SEI is spotlighting our amazing Climate Corps Fellows who have been working to protect our climate through a wide range of sustainability initiatives. This week we are highlighting Shona Paterson, Compost and Recycling Associate at Alameda County.
What is the most important skill or lesson that you have learned during your fellowship?
I have learned how to facilitate discussions in a way that encourages input, builds consensus, and leads to actionable outcomes. This has helped me more effectively collaborate with stakeholders on projects.
If you were a sustainable technology or item, which one would you be and why?
If I were a sustainable technology I would be a train because trains both connect people and take them to new places. Similarly, I like to foster collaboration and explore new ideas.
Climate Corps, a flagship program of SEI, is a bridge-to-career Fellowship program that recruits and places rising climate professionals with local governments, non-profits, educational institutions, and for-profit partners to implement climate change mitigation and resiliency projects.
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