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Ms. Adrienne Esposito

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder


  • BA , Geology and Environmental Science
    Long Island University
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Web References
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.
About Us / Contact - Citizens Campaign for the Environment, 8 Feb 2014 [cached]
Adrienne Esposito Executive Director
Brookhaven Community Coalition - Citizens Campaign for the Environment, 8 Feb 2014 [cached]
Adrienne Esposito
About CCFE - Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment, 8 Feb 2014 [cached]
Adrienne Esposito Executive Director
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