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Resilient Climate Solutions

Looking for new volunteer board members with the knowledge, experience and passion to help govern our growing environmental nonprofit.

CET helps people and businesses transition to a carbon-free future.

CET is built on a model of working directly with businesses and residents to reduce waste, increase energy efficiency, and electrify buildings.

We are on-the-ground changemakers in the race to decarbonize our environment and we invite you to join us.

Specifically, we are looking for people who:

Are excited and inspired by CET’s mission to innovate, implement, and scale the environmental solutions that communities need to thrive. 

Work in a complementary industry or sector. 

Will add diversity to our current board makeup in terms of representing BIPOC and LGBTQ communities. 

About CET

CET is dedicated to paving the way for individuals and businesses to embrace a carbon-free future. Our vision encompasses a world that champions equitable and resilient climate solutions.

Working in the Built Environment:

Operating within the built environment, we conduct various projects and programs aimed at fostering sustainability.

Our initiatives include commercial waste reduction and recycling, wasted food prevention and diversion, building material reuse, high-performance green building design, and consulting on building electrification and energy efficiency.

We primarily serve southern New England and New York, spanning across a dozen states.

Demonstrated Success:

At CET, our proven model enables us to provide tailored support to over 20,000 customers annually.

In 2022 alone, we assisted 22,000 individuals and businesses, resulting in over 1,095,000 lifetime MMBtu’s saved—equivalent to powering 14,000 homes off the grid for a year.

Additionally, we diverted 29,000 tons of waste from disposal, generating over $32.4 million in lifetime savings for our customers while mitigating 286,000 tons of lifetime CO2 emissions—equivalent to removing 62,000 cars from the road for a year.

Our outreach and education campaigns have also reached over 800,000 people through social media.

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion:

These impactful results are attributed to our unwavering commitment to racial justice, equity, and inclusion.

Since 2020, our Board and staff have actively co-created and implemented a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework, which governs all internal and external policies, practices, and services.

We seek Board members who share our commitment to equity and thrive in fostering an inclusive culture within a collaborative, non-linear, and continuous learning environment.

Additionally, CET is certified as a Women Business Enterprise by the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office, further solidifying our dedication to diversity and equity in all facets of our operations.

The Board members we seek share this commitment to equity and find fulfillment in building an inclusive culture in a collaborative, non-linear, and continuous learning environment. CET is a Women Business Enterprise certified with the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office.

“CET’s Board of Directors is composed of individuals that are deeply passionate about and committed to the organization’s mission, and currently has a healthy mix of deep institutional knowledge and newer perspectives… The board culture can be described as hard-working, highly functional (related to operations and governance), curious, supportive, and aspirational. Board members aim to empower senior staff members, to challenge each other’s thinking through inquisitive questions, and to cultivate a welcoming, “easy going” atmosphere.”

InClusive Performance Strategies

We believe that all CET board members must be:

Dedicated to CET’s mission.
Strategic thinkers.
Committed to CET’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals, initiatives, and priorities.
Motivated and ready to engage in Board meetings, Board development, and special requests as needed.
Collaborative, open-minded, and nice to work with.

CET Current Board Makeup:

We continually monitor our board’s collective skills, areas of expertise, and community representation, and seek to continually diversify our skills and identities. Here is our current board makeup:

Age
Race/Ethnic Identity
Gender
Parents
State
Veteran

Board Member Skills and Areas of Expertise 

Board areas of expertise

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CET is committed to racial justice and inclusion. We believe in dismantling historic injustices, and we believe that fostering equity and inclusion is key to achieving our environmental mission and climate mitigation goals.

In this spirit, our Board and staff have been formally co-creating and implementing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework since 2020, which is designed to embed DEI principles into all internal and external policies, practices, and services.

CET 2023 DEI Annual Report

Board Recruitment Process

Casual Conversation

Interested candidates will begin with casual conversations with one or more members of our Board Recruitment Committee to learn more and explore the opportunity. 

Group Interview

A standard set of questions will be asked:

Why are you interested in becoming a member of CET’s Board of Directors? 

Would you be able to fulfill all the Board responsibilities listed above? 

We currently meet six times per year: five remote meetings (2 hr, 8-10 am on Fridays) and one in-person retreat in May in the Northampton, MA area. Would this schedule work for you?

What else would you like to add and what questions do you have? 

Recruitment Committee will recommend candidates

Based on these interviews, the Recruitment Committee will recommend candidates to the full Board who are an excellent match for CET’s needs. The full Board must vote to formally appoint new board members. 

In-depth orientation.  

All new board members will receive an in-depth orientation.  

Board of Directors

With a collective vision for a greener, healthier planet, our board members bring diverse expertise and unwavering passion to guide CET towards achieving its mission. Join their journey to foster positive change and preserve the Earth for generations to come.

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We envision a world that has embraced and advanced just and resilient climate solutions.

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