We’re thrilled to have Sharod join the Clean Water Action team! Sharod was born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut where he still lives. He has a Bachelors and Master’s degree in business administration and years of success in corporate settings, helping to advance business goals, build teams and market campaigns. Sharod decided to join Clean Water Action to “give back” to his community. He’s leading direct outreach and engagement efforts in Waterbury to help residents learn about and take advantage of energy efficiency services in their homes.
Making homes and buildings more efficient is a critical step in mitigating climate change. In Connecticut, emissions from energy use and heating and cooling residential buildings contributes 18% of greenhouse gas emissions. Making buildings more energy efficient by sealing up leaks, assuring proper insulation, shifting to energy efficient sources for heating and cooling and using energy efficient appliances can make a big difference in energy consumption and the amount of emissions in our atmosphere.
Making homes more efficient also saves residents money on energy bills and makes the home more comfortable. This is a priority particularly for residents living in older housing that may be drafty and poorly insulated. Residents in low-income communities and environmental justice communities, like Waterbury, often pay much more for energy bills due to leaky homes.
Clean Water Action’s work on energy efficiency is critically important to reduce emissions, help Connecticut meets our greenhouse gas reduction goals and –makes a difference in people’s lives. Sharod’s knowledge of the community, his professional skills and his passion for ‘giving back’ make him the perfect person for this critical role and to our broader mission of addressing racial and environmental injustices in Connecticut and beyond.