Solarize Monadnock is made up of Volunteer advocates willing to dedicate their time to bring a Solarize Campaign to their towns in collaboration with the Monadnock Energy Hub and its Program Coordinator, Mary Ewell. Learn more about the Solarize Process on the Q&A Page.
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Solarize Steering Committee Town Team Members from 2019 Campaign
Dori spent most of her career as an educator, founded a school that organizes its curriculum around environmental education and was a classroom teacher for more than a decade. After earning her M.S. in Environmental Education from Antioch University New England, she worked as a teacher/naturalist for the Harris Center for Conservation Education. This past year she r helped re-start the Peterborough Energy Committee (PEC) and became its Chair. The PEC is a founding member of the Monadnock Energy Hub, the collaborator for the Solarize Monadnock Campaign.
Michelle is a 2007 graduate from ConVal High School where she first learned about climate change in Jon Manley’s oceanography class. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Colby College. Upon returning to NH, Michelle joined local groups working on sustainability, including the Hancock Energy Advisory Team. As part of her commitment to climate action, she is volunteering with Solarize Monadnock, working to encourage the ConVal School Board to install solar, and is a member of Mothers Out Front.
Stephanie Scherr has an M.S. in Environmental Science & Communications from Antioch University New England, is a certified science teacher, environmental educator, climate activist, proponent of clean energy solutions, a member of the Fitzwilliam Energy Committee and the founder of ECHO Action NH, whose mission is a #FossilFree603. She has seen a significant increase in interest in solar since Southern New Hampshire was threatened by the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct (NED) fracked gas pipeline and is eager to help make the Solarize Monadnock campaign a great success.
Anne Fischer is a freelance writer and editor specializing in technology. She is currently the managing editor of Solar Novus, an online trade publication serving the global solar industry. She’s co-chair of Sharon’s Conservation Commission and does publicity as well as grant writing for local non-profit organizations. In 2018 she was a judge for the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. She’s passionate about solar power and communicating its potential for widespread adoption.