<![CDATA[All In Energy - Blog]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2023 15:31:19 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Farewell, 2023 interns!]]>Mon, 27 Nov 2023 14:00:00 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/farewell-2023-internsWith 2023 coming to an end, we want to express our gratitude to everyone who has  supported and followed All In Energy and the work we do. A special shout-out goes to the incredible interns who joined us this year, embedding their passion and talent into our journey. Here are glimpses of the interns we had the privilege to collaborate with this year, offering a sneak peek into their journey with us.

Pranit Chand

Lilo Roque

Lilo Roque attends school at Bunker Hill Community College, and is currently enrolled in a communication concentration. This marks Lilo’s first internship experience in the clean energy field, serving as the Program Team Intern and Outreach Support at All In Energy.

Some of the projects Lilo was involved in were creating guides, formulating icebreaker questions, and preparing invoices for Communities.. This experience enhanced Lilo's attention to detail, creative thinking, and ability to ask insightful questions, fostering valuable connections and learning curves within her concentration.

"My future plans are to endeavor into more knowledge and continue working ​on my manuscript Polar Garden." - Lilo

Jake Matyi

Jake is a political science student at Bridgewater State University. This was Jake’s third internship but the first in the energy field.

Serving as a Program and Outreach Support Intern, Jake collaborated mainly with Natalie and Luis, supporting them on various projects. His main project centered on weekly activity tracker reporting, offering insights into the close collaboration between communities and the organization to achieve shared goals.

​Jake received an offer from a non-profit focusing on mental health and homelessness, his role involves finding homes for individuals in need.

“This experience will help me in my future career. Before this internship, I only had state and municipal government experience. Gaining non-profit experience opens me to a whole different road.“  -Jake 

Faith Hensley

​Faith is a current student at Framingham State University, majoring in Business Management with a minor in fashion merchandise. Despite having several previous internships, her experience at All In Energy stands out as a unique opportunity. Taking on the role of Marketing and Communications intern was a completely new venture for Faith, especially within the context of the clean energy industry.

Her primary responsibilities at All In Energy included creating QR codes for multiple assets, duplicating outreach toolkits in multiple languages for communities, and transferring translations across files. The intricate duplication process involved scrutinizing each outreach material, ensuring the accuracy of seals, logos, urls and correct sizes and dimensions. Regularly reporting back to her supervisor, Ana, Faith received guidance and feedback to navigate subsequent steps.Faith also contributed to develop graphics for social Media.

“As a Marketing intern, I was given a range of responsibilities, from working on projects to assisting in the creation of marketing campaigns. I was able to work alongside experienced professionals and learn from their insights and strategies. Through their guidance, I was able to develop a deeper understanding of the industry and refine my skills as a marketer and as a future entrepreneur. I will use these skills in the future to help shape and mold my company with the ideas and motivation I gain from this internship. Although I am unsure of my next steps I know the skills and knowledge I gained from All In Energy will help me.” - Faith

Tiffany Wee

​Tiffany is pursuing a master's in business administration at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). This was Tiffany’s first experience in the clean energy industry where she worked as the Program Administration and Outreach Support Intern.

Tiffany's main projects included the creation of the intern one-pager and the college partnerships project. Through these projects, Tiffany gained insights into the intricate nature of project progress, recognizing there are multiple perspectives that add new scopes and goals. Her supervisor helped her in navigating these new goals and projects.

“I believe that this experience will help me in my goal of becoming a project coordinator as it helped me gain experience leading a project as well as dealing with multiple small projects at a time. I am going to be starting my MBA this fall and will be going into internships this fall dealing with business development and website operations. I am also doing volunteer work for organizations in specialized skills and I focus on website design and content planning.“ - Tiffany

Belle Graves

​Belle is an Undergraduate Senior at the University of Massachusetts, set to graduate in May 2023. This was her first internship in the clean energy industry. Belle assumed the role of Implementation Coordinator Intern at All in Energy. Working closely with Serra Kiliç, Belle concentrated on updating the Phone Customer Pathways. While the intricacies of integrating the calling system posed challenges, the gratification of witnessing the call flows she created or edited go live was immensely rewarding.

