In February, the students from Burlington City & Lake (BCL) Semester program at Burlington High School had a residency at Hula Lakeside to meet with businesses focused on climate justice. Kelsey Applegate and Taegen Kopfler, alongside Abi Gruvman from 350.org, sat down with the students and their teachers to talk about their work and hear the student’s perspectives on climate justice.
On October 6th, Kelsey Applegate and Taegen Kopfler represented Encore Renewable Energy as exhibitors at the Women Can Do annual conference organized by Vermont Works for Women. The Women Can Do conference is a career exploration event for high school girls and gender expansive youth, held at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT. Encore had a table in the Indoor Action Expo, where they met with students and ran through a short solar design activity.
Amber Lessard, Encore’s Director of Asset Management and Construction, spoke with NBC5 recently about the importance of organizations like Vermont Works for Women and her involvement in their Trailblazer program.
Summer Rucker is our Clean Energy Intern for Summer 2022 She’s from Amherst, Virginia and recently graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. She is also a 2022 CELI EDICT Intern.
Encore Founder and CEO Chad Farrell participated in a panel session at Burlington Electric Department for high school students attending the Columbia Climate School in the Green Mountains. Participating in a Q&A style discussion with other climate-focused professionals from the fields of government, utility management, non-profit advocacy and finance, Chad provided background on his entrepreneurial journey and answered questions regarding the challenges and opportunities associated with deployment of the scale of clean energy resources required to address the climate crisis.
Encore is proud to announce that we have achieved bronze level in SEIA’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice certification program. SEIA’s DEIJ Certification program features over 30 modules of content and tangible actions for our company to As part of our on-going commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice at our company, we’re looking forward to continuing to work through the next modules in the certification process.
Encore Renewable Energy President, Blake Sturcke, was recently featured on the Entrepreneurs for Impact podcast (formerly My Climate Torch) hosted by Chris Wedding. It’s an important conversation not just about the critical work our team is doing but also offers an insightful and inspiring way to think about, incorporate and take care of our mental health every day.
We are thankful for the amazing groups and organizations tackling many of the challenges we are currently facing.
A third of charitable gifts are made in December and 12% of donations are made in the last three days of the year.
We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight a few of the amazing non profits that we’ve supported this year as you consider your own year end giving this holiday season.
Vermont Works for Women’s Trailblazers is a training program to support the entry and success of women and gender non-conforming individuals in careers in construction and the trades. Participants in the program have the opportunity to obtain or increase skills and certifications for jobs that are in high demand.
Encore’s Chad Farrell was invited to be a panelist for a session at then 2021 Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility’s annual conference. The discussion centered around how VBSR businesses can bring their companies to the next level of environmental and social regeneration and covered the significant advancements in clean energy technology and the control systems tying everything together.
Encore’s Chad Farrell was invited to serve as a panelist for a webinar on April 14, 2021 entitled “Your Vermont Climate Council: Economic Impacts, Stories, & Solutions.”
Vermont Works for Women helps women and girls recognize their potential and explore, pursue, and excel in work that leads to economic independence. On April 5-9th we participated in the Woman Can Do Virtual Expo to highlight the opportunity for […]
Encore remains proactive in our opposition to forced labor and has joined more than 115 solar companies signed the Solar Industry Forced Labor Prevention Pledge.
Black Lives Matter. We, as a company, as individuals, and as a nation, have not done our part to root out systemic racial injustice, police brutality and white supremacy. If we had, then the events of the last week would […]
Encore Renewable Energy joined other mission-driven firms in closing its doors for the Climate Strike that was held on September 20. Encore was proud to join the millions of people across the globe who joined together to demonstrate the importance […]
As part of Encore’s ongoing commitment to gender parity and diversity in the solar industry, the Company has committed to bring a heightened sense of awareness of the critical importance of having women afforded equal leadership opportunities across the clean […]