It's a fact that being "green" in warehousing and logistics not only helps the environment but also saves money, reduces waste, and boosts efficiency. But many companies are unable to devote time and resources to ferreting out energy-saving opportunities and making sure the benefits of such a program keep on coming. If that sounds like your company, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps may be able to help.
EDF is seeking organizations with large logistics operations to host EDF Climate Corps fellows for the summer of 2014. This innovative fellowship program places top-tier graduate students at organizations to identify solutions that will help the host companies save money and energy. Over the course of 10 to 12 weeks, fellows develop specific, actionable plans to take the organization's energy management programs to the next level. Beyond financial returns, companies gain access to hundreds of top executives and graduate students in the EDF Climate Corps Network and benefit from EDF's sustainability expertise.
EDF Climate Corps administers the program at no cost to the host companies. The companies pay the fellow a stipend of about $15,000. Since its inception in 2006, the program has helped identify $1.3 billion in potential energy savings for host companies, and fellows have uncovered an average of $1 million in energy savings for each organization involved.
EDF Climate Corps is now accepting applications from organizations with large freight or warehousing operations to host a fellow in 2014. To learn more, visit www.edfclimatecorps.org.