Meet Our Member: Ben Civiletti
Community Energy and Climate Action Coordinator at VECAN/VNRC
In his position with the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN) and the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC), Ben works directly with Vermont's network of over 100 town energy committees. As the Community Energy and Climate Action Coordinator, Ben provides information and technical support for the committees' many projects. Ben graduated from the Rubenstein School at the University of Vermont in 2013 with a degree in Wildlife Biology, and a Theater minor. He loves riding his bike, eating eggs and bacon, and reading great books.
Why did you join VHCB AmeriCorps?
I joined VHCB AmeriCorps because I saw an opportunity to serve communities in a meaningful way and work with people who are making renewable energy a reality.
What are you learning or gaining out of your service?
During my term, I've learned the value of community engagement and dialogue, and I've seen that real progress can be made from the ground up.
What would you like other people to know about serving in AmeriCorps?
I would tell anyone considering an AmeriCorps term that there is no better way to get involved in something that drives you, and make a real contribution while gaining firsthand experience!