Belle expresses her admiration for Serra's leadership skills and acknowledges the profound impact on her career development. The support and guidance received were evident in Serra's patience in teaching the intricacies of the system.

“Outside of my biweekly 1 on 1 meeting with Serra, I felt supported and heard in our weekly All in Energy team meetings which were always a highlight of my week. The entire company would virtually come together and share fun facts and updates on their individual work. The passion and hard work of all employees at All In Energy is something I have never seen before. Being a part of a fully remote business taught me virtual business communication skills that will last with me throughout the rest of my career. I am grateful to have been a part of All in Energy Spring 2023 and I am lucky to have the opportunity to stay on with the team for Summer 2023." - Belle

Thank you everyone for joining us along this journey!​

<![CDATA[Congratulations to Goldera Surles, for graduating from Merrimack Valley College! Learn about her journey as intern at All In Energy]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2023 15:30:00 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/congratulations-to-goldera-surles-for-graduating-from-merrimack-valley-college-learn-about-her-journey-as-intern-at-all-in-energyAIE. ILY. As a graduate student pursuing a Master of Arts in Communication at Merrimack College while juggling being a Residence Director and a student-athlete, All In Energy granted me one of the best opportunities Covid gave us: a remote internship.

While this may not have been my first internship, it was my first working in the clean energy field. When I became the Marketing and Communications Intern, it was my job to customize engaging marketing materials and social media graphics about energy efficiency and renewable for underserved communities. Picture
But how was I supposed to do that if I barely knew how to explain those phrases? Of course, I understood the basics of clean energy. To translate it into an appealing graphic was a different story. Different, but not difficult.

All In Energy provided the resources needed to complete my tasks effectively. The transition from learning to doing was smooth as I received training during the first week of my internship regarding energy efficiency and its various components and benefits, such as insulation, energy bill checkups, and more.

I could go on and on about what I learned, like how to use online task management tools like Asana or experiment with color palettes and contrast to create aesthetically pleasing designs. However, what I earned is a different perspective.

I had the chance to gain relationships with several members of All In Energy and understand them as both workers and people, especially the co-founders. (How many beneficial companies exist where you meet the founders?)

I earned the chance to work with a company that focused on helping underserved communities save money and supplying them with career opportunities since the clean energy industry lacks diversity. As an African American woman, I loved that approach and appreciated the inclusion of the company.
Most significantly, I earned growth. I grew my knowledge about nonprofit organizations, economic justice, and climate change. This growth enlightened me about new skills I adapted and maximized the skills I possess.

Now that I’m finished with school and am figuring out what is next for me, I do know one thing: I aim to work in an environment as supportive and dedicated as All In Energy.

Goldera Surles, Marketing and Communications Intern
<![CDATA[New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) Founders DEI Award]]>Mon, 13 Nov 2023 18:42:22 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/new-england-women-in-energy-and-the-environment-newiee-founders-dei-award

​We are excited to announce we have received the New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) Founders DEI Award!

This award recognizes the spirit of the NEWIEE founders: uplifting underrepresented voices and creating a space for like-minded individuals to come together. All In Energy is conscientiously working to build an organization that is diverse in our staff, inclusive in our culture and equitable in our practices. Currently, our staff is 61% women, 69% people of color, and 77% bilingual. We are honored to receive this award! 

Read our co-founder Rouwenna Altemose's award ceremony remarks below:

​Thank you so much for this incredible award. We are just so honored to be recognized with this inaugural DEI Founders Award. All In Energy turned five this year - what a way to celebrate! When my co-founder Gabe Shapiro and I decided to start All In Energy five years ago with a mission to accelerate an inclusive clean energy economy, we aimed to tackle two interrelated problems at the same time: Despite MA having nation-leading energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, more of these resources were flowing to wealthier whiter communities with low income and BIPOC communities being left behind. At the same time, while our state had a quickly growing clean energy economy, women were underrepresented by 50% compared to the overall population and, while data is sparse, walk into nearly any clean energy company and you’ll immediately see that people of color are underrepresented in leadership roles across the industry. 

