Community Engagement and Communications Specialist

Carolyn ‘Revere’ Wood

VISTA Lead for the Climate Ready Hawaiʻi Cohort

Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Commission

Email: [email protected]

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Revere Wood served as part of the inaugural Climate Ready Hawaiʻi AmeriCorps VISTA cohort that is helping Hawaiʻi adapt to climate change impacts. After they served as the Community Engagement and Communications Specialist for the Hawaiʻi State Energy Office (HSEO), she worked as the VISTA Lead for the second year of the Climate Ready Hawaiʻi cohort. In their role, they helped 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 helped 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 to 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  develops community outreach materials to break down complex energy issues into more usable formats, as exemplified in HSEO's new Instagram account.
  • Equity issues: Revere is supporting the Commission's work on a social and climate vulnerability framework. This work is based on the findings of the Commission's Permitted Interaction Group on Equity.
  • HSEO Newsletter: Revere is responsible for the initial research, writing, and production of the HSEO quarterly newsletter. The work of the three HSEO AmeriCorps VISTAs is highlighted in the office's Spring Newsletter as they continue help build HSEO's capacity to serve vulnerable communities.