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2020 Sustainability Fellow - Flood-induced Roadway Damage Risk Analysis | UNH Center for Infrastructure Resilience to Climate (UCIRC)
Narges Matini is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Pavement Engineering at North Carolina State University. The recent increase in the frequency and infrastructure impacts from extreme events has increased her awareness of and desire to research the impact of flooding and heatwave on the structural…
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2020 Sustainability Fellow - Energy Efficiency and New American Communities |  Burlington Electric Department / Vermont Gas Systems - Burlington, VT
Anu Makinde has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Peace, Justice, and Ecology from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Working in her school’s sustainability department has taught her the importance of community engagement and inclusion regarding sustainability education as she…
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2020 Sustainability Fellow - Utility Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory | Unitil
David Larson was a rising senior at Amherst College in Massachusetts, pursuing a B.A. in Environmental Studies and English. During the summer he worked with Unitil, a small investor-owned utility company, to develop their first…
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2020 Sustainability Fellow - Municipal Carbon and Nitrogen Footprint Analyses | Town of Durham, NH
Mary Potts worked with the Town of Durham, NH to conduct an inventory of the Town’s municipal carbon and nitrogen emissions. Using the Sustainability Indicator Management Analysis Platform, she quantified Durham’s carbon and nitrogen footprints, recommended strategies to reduce municipal emissions…
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2020 Sustainability Fellow - Keene Sustainable Energy Plan: Outreach and Education | City of Keene, NH
Carly Peruccio is an audio producer with an interest in state and municipal policy. As a Sustainability Fellow, she worked with the City of Keene to engage community members in Keene’s sustainable energy planning process, using audio storytelling to encourage local support for Keene’s energy goals…
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2020 Sustainability Fellow - Municipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Benchmarking | Town of Groton, CT
Hetal Patel worked with the Town of Groton, Connecticut to build upon the Town's benchmarking and greenhouse gas inventory, and analyze the effectiveness of previously implemented conservation and energy efficiency actions. The analysis informed recommendations on how to improve and expand the town…
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2020 Sustainability Fellow - Centering Climate Change Resilience in the NH Food System | NH Food Alliance (NHFA)
Jacob is a farmer, teacher and community organizer focused on bringing people together to build resilient local food systems. With the New Hampshire Food Alliance, he led a grassroots listening tour with partners across the New Hampshire food system to understand “who is doing what?” to promote…
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2020 Sustainability Fellow - Municipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory | Town of Exeter, NH
Rachel Nadolny participated in the Fellowship program while completing a Master of Science in Sustainability Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She worked for the Town of Exeter, NH, conducting a municipal greenhouse gas emissions inventory. Prior to attending UMass Amherst, she…
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2020 Sustainability Fellow - Evaluating Upstream and Downstream Carbon Emissions | UNH SIMAP
Emily Mello was a fellow with the UNH Sustainability Institute in the summer of 2020. During her fellowship, she analyzed the upstream greenhouse gas emissions from two commonly used sources of energy—fuel oil and natural gas. Her data will be used to expand the Sustainability Indicator Management…
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2020 Sustainability Fellow - Municipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory | City of Concord, NH
Amina completed her Fellowship with the City of Concord, NH. She focused on defining the baseline greenhouse gas emissions through two separate lenses: (1) local government operations and (2) community-wide accounting. Her findings will help the City government prioritize emissions reduction…
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2020 Sustainability Fellow - Building Coastal Flood Resilience in a Small Municipality | Town of Kittery, ME
Alexandra Duprey completed her Fellowship while pursuing a dual degree M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, and Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Alexandra worked with the Town of Kittery to compile best practices for coastal flood resilience and map vulnerable neighborhoods.…
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2020 Sustainability Fellow - Energy Efficiency for Rural Small Businesses | Resilient Buildings Group (RBG)
Veronica was very excited to be a Sustainability Fellow! She worked with Resilient Buildings Group and Liberty Utilities staff to identify the barriers for small businesses in rural parts of the state with respect to participation in energy efficiency programs, and to develop strategies for making…
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