We decided to create an organization that would run community-based outreach campaigns to engage residents in underserved communities and help them connect to energy-saving programs that save money, make homes healthier and fight climate change. We would simultaneously create first-time clean energy job opportunities for diverse candidates, focusing on recruiting talent from communities like those we aimed to serve. When we told people about this vision, we often got the response that this was too complicated and no one would understand what we were trying to do.
However, I’m proud to say that five years later, we are still focused on this dual approach - and it’s working! To date, we have provided jobs, paid or credit earning internships to 70 individuals, of whom 57% have been women, 57% multilingual, and 67% have identified as BIPOC or Latinx. For 74%, their work with us was their first experience in the clean energy industry. It has been so inspiring to watch the career growth of these individuals.​ Take Natalia, or Nat, Tanko who worked with us back in Fall 2018 as a Community Outreach Intern - their first clean energy job. After helping us engage over 125 residents through field outreach, they decided to stay in the industry. Over the past 3.5 years, Nat has advanced 5 levels from Intern to Produce Manager II, at Uplight, a software company that connects energy customers to the decarbonization goals of power providers while helping those customers save energy and lower costs. Or Grace Umana, a first generation college student whose parents immigrated to the US from Honduras. She joined our team while she was a student at BHCC to knock renter’s doors in Cambridge. She was interested in environmental justice but wasn’t sure she had the skills to jump into the industry. She totally did. She advanced through several roles with us to become a Program Manager. Grace was particularly adept at building trust with residents, especially Spanish speakers, and this allowed her to engage residents in energy efficiency programs, connect them with programs to overcome utility debt, and provide critical feedback to other vendors in the industry on how to build this trust. Recently, Grace accepted a new position at the City of Chelsea where she will be engaging residents and connecting them with a wide variety of services to address inequities. While we are sad to see her go, we see her growth as a successful demonstration of the career-launching potential of our mission.

We have rapidly expanded our outreach work, moving from an initial pilot campaign in Dorchester MA to now supporting over 50 communities statewide to connect underserved groups to the Mass Save programs. We are expanding our energy bill check-ups to help residents get them out of predatory 3rd party energy contracts and out of major energy bill debt. We are now leveraging this work to influence systemic changes within Mass Save, in collaboration with the community organizations, municipalities and key partners within the utilities. Our work has DEI at its core and we have done our best to build an organization with a diverse team, an inclusive culture, and equitable practices. And we know there is always more to be done to deepen our own understanding of equity issues, integrate the perspectives of our diverse team and formalize our commitment through our organizational practices. As we continue to grow, we are doubling down on this commitment, with plans to hire a DEI consultant this next year to help us strengthen and formalize our efforts internally and externally. (I know this isn’t a fundraising speech, but if you all know folks who fund this kind of work, I’m all ears!)

We are grateful to NEWIEE for your commitment to equity and the support your hey have provided to our team members, especially some of our early-career staff who have benefited from being exposed to such a diversity of professionals and career types and to mentorship opportunities. Thank you again for this incredible honor to be recognized with this award. We look forward to continued partnership as we all work to advance equity across the industry. 
<![CDATA[Promoting clean energy in underserved communities: Grace Umaña represents All In Energy at the BuildingEnergy Boston conference.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2023 15:00:00 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/promoting-clean-energy-in-underserved-communities-grace-umana-represents-all-in-energy-at-the-buildingenergy-boston-conference
There is an abundance of information available about clean energy, with numerous discussions, writings and actions that have become part of our everyday language. Phrases like “going green,” “becoming eco-friendly,” and “using renewable and clean sources of energy,” are now musts in our modern society and they could even be considered “trendy.”

However, what happens when we step back to see the whole picture and the different shades of green? Grace Umaña, a Community Programs and Partnerships Manager at All In Energy, has first hand experience in this area. She presented recently at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s BuildingEnergy Boston 2023 conference, focused on "Building Relationships: Community Ambassadors and Advisors." Here are some of the highlights:
During her presentation, Grace brought attention to the substantial disparities in participation rates in clean energy programs among various populations. She emphasized that moderate-income households, renter-occupied units, and English-isolated speakers were the most underrepresented groups, highlighting the need for targeted outreach and support to address these disparities effectively.

Quoting a Boston resident, Grace shared: “I became more indignant because this type of resource is not promoted enough to those in need.”

