- Early to mid-career professionals
- U.S. residents only
- Able to commit dedicated time on a regular basis to complete the selected project
New projects are encouraged to be creative, but below are some of our favorite examples:
Organization & Partnerships
Organizing business roundtables or other business-focused community events in key states to communicate the economic benefits of regenerative agriculture policies to the public.
Creating peer-to-peer communications programs for emerging leaders to share ideas about how to push changes in their cities or regions.
Documenting how local clean energy projects in conservative and politically diverse areas can better cultivate public support for climate action in ways more traditional approaches cannot.
Research & Publications
Measuring the jobs creation and economic impacts that result from investments in local energy and water infrastructure or climate resiliency programs.
Creating databases of investments in clean energy, clean water, and related infrastructure and companies in different cities and/or states.
Creating an online cleantech marketplace for small commercial buildings, connecting eligible energy efficiency and distributed solar projects with qualified energy service contractors and crowd-sourced investment capital.
Advocacy & Communications
Addressing the threat of federal budget cuts to programs for cleantech and clean energy innovation by creating a multimedia platform to share the stories of successful environmental entrepreneurs.
Developing of a state-based Clean Energy Leaders group to assist in expanding a vital network of young business leaders and dedicated clean energy advocates who can aid in advocating smart state clean energy policies with lawmakers.
Creating “story banks” and video projects that profile and tell the stories of businesses at the intersection of the environment and the economy and the policies that impact their success.
Designing targeted social media campaigns to communicate the economic benefits of sustainable industries jobs.
How to Apply
Applications for the 2021-2022 program cycle are now open
To be considered, please submit a resume and fill out the questions in the application portal, describing your project, how it will advance environmental sustainability or clean economy policies, and how you plan to accomplish this project.
Completed applications must be submitted by May 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. CST.
All applications will be reviewed by a select committee of E2 staff and members, including business leaders, investors and policy experts from across the country. Successful applicants will be notified by July 2021 and will be invited to attend an announcement event and a possible in-person event in 2022 with fellows from the previous year.
If you’d like more information or have any questions regarding the 2021/2022 Program Cycle that are not covered in our FAQ, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org