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Ms. Adrienne Esposito

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Executive Director

Phone: (516) ***-****  HQ Phone
Citizens Campaign
225 Main St. Suite 2
Farmingdale, New York 11735
United States

Company Description: Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) was formed in 1985 by a small group of concerned citizens who recognized the need to provide public involvement in the...   more

Employment History

  • Executive Director

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder


  • BA , Geology and Environmental Science
    Long Island University
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Adrienne Esposito may take ..., 9 Feb 2014 [cached]
Adrienne Esposito may take green crusade to campaign trail
Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for
Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment, speaks during a press conference at Farmingdale State College on Sept. 04, 2012. (Credit: Newsday / Amanda Voisard)
For a decade, Adrienne Esposito has been a top Long Island environmentalist, known to the powerful locally and in Albany as she fought for everything from installing sewers and protecting groundwater to halting a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Sound.
But Esposito, executive director of the nonprofit Citizens Campaign for the Environment, says she is now mulling a run for State Senate on the Democratic line, even though she is a nonaligned voter.
"I've had discussions," she said. Esposito said that while she has been approached about running in the past, she is taking a serious look because "an open Senate seat has tremendous power over the issues I care about."
Esposito, 53, of Patchogue, has met twice with Suffolk Democratic chairman Richard Schaffer and also with state Sen.
Esposito has never run for public office, and would have to amass a multimillion-dollar campaign war chest and branch out into issues including education, taxes and social services.
Also unclear is what would happen to the Farmingdale-based Citizen's Campaign, which Esposito has built over 29 years into a group with five offices around the state and one in Connecticut.
Esposito emphasized she has made no decision.
"There a lot to think about," she said.
About Us / Contact - Citizens Campaign for the Environment, 8 Feb 2014 [cached]
Adrienne Esposito Executive Director
About CCFE - Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment, 8 Feb 2014 [cached]
Adrienne Esposito Executive Director
Water Resources - Citizens Campaign for the Environment, 8 Feb 2014 [cached]
CCFE's Executive Director, Adrienne Esposito, oversees the seventeen diverse members that make up the working group.
Canvassing Works:, 1 Jan 2009 [cached]
Adrienne Esposito, the Executive Director of the Citizen's Campaign for the Environment, says of the life of an activist, "It's a choice. It may not always be glamorous, but your role is to ultimately protect the public and hold the government accountable for its actions.
Esposito co-founded the CCE in 1985, and since, it has grown to six offices located throughout New York and Connecticut. Its focus is on the environment and public health as it relates to environmental issues. According to Esposito, the CCE has tackled issues such as energy planning, water protection, recycling and air quality, among others.
After graduating college, Esposito joined the world of non-profit work via canvassing. As a canvasser, she traveled door-to-door to try to educate the public about environmental issues. Canvassing and interning are the two most common ways through which most people begin their careers in activism.
According to Esposito, the role of a canvasser is to distribute information, petition, fund-raise, and get the public involved in an issue. Working in full-time, paid positions, canvassers are able to work on campaigns directly with the people. They can also create a network of contacts with professionals in the fields with which they are interested. This can lead to other job opportunities.
Students who wish to pursue activism as a career need to be focused, determined and willing to learn. "The amount I learned working here in my first year [with the CCE] was twice as much as I learned in my four years of college," said Esposito. At the same time, it is important to note that financially, activism is not a well-endowed field. "If you want to make a lot of money and live a cushy lifestyle, this is not for you," said Esposito.
Ultimately, activism is a rewarding field, as it gives people the opportunity to fight for what they believe in. Just remember: "This is not a cakewalk," says Esposito.
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