Meet our Summer Interns!
Bedford 2030’s summer interns are supporting clean energy in transportation and buildings, highlighting natural climate solutions, and developing ongoing communications. We are proud to welcome them to the team!
Liam Condon, 22 years old (Buildings and Transportation)
Laura Cunningham, 20 years old (Communications)
I am currently studying electrical engineering at Binghamton University.
I was always hearing about Bedford 2030 (or Bedford 2020 at the time!) growing up as my family was always trying to get involved with their programs, and I really loved their mission and everything they stood for. I couldn’t have been more excited to hear about this internship position, because it was really the perfect opportunity to take the technical knowledge I’m learning at school and use it to help solve the most important issues our world is facing, all with an organization that I trusted and believed in. I can’t wait to get started on some projects and help bring fun, accessible sustainability to the community I grew up in!
One way I love to incorporate sustainability into my own life is shopping secondhand – I get essentially all of my clothes and a lot of my other belongings secondhand, and it’s so fun to getting creative at these shops and never knowing what you’re going to find. I also enjoy composting at home, but I am probably most proud of having been vegan for over five years now, which is just my own attempt to address the ways animal agriculture affects our planet!
Ariel Lindholm, 20 years old (Rooted Solutions)
I am from Croton on Hudson NY, and I am a rising senior at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
I decided to work with Bedford 2030 because I was made aware of the group via Croton 100, a local environmental organization based in my hometown. Bedford’s work is truly inspiring, and I wanted to learn more about how their multifaceted efforts led them to meet carbon emission reduction goals years ahead of schedule. Their values align well with mine, and I am excited to know more about operations of Bedford2030 and how they do such amazing work!
The climate action that I am most proud of is participating in ecosystem ecology research at school. It aims to discover more about how disturbances to forest systems alters soil nutrients and plants’ abilities to sequester carbon. The goal is to establish regenerative forest management practices, and support healthy ecosystems.