​In her presentation, Grace
highlighted the work that All In Energy does and the main barriers our organization is trying to address. These barriers include lack of trust, ineffective goal prioritization, insufficient relevance, and inaccessible knowledge. All In Energy implements straightforward yet effective strategies to tackle these challenges.

​By engaging with cities and local community-based organizations, meeting individuals in their own neighborhoods and workplaces, and considering residents' unique journeys and their capacity to engage, All In Energy effectively addresses these barriers. The organization also utilizes data-driven approaches to allocate resources where they are most needed, ensuring greater success in its mission.

Her presentation was packed with valuable information, along with personal experiences serving communities. Quoting a Boston resident, Grace shared: “I became more indignant because this type of resource is not promoted enough to those in need.” 

Wrapping up her participation, she emphasized the significance a shift in focus can have. She shared impressive statistics on the number of households served and the upgrades archived: in some cases, participation increased by more than 300%!

Recognizing the importance of diverse perspectives, Grace welcomed questions and facilitated lively debates during the conference. By fostering an inclusive environment, she encouraged collaborative problem-solving and highlighted the significance of considering the entire picture when promoting change.

Grace viewed this conference as a great opportunity to connect people and their efforts to lead a more significant and collective impact.
Just recently, Grace moved on from All In Energy to take a new job as a Resident Engagement + Resource Navigation Specialist for the Department of Housing and Community Development in Chelsea, MA. We are immensely proud of the work Grace did  at All In Energy. Her passion,commitment and dedication to helping her community and making a difference are truly remarkable and we can’t wait to see what she does next with the City of Chelsea!
<![CDATA[The Mass Save Community First Partnership has been awarded the Stars of Efficiency Consumer’s Choice Award.]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2023 20:21:28 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/the-mass-save-community-first-partnership-has-been-awarded-the-stars-of-efficiency-consumers-choice-awardWe are honored to be recognized alongside the Mass Save Sponsors and the 52 communities participating in this initiative for our collaborative work to advance equity in the Mass Save programs. Read the press release below.​
​​Sponsors of Mass Save® Wins Prestigious Stars of Energy Efficiency Award 
Honor recognizes industry leaders with outstanding commitment to advancing energy efficiency
Boston, MA (September 20, 2023) – The Sponsors of Mass Save ® are proud to announce they have been awarded the prestigious Stars of Energy Efficiency Consumers Award by the Alliance to Save Energy in recognition of its Community First Partnership (CFP).  

CFP is an equity-focused outreach program developed by the Mass Save Sponsors: 
Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty Utilities, National Grid, and Unitil. The program seeks to increase energy efficiency participation among traditional energy efficiency non-participants, a group that includes:
  • Residents of Massachusetts Environmental Justice Communities (EJCs), a designation from the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • English-isolated households
  • Renter occupied homes
  • Moderate-income households
The Mass Save Sponsors, working with lead vendor All In Energy, provide recipients with up to $60,000 in funding as part of efforts to deliver equitable access to a clean energy future for all customers. The financial support is awarded to expand outreach and increase energy efficiency participation in Environmental Justice Communities where, historically, energy burdens are disproportionately high.

Funding recipients receive comprehensive training in energy efficiency offerings, including residential and small business weatherization, heating and cooling upgrades, and multilingual marketing materials. The Sponsors’ ongoing support enables robust outreach to renters and landlords, non-English speaking/limited English proficiency residents, low-to-moderate income households, and small businesses.

To learn more about the Sponsors’ Community First Partnership, please visit: 

“The Sponsors of Mass Save greatly appreciate the Alliance to Save Energy’s recognition of the Mass Save Community First Partnership program. This program is just one of the many ways in which the Sponsors are working with local communities to amplify the voices of trusted partners, extend the reach of our programs, and ensure that the benefits of energy efficiency and decarbonization are reaching all of our
customers,” said Christopher Porter, Director of Customer Energy Management at National Grid. “We hope that this innovative approach can become a model for accelerating a just and equitable energy transition not only in Massachusetts, but also that our learnings can be leveraged in developing and scaling programs around the country. We are grateful to ASE for their support in highlighting our efforts here.” 

