Kristen Locy

In 2018, Kristen graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in Environmental Studies and a passion to go back to the community where she grew up to make a positive impact. She joined the team in the summer of 2019 as an intern and was promoted to Outreach Coordinator in the summer of 2020. Kristen's family has lived in Washington and Greene Counties for generations. Her great-grandparents were coal miners and steel workers in Washington County. She has a passion for writing, storytelling, and helping to build community in the region she calls home. In her free time, you'll find Kristen canoeing local rivers, gardening, and spending time with her miniature schnauzer puppy named Karl.

Blog Posts by Kristen Locy

Appalachia Receives $44.4 Million Dollar Grant to Diversify from Coal

By Kristen Locy | October 10, 2019

On Tuesday, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced a $44.4 million investment package to “expand and diversify the economy in Appalachia’s coal-impacted communities.” The project consists of 54 awards given across Appalachia through the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. Nine of these projects are in Pennsylvania and will focus on […]

Greene County Celebrates Solar Energy Opportunities

By Kristen Locy | October 3, 2019

There were opportunities to connect and chat with solar installers and local non-profits. There were also various vendors selling local art, jewelry, eco-goods, and wine. According to Henry McKay from Solar United Neighbors, “We had a blast at the festival talking with Greene County residents about their vision for a solar-powered future and signing them […]

Why Solar Energy Has a Bright Future in Pennsylvania

By Kristen Locy | September 26, 2019

As mornings begin to get colder and the leaves are starting to change, we all know what is on its way, the infamous long and dreary southwestern Pennsylvania winter. I think that our tough winters make us appreciate the sunshine. There’s nothing like the feeling I get on a sunny day in March when I […]

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