Lauren Brois is the Director of the HeatSmart Westchester campaign, working to transform the local uptake of residential clean heating and cooling options and to support the goals of the New York State Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiative. Since 2013, Lauren has worked with Energize NY to design a community-based approach helping homeowners realize energy savings – while making homes more comfortable – through energy efficiency improvements incentivized by NYSERDA. Lauren will be joining the Sustainable Westchester staff in the spring of 2020 to manage the second HeatSmart grant.
Outside of work, Lauren is a familiar presence at numerous sustainability initiatives across Westchester County. She is a member of the Bedford 2020 Advisory Board, collaborating on projects such as Community Compost and Single Stream Recycling. Lauren has supported the Greenlight Awards, a sustainability competition for local high school students which allows them to showcase their solutions to environmental challenges. She volunteers with Green Ossining, hosting the largest Earth Day Celebration in Westchester County and helps organize the monthly Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series. Beekeeping at Mariondale in Ossining and volunteering at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown also keep Lauren busy. Most recently, she became a member of the Westchester County Climate Crisis Task Force.
Lauren is a highly committed Environmental Educator with a strong record of influencing community behavior and policies through innovative education programs, creative marketing strategies, and strong community relationships. She is passionate about environmental stewardship and dedicated to creating a more sustainable world.