Alliance to Save Energy is a bipartisan, nonprofit coalition of business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders advocating to advance federal energy efficiency policy. Since 1993, the Alliance to Save Energy has hosted the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards to honor organizations and individuals that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing energy efficiency.

“We looked for organizations that demonstrated innovation, creativity, leadership, replicability, and degree of difficulty in overcoming challenges when choosing this year’s winners,” said Alliance President Paula Glover. “Our awardees are exemplars of leading with Energy Efficiency First and the Alliance’s key priorities of energy equity, reliability, affordability, and emission reductions.”

Mass Save is joined by fellow award winners Thomas Kuhn, CEO, Edison Electric Institute and the Honorable Willie Philips, Acting Chair, FERC receiving the Chairman’s award; Phil Croskey, CEO of MD Energy Advisors will receive the Rising Star award; Southern California Edison, receiving the Transportation award; Philadelphia Energy Authority, being honored with the Transportation Infrastructure and Residential Built Environment awards; Prologis Inc., receiving Commercial Built Environment award; Entergy Arkansas, being honored with the Utilities Star of Energy Efficiency award; Consumers Energy, accepting the Utilities Energy Efficiency award; and Willow, Inc. and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport receiving the Innovation award. 

Awardees were honored at the 31st Annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Gala on Tuesday, September 19 at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

​About Mass Save:

Mass Save® is a collaborative of Massachusetts’ electric and natural gas utilities and energy efficiency service providers including Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty, National Grid, and Unitil. We empower residents, businesses, and communities to make energy efficient upgrades by offering a wide range of services, rebates, incentives, trainings, and information.

We respectfully ask that Mass Save is referred to as “the Sponsors of Mass Save,” or “the Mass Save Sponsors,” to reflect the participation of all utility and energy efficiency service providers within the collaborative. For more information, please visit https://www.masssave.com/
<![CDATA[All In Energy Cambridge Senior Program Manager Natalie Reeder reflects on being selected as an Aspen Institute Future Climate Leader and All In Energy's support for her professional development]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2023 17:17:59 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/all-in-energy-cambridge-senior-program-manager-natalie-reeder-reflects-on-being-selected-as-an-aspen-institute-future-climate-leader-and-all-in-energys-support-for-her-professional-developmentIt's not often that I have the opportunity to hear from such diverse individuals as Tommy Caldwell, a professional climber, Bill Nye, and Kamala Harris. That's what was so great about getting to attend the Aspen Institute’s Climate Conference. I was selected by Aspen Institute as a future leader, an honor I shared with 250 fellow 18-30 year olds working on climate change.

The diversity of thinkers there was impressive. From someone who worked at Heineken thinking about the sustainability of brewing beer to TikTok and LinkedIn influencers to people working for powerful corporations, I was able to broaden my perspective on the different ways people think about and work on the issue of climate change.

My job can look totally different from someone else’s and still be united by the common thread of addressing climate change. I was reminded of this fact with every person I met at the conference. The breadth of professions represented at the conference didn’t reduce my feeling of unity; I knew we were all working to address climate change and its impacts. I didn't agree with all of the perspectives represented at the conference, and this was my first time outside my liberal bubble in Boston hearing from people that had very different opinions on what priorities are for climate change.he diversity of thinkers there was impressive. From someone who worked at Heineken thinking about the sustainability of brewing beer to TikTok and LinkedIn influencers to people working for powerful corporations, I was able to broaden my perspective on the different ways people think about and work on the issue of climate change.

For instance, speakers such as Richard Powell (CEO of ClearPath) at a plenary session (plenaries convene larger groups of people at a conference) underscored the importance of capitalism to solve the problems of climate change, without mentioning the equity problems that are built into the structures of capitalism. While I disagreed with some peoples' points, I valued the opportunity to speak with people who had opinions that differed from my own. It forced me to consider their perspectives. Learning to deal with conflict and disagreements is an important skill to develop to try and reach as many people as possible, as we all must be in it together to address climate change. While I disagreed about some of the approaches people at the conference had in their work, being exposed to them reaffirmed how important it is to me to include equity considerations in all climate policy implementation. Many presentations and discussions lacked that lens, and it is lapse I hope to continue having the space to point out and bring up.  
"My job can look totally different from someone else’s and still be united by the common thread of addressing climate change." - Natalie Reeder

