Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hello Marla ~ OCR's Summer Associate!

My name is Marla and I am thrilled to be working with OC Renewables as its Summer Associate! Although a native Southern California resident, I spend the school months attending a small but mighty liberal arts college in Washington. I was lucky enough to receive a modest grant from my school that allows me to pursue my interest in sustainability by helping to grow the scope of OCR for ten weeks this summer. Essentially, I am here to help serve the Orange County Community in its pursuits for a more sustainable future!

I am working with leadership to develop a plan to make OCR a more valuable resource for Orange County residents interested in sustainability, green technology, and conservation. To start, we are strengthening our network and looking into revamping the website. When we are done, it will serve as a one stop shop for information on the nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies and programs geared towards environmental concerns in Orange County. The goal is to make information on these organizations centralized and accessible so that every resident who wants to get more involved or just wants to know “what’s going on with the environment in the OC” recognizes that they can turn to the OCR to get them where they want to go!

While transforming OCR into a local sustainability hub is our primary focus, I am eager to hear from you, the Orange County community, what interests or questions you have related to sustainability. What sorts of topics would you like more information about? What kinds of blog posts would you be interested in reading? How can OCR help you promote sustainable living in your life? What do you think are the most important issues related to the environment in Orange County and how can OCR positively influence those issues?

I want to make the best use of my ten weeks (from now until the first week in August) and your ideas are greatly appreciated. I can be reached at marla@ocrenewables.org. The more information I have, the better I can help OCR serve you!