resources that help Cambridge households save money and become more energy efficient, including the
Multi-Family Energy Program, which provides no-cost energy efficiency assessments and solar assessments to owners of multi-family buildings with 5 or more, and the Cambridge Community Electricity Program, which connects residents to affordable and local renewable electricity. To learn more about the City’s energy efficiency resources, visit https://cambridgeenergyalliance.org/   All In Energy specializes in driving adoption of clean energy technologies and services in underserved communities. The nonprofit organization recruits, hires, and trains members of communities underrepresented in the clean energy workforce, providing them with the skills and experience necessary for clean energy careers. To learn more about All In Energy’s no-cost home assessments or to get in contact, visit awww.allinenergy.org/cambridge

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