Environmental Justice

Elana pursued an International Relations degree while at Hendrix College. Her interest in environmental justice led her to assist the Sierra Club in hosting a series of clean energy town hall meetings across the state. She also researched and tracked progressive policies for the Arkansas Public Policy Panel during the most recent state legislative session. Above all, she values the opportunity to watch non-traditional allies, such as hunters and conservationists, as well as natural gas companies and landowners affected by hydraulic fracturing, find common ground. Elana is passionate about building coalitions amongst diverse populations and finding non-traditional solutions for complex issues.

BLUEPRINT:  Green Corner Toolkit. After graduating from Hendrix College, Elana began working with the Applied Sustainability Center at the University of Arkansas as an Energy Corps member. While working on a series of energy efficiency and renewable energy presentations, she discovered that while some cities were interested in investing in sustainable initiatives, they lacked the necessary funds or personnel to launch a public program. In the U.S., only 12% of adults can pass a basic energy literacy exam. Elana’s Blueprint addresses this issue by providing cities with a toolkit of quizzes, educational handouts, and policy and financing information to launch a public energy education program. The Green Corner toolkit promotes energy efficiency throughout the state in order to improve local economies, promote public health, and create a more sustainable Arkansas.


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Phone: Green Corner ToolkitAfter graduating from Hendrix College, Elana began working with the Applied Sustainability Center at the University of Arkansas as an Energy Corps member. While working on a series of energy efficiency and renewable energy presentations, she discovered that while some cities were interested in investing in sustainable initiatives, they lacked the necessary funds or personnel to launch a public program. In the U.S., only 12% of adults can pass a basic energy literacy exam. Elana's Blueprint addresses this issue by providing cities with a toolkit of quizzes, educational handouts, and policy and financing information to launch a public energy education program. The Green Corner toolkit promotes energy efficiency throughout the state in order to improve local economies, promote public health, and create a more sustainable Arkansas.