EcoFellowship Program

The EcoFellowship Program is a one-year paid fellowship position to work with CET staff and other EcoFellows to carry out community outreach, school education, and other activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts.

Activities support CET’s initiatives to assist residents, students, institutions and businesses across the region in ongoing programs in energy efficiency, home energy services, renewable energy, and waste reduction through recycling, reuse and home composting. Fellows are based in one of CET’s locations: Pittsfield, Northampton, or Springfield, where they will serve communities in the region.


Meet the 2017 – 2018 EcoFellows

Avery Cross – Green Business EcoFellow

Avery is a graduate of Bard College. She was a Environmental and Urban Studies major. Avery worked at Bard College’s Office of Sustainability to increase recycling opportunities and track food waste on campus, among other projects. She also worked for the Berkshire Botanical Garden and Naumkeag as a Horticulture Intern and was an Education Apprentice at McEnroe Organic Farm where she developed and implemented educational events and programs.


Morgan O’Connor – Marketing & High Performance Building EcoFellow

Morgan is a graduate of UMass Amherst where she majored in Natural Resources Conservation. Morgan has worked at Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge as an environmental educator, and has led a research team studying tern populations in Maine. At UMass she founded a campaign to promote environmental behaviors on campus focusing on sustainable eating habits.


Shelby Kuenzli – Digital Marketing EcoFellow

Shelby is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison, having double majored in Life Sciences Communication and Zoology. Shelby worked as a Marketing and Communications Assistant at the UW E-Business Consortium and was the Marketing and Co-Outreach Director for the Journal of Undergraduate Science and Technology. She also worked on a public information campaign to create behavioral changes to students’ recycling habits at the student union.


Jorge Guarin – Outreach and Education EcoFellow

Jorge is a graduate of State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry where he majored in Sustainable Energy Management. Jorge served as Vice President of SUNY-ESF’s Sustainable Energy Club, was on the campus Renewing the Energy Vision (REV) Challenge Team, and helped with the creation of a student-led revolving fund for energy efficiency.



Willow Cohn – Outreach and Education EcoFellow

Willow is a graduate of Siena Heights University, having double majored in Environmental Science and Biology. Willow worked as an Environmental Educator with the McDowell Environmental Center in Nauvoo, Alabama, and has been a Conservation Canvasser for the Alaska Center for the Environment. She was also President of the Siena Heights Green Light Environmental Club and Director of the campus Earth Day Committee.



The EcoFellowship Program is supported by:



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