Gray, Montclair’s Environmental Outreach Coordinator, has long been committed to improving our environment, and might be most recognized around town for promoting composting at local events. He’s the first United States citizen to win the Chevening Fellowship, a three month program of academic, practical, policy and political study of energy consumption. Gray tells Baristanet: ” Energy is a big, sexy issue. We are all going to have to deal with it, now, and in future generations. Energy conservation is important not only from a cost perspective, but also an environmental one.” Gray went on to say: “I am very excited to be awarded this fellowship. Not only do I hope to bring a lot back to my community, I am looking forward to sharing information about some of the environmental programs in Montclair…The Energy Efficiency Fellowship takes place in the town of Leicester. It’s like an immersion course — we’ll be looking at case studies, experiences from other cities, and government programs.”
“At some point I’ll be placed in a business, like a utility company or power plant. I hope to pick up new ideas and come home with some additional tools to help me carry out the recommendations of the recent energy audit we conducted in Montclair.” Gray promises to update Baristanet on his experiences across the pond. Bon Voyage, Gray!