I had the chance to speak with multiple government officials including Mayor Jon Mitchell of New Bedford and Esther Sosa, Special Advisor for Policy, IRA Implementation, at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). about how they are trying to implement legislation including the MA Environmental Justice Policy and the Justice40 Initiative that requires more projects at the federal and state level to include justice considerations to be eligible for funding. I was grateful for the chance to speak to these changemakers, as well as others like Charles Hua from Rewiring America and McKenna Dunbar from Building Electrification at the Sierra Club about the work I do at All In Energy to amplify the impact of the outreach we do every day to people who have historically been left behind.

With the support of All In Energy’s Professional Development funds, I was able to spend a week learning from others about topics relevant to our work and broader mission, and also teach others about the implementation barriers we see and work with every day. Many people at the conference seemed more experienced than me with more impressive titles. By the end of the week, I gained so much confidence by going outside my comfort zone to talk to these people. I quickly learned that no matter their title or years of work experience, in their own way, everyone had the united goal of learning and growing, all to figure out how to better address climate change. 

At the beginning of this year, I was able to join a professional organization, New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) with the support of All In Energy. In the year that has passed since graduating with my Master’s. I have joined a professional organization, attended networking events alongside my coworkers, and been selected to attend a conference as a future climate leader. My coworkers and peers have pushed me to achieve, and supported me along the way. Because of them, I have achieved much more in a year than I could dream of when I was beginning college. I can’t wait to continue supporting the All In Energy team, and seeing all we can accomplish together in the future. I’m sure it will be more than we could ever imagine.
<![CDATA[Say Hello to our new Spring 2023 Fellows!]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2023 17:48:59 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/say-hello-to-our-new-spring-2023-fellows

Jake Matyi, Program Administrator & Outreach Support Intern

Jake is a second semester senior at Bridgewater State University studying political science with a concentration in American politics. Jake joined the team as a Program Administrator & Outreach Support Intern for the spring semester of 2023. Previously, Jake interned with the Executive Office of Public Safety focusing mainly on public safety and re-entry grants. Also, he has worked as an Intern to a Town Administrator working on a wide range of projects to support the municipality. 

From this internship, Jake hopes to gain more experience in the nonprofit field and get a better understanding of how nonprofit organizations work efficiently with municipalities and state governments.

​In his free time, Jake enjoys relaxing on the lake during the summer with friends and family. His favorite place to travel to is Disney World because he grew up going there a lot with his family. Also, he likes to watch the Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots on a regular basis.
Lilo Roque, Program Administrator and Merrimack Valley Outreach Support Intern
​Lilo is a sophomore at Bunker Hill Community College with a communication concentration. She plans on continuing her education in communication sciences and disorders with her studies. She hopes to one day work hands-on with students of all kinds and aid in speech communication as a career. Lilo has worked as an administrative intern at various locations, such as Boston City Hall, the YES program, and MASSLEAP. A fun fact about her, she published her first poetry book titled Polar Garden and is a proud member of the New England Poetry Club. 

Lilo is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, however, grew up within the Wakefield Public School system as a METCO student. Her family grew up on the island of Puerto Rico, and she has welcomed her culture with open arms. 

She will work as a Program Administrator and Merrimack Valley Outreach Support Intern at All In Energy.

Jing Cheng, Full Stack Developer Intern

​Jing is a computer science graduate student at Brandeis University with experience in both web and mobile development. Prior to joining All In Energy as a Full Stack Developer Intern, Jing completed two software engineering internships, gaining valuable industry experience. Jing has a strong passion for clean energy and the environment, which is what drew her to All In Energy. With a background in computer science and a desire to use technology to create innovative solutions, Jing is eager to bring her skills and knowledge to the All In Energy team.

​When she’s not coding, she enjoys climbing and reading. She is committed to continuously improving and staying current with the latest developments in the field. Jing is excited to be a part of the All In Energy team and contribute to the company's mission of promoting clean energy and sustainability.

