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By Lisa Cascio | Wed, February 13, 2019
Every year in the fall, I head to Cape Cod for a last-ditch vacation before the year-end work crunch hits and the New England winter begins to take hold. 2018 was no different. At least as I headed to Provincetown. Three days before I was supposed to return home, vacation was cut short. While I was at the beach without cell service, my family frantically called and texted. “Turn on the news,”…
By Lisa Cascio | Wed, October 25, 2017
The content of this blog first appeared as an article co-authored by NEEP's Lisa Cascio (PR Manager) and Dave Lis (Director of Technology and Market Solutions) in the fall 2017 issue of BuildingEnergy Magazine, a publication of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. The original article can be found starting on page 10. Let’s go on a journey. For a moment, let’s jump into our Back to…
By Lisa Cascio | Wed, October 4, 2017
Tomorrow is Energy Efficiency Day. For the second year in a row, a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities, and others from across the country will join to showcase the benefits of energy efficiency. The message of Energy Efficiency Day is simple: Save energy. Save money. Last year, over 175 organizations participated, including NEEP and over 50 of our partners.…
By Lisa Cascio | Fri, April 7, 2017
I come from a long familial line of school teachers – my mom, one aunt, both sisters, and my brother (for a short time) all taught children of varying ages. Even though I chose not to pursue a teaching career (public relations is honorable too, right?), I value education and all of the components that come with it. One component – often overlooked, yet very important – is a healthy learning…
By Lisa Cascio | Wed, October 12, 2016
Disclaimer: If you’re here to read about the latest cool and sexy innovation in the energy industry, you’re going to be disappointed. I’m not going to talk about Elon Musk’s newest adventures in electric vehicles (or trips to Mars) or the latest groundbreaking efforts of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding. Instead, I’m going to spend the next…
By Lisa Cascio | Wed, September 23, 2015
Back in the fall of 2014, I attended Hubspot’s Inbound Marketing Conference. There were dozens of expert speakers and motivators, all offering their insight into the business world. One speakers' insights have been resonating with me ever since. World-renowned author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell gave a keynote address about transformation in the business world. He said that skills,…
By Lisa Cascio | Fri, July 31, 2015
If I asked you what a small private high school in New Hampshire had in common with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, you’d probably rack your brain for some complicated relationship between the two disparate establishments. Well, I’m here to tell you that the relationship isn’t as uncanny as you may think. In fact, don’t think all that hard; the light above…
By Lisa Cascio | Fri, June 20, 2014
At the tail end of October 2013, I hit the ground running  as NEEP’s new Public Relations Manager. I quickly learned about NEEP staffers, their roles, and how they all connected together to make our projects move forward. I studied NEEP whitepapers, workshops, and business plans. I looked up acronym after acronym. I met (via email, phone, and in person) scores of NEEP partners and…

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