Climate Corps

With Jessica Alba

Why this story needs to be told

Once it becomes a financial gain…at the end of the day, that is when people are and certainly companies are going to take notice.

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Jessica Alba gives a tour of the Honest Company to Jenise, Scott and Brendan. They give her suggestions for sustainability upgrades that could save her big money.

Jessica Alba gives a tour of the Honest Company to Jenise, Scott and Brendan. They give her suggestions for sustainability upgrades that could save her big money.

Introduction

Can a handful of intrepid business school students create lasting solutions to climate change? The Environmental Defense Fund thinks so. That’s why they’ve set up an innovative program called Climate Corps. Each year one hundred of the country’s brightest MBA students are tapped to spend their summer embedded with major corporations, analyzing energy waste and efficiency – and then they propose solutions that often have a major impact on both the planet and the bottom-line costs.

Superstar Jessica Alba, an entrepreneur herself, meets three members of Climate Corps and is astonished by the results.

SHOOT LOCATIONS:

Boca Raton, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA

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Meet The Characters

Young minds change things all the time throughout history. It is always young minds and giving young minds the opportunity and space. That was the best thing about this fellowship, you actually had a tangible product to show your impact, to say this is what I can do.

Jenise Young Climate Corops Fellow

We are all part of something that we truly believe in, and are passionate about, and we believe is making a positive impact, maybe at a local level or regional level, it has a positive ripple effect. Absolutely, we can change the world, but so can anyone.

Scott Miller Climate Corps Fellow

The Science Behind The Story

The Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps is only 6 years old, but the energy savings the program has helped find are tremendous. Equivalent to avoiding yearly carbon emissions from 260,000 cars and an average savings of $1 million for each participating organization.

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