SEEDS Welcomes Zoe Spaide to Staff

May 21, 2022

HONESDALE – SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) is pleased to announce the addition of Zoe Spaide to staff as the Summer TEAAM (The Energy Awareness Action Movement) Coordinator Executive Director Assistant. 

SEEDS’ TEAAM initiative encourages local homeowners to save energy through energy assessments done by SEEDS volunteers, and students who will be trained by SEEDS and a certified instructor. This intergenerational program also allows low-income families to save money on their energy bills and provides students with interactive, hands-on experience that can be used in their future lives and careers. This program is supported by a Robert H. Spitz Environmental Grant from the Scranton Area Community Foundation, which is allowing SEEDS to expand the program into Lackawanna County in Summer 2022.

“We are so pleased to welcome Zoe to our staff. Her interests and studies seem a perfect match for our TEAAM program which has become an even more important resource as electricity rates have risen.” says Kathy Dodge, SEEDS Board Chair. For more information about the TEAAM Initiative or to sign up for an assessment, visit seedsgroup.net/assessments

“I am really looking forward to Zoe becoming a member of the SEEDS Team. She offers a fresh perspective, coordinating experience, love for NEPA, and lots of ideas on how to improve the TEAAM program and support executive tasks. This summer is going to be monumental with Zoe on our team,” says Olga Trushina, SEEDS Executive Director.

Zoe is a third year student at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies and a certificate in Sustainability. A native of Wayne County, Zoe has always had a love of nature and the environment. Zoe has specific interests in environmental education, sustainability, and environmental justice. Most recently, Zoe has provided her fellow students at the University of Pittsburgh with sustainability/environmental career resources through the organization of a networking event, distribution of a career resource book, and production of a podcast series. In her free time, Zoe enjoys reading, hiking, and kayaking.

SEEDS is a nonprofit environmental education organization based in Honesdale, promoting sustainable energy and sustainable living in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Upper Delaware region. Its goals include improving the health of our environment and local economy through energy efficiency and sustainability practices, such as conservation and recycling. For more information about SEEDS, visit www.seedsgroup.net.