Belle Graves, Implementation Coordinator Intern

​Belle is a senior undergraduate student at UMass Amherst double majoring in Communication and Spanish. Belle will be graduating this May. She joins the All In Energy team as the Implementation Coordinator Intern and is excited for this hands-on experience in the clean energy industry. In her spare time, Belle loves to go skiing, to yoga class, and to spend time with friends. Additionally, outside of her classes she volunteers as an ESOL tutor. 

Faith Hensley, Communications and Marketing Intern

Faith is a Senior student at Framingham State University. Her study of focus is business management with a minor in fashion merchandising. She hopes to own a clothing store that practices sustainability. Outside All in Energy, she enjoys fulfilling her leadership roles such as President of the Black Student Union. She also enjoys writing novels and painting. She is excited to work with All in Energy Marketing and Communication Team!
<![CDATA[Farewell Fall 2021 Fellows!]]>Tue, 08 Feb 2022 18:29:57 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/farewell-fall-2021-fellowsWe really appreciated the time that we had with these amazing Fellows from the Fall Semester! Please read more below to see the invaluable roles that they played in our organization
Julia Soriano

​We are so proud of our staff member Julia Soriano who is featured in this article in the Washington Monthly about how the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Learn and Earn Program is "Breaking the Cycle of Privilege" in job access.

"A first-generation college student, Soriano interned as a customer service representative with All In Energy.... The experience taught her how to communicate in a business environment, work on a team, and conduct meetings remotely. After graduating in May 2021 with an associate’s degree in accounting, Soriano got a full-time job at All In, working in their accounting department. She expects to receive her bachelor’s degree in communications and logistics from Southern New Hampshire University next June."

We're so proud of you, Julia!! Full article is here

We are honored to be a partner of BHCC's since 2020 as we work together to provide more opportunities for students, especially for women, people of color, low-income students and first-generation college students, to explore meaningful careers and apply their skills in the workforce.

In fact, nearly 30% of our current staff were originally paid interns with us from Bunker Hill! They're an incredible team and we are so proud of what they have accomplished!

Cat Bates

Cat is a senior at the University of Vermont, who is now finishing up her last semester this Spring. She was with us as a Communications and Marketing fellow in the Fall of 2021. Cat worked to collect testimonials from people in the community that have received an energy assessment in the past. She was able to create a guide in order to best reach members of the community, and warrant a thoughtful response. Her everyday tasks included managing our social media, blog, and website. We wish her all the best, and hope that she continues with her passion for conservation and environmental health management!
Lilia Gardner

Lilia is a Junior at the University of New Hampshire, studying International Business and Management with a minor in Spanish. She helped us this past semester as a Finance, Administration, and Human Resources Fellow. As part of her time at All In Energy, she investigated health insurance benefits for our organization. In addition to that, she did all of our bookkeeping and payroll. We hope that this experience helped to develop her professional skills, and that she continues her passion in this field.

Genesis Hernandez

Genesis was with us as a Bilingual Communications and Marketing Fellow this past semester. She is a visual art student at Bunker Hill Community College.  She is now going to finish her time at BHCC this semester in the Spring of 2022. As a fellow at All In Energy she worked with us to create social media graphics and to customize them for different communities. She also helped us to translate important outreach such as letters and social media posts. We hope that she is able to bring back what she learned about helping local communities into her everyday life!  

Diego Mansilla

Diego is a Junior at Boston University, he was with us this past semester as a Database Development Fellow.  He worked to transfer data from the Cambridge Energy Alliance, to our data management software. He oversaw this data transfer through its entirety. He also worked through the semester in order to get his Salesforce certification. Diego is now working to finish up his degree in Information Systems, and minor in Sustainable Energy. We hope that his work here with the All In Energy team helped reaffirm his passion for sustainability and environmental equality.

We would once again like to offer our gratitude to this past semester’s fellows, and look forward to seeing the changes that they bring about in their own lives.
<![CDATA[Beware of Energy Vampires!]]>Tue, 26 Oct 2021 19:53:55 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/beware-of-energy-vampires
​What's scarier than horror movies, graveyards, and haunted houses?
​Energy Vampires!
Energy vampires (aka phantom loads) are appliances that are continually sucking electricity even when they are turned off. Appliances may appear off but if they are plugged in, the standby mode is still thirsty for energy.

