Community Engagement and Communications Specialist

Carolyn ‘Revere’ Wood

Community Engagement and Communications Specialist

Office: Hawaiʻi State Energy Office

Email: [email protected]

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Revere Wood serves as part of the inaugural Climate Ready Hawaiʻi AmeriCorps VISTA cohort that is helping Hawaiʻi adapt to climate change impacts. She currently serves as the Community Engagement and Communications Specialist for the Hawaiʻi State Energy Office (HSEO). In this role, she helps the HSEO develop targeted outreach initiatives that better engage vulnerable communities in energy project decision-making and improve their access to energy conservation and clean energy resources. These initiatives will lower energy costs, increase living wage employment, and improve health outcomes.

In 2020, Revere designed and implemented events to educate and promote the growth of the Aloha+ Challenge Goals through her work with the Hawaiʻi Green Growth Local2030 Hub—a public-private partnership committed to advancing state economic, social and environmental goals. Revere also worked as a Writer and Coordinator for the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge, a global business competition for women entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Revere has also worked as an Outreach Coordinator with GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit organization that positively transforms the lives of low-income families by providing them access to clean, affordable solar energy, as well as hands-on training that reduce barriers of entering the solar industry.

Revere graduated from the University of California, Riverside in June 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Studies with a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies.

  • Community Outreach – Social Media: Revere has developed community outreach materials to break down complex energy issues into more digestible formats, as exemplified in HSEO's new Instagram account.
  • Equity Playbook – Communications: Revere, with her focus on communications and community engagement, is collaborating with the entire VISTA cohort to develop components of an Equity Playbook for the State Climate Commission. This work is an outcome of the findings of the Commission's Permitted Interaction Group on Equity.

  • HSEO Newsletter: The work of the three HSEO AmeriCorps VISTAs are highlighted in the office's Spring Newsletter as they continue help build HSEO's capacity to serve vulnerable communities.