Evans School Student Nicki McClung Named Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow

Nicki McClung (MPA ’15) has been named a 2014 Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps Fellow, one of 117 Fellows selected from nearly 700 applicants.

The EDF Program matches top-tier graduate students with organizations, companies, cities, and universities around the country for 10–12 week internships focused on energy management. EDF Fellows help their organizations increase energy efficiency by designing specific, customized strategies for each organization to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and cut costs.

McClung will complete an internship with the City of Boston working with municipal buildings.

“As an MPA student, I have learned a lot about how city governance works. I am really excited to apply my existing skill set to a government model,” she said.

Since its inception, EDF Climate Corps has saved nearly $1.3 billion in energy costs, cut the electricity use of 180,000 homes, avoided yearly carbon emissions from 260,000 cars, and saved an average of $1 million for each organization involved.

EDF Climate Corps works to increase energy efficiency while training the leaders of tomorrow. Graduate students are able to focus on each organization’s specific needs for increasing energy efficiency, and organizations gain the resources to make energy efficiency a priority.

Learn more about EDF.