According to the Department of Energy, Energy Vampires drain 4-5% of the energy in an average home, which adds up to approximately $92 per year in the average household and $4 billion a year in the US combined. This energy wasted equals roughly 52 billion kWH per year, which is equivalent to 26 average sized power plants, and is the source of 1% of the US CO2 emissions each year (1996-2013 Salt River Project (SRP) and 2008 Good Magazine LLC).

To identify these suckers, try turning off your lights and looking around. Standby lights are signs energy is draining, even though the product isn't in use. Want to know what kind of energy vampires are in your home? Check out this calculator and see how much money you could be saving. 

​Top Energy Vampires

Energy Vampires can live anywhere in your house, check out the list below to learn which appliances might be draining you energy.
  • HD-DVR, 1 HD Set-Top Box
  • Instant-on TVs. In most instances, the larger the screen, the more energy the TV uses
  • Computers and computer-related equipment such as modems, routers, printers and fax machines
  • Any items in your house that maintain a clock: microwave and programmable coffee maker​

How to Identify Energy Vampires

Even when you are not using appliances or electronics, energy vampires can still consume power just by being plugged into the wall.  Look around your home for any plug electronics that are not being use. Chances are that most of them are draining energy without your knowledge. Find below a list of clues to recognize energy vampires at home:

  • Has an external power supply
  • A remote control
  • A continuous display (including an LED), such as a clock
  • Charges batteries​
How can you stop energy vampires?
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, especially cell phone chargers and video game systems, when not in use.
  • Use power strips that will turn off all appliances (TVs and HD-DVR players) or electronics (all computer equipment) plugged into them.
  • Turn off routers, printers and other peripheral computer equipment when not in use.
  • Replacing Outdated and Inefficient HD-DVR Boxes and contact your provider to request energy star rated HD Set-Top Boxes.​

​This Halloween, and every day, unplug electronics not in use to keep out energy vampires!
To  protect the planet and your wallet against energy vampires contact All In Energy and get a no cost Home Energy Assessment! 
<![CDATA[Meet our Half Marathon Runners!]]>Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:10:45 GMThttp://allinenergy.org/blog/meet-our-half-marathon-runnersMeet Francesca, Carrie, and Grace who are raising funds for All In Energy by participating in Cambridge's 1/2 marathon! Read below to find out why they're running. 

Francesca Reznik

Francesca has been a member of the All in Energy team since March as the City of Cambridge Program Manager. In 2018, she suffered a devastating nerve injury in her leg. After this long and arduous journey, she is able to challenge herself to a 1/2 marathon! Clean energy is important to her because the climate crisis will hit the most vulnerable first- and All in Energy simultaneously works to make homes more efficient AND make communities more comfortable and climate resilient. "I want to make all the people in my life proud of me -- of my recovery and of the organization I work for."

Donate HERE to support Francesca! 

Carrie Kerstein

Carrie has been friends with Rouwenna Altemose, co-founder, since 2009. Throughout their friendship, she been inspired by Rouwenna's passion and knowledge about addressing the urgent issues of climate change has definitely helped her to be a more responsible global citizen! Carrie is inspired by the work of All in Energy toward including more people and communities in clean energy solutions. Clean energy is important to her because greater accessibility to clean energy can move us one step closer to a safer world. Running has been an exciting new challenge for her during the past few years. She is grateful for this opportunity to train for the Cambridge Half Marathon and support the work important of All in Energy!

Donate HERE to support Carrie!

Grace Umaña

Grace is All In Energy's Field Outreach Manager and Customer Action Coordinator! Having asthma her entire life, she never knew she could learn to love running. Clean energy is important to Grace because when we are energy efficient, nobody loses. Residents save energy and money, companies receive tax credits, the state reaches their goal, and climate change is mitigated. Grace is motivated to participate because at first, she thought to herself, "maybe I can't do this." But then she realized she'd rather complete the race dead last than not run it at all. She learned through preparing for the half-marathon that she has become more tenacious in her goals she wants to accomplish.

​Donate HERE to support Grace!