Coalition Communications and Policy Associate
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Eric Fowler joined Fresh Energy in the Spring of 2021 to help grow the Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition (Midwest BDC) and support Fresh Energy’s Public Affairs team. Eric manages the growing communications work of the Midwest BDC, supports Coalition meetings and operations, and helps make the case for an equitable transition to carbon-free buildings that include communities most impacted by pollution and climate change. As part of the Public Affairs team, Eric also supports Fresh Energy’s initiatives with state, local, and federal government to advance progress towards an equitable, carbon-neutral economy in Minnesota.
Before Fresh Energy, Eric worked at the Chicago Jobs Council for 6 years managing external communications, and leading advocacy to reduce transportation barriers to employment. Founding and convening the Transit Table coalition, Eric advocated for public transit on behalf of community-based organizations and helped pass legislation ending driver’s license suspension as a collection tool for ticket debts in Illinois. Eric has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Gustavus Adolphus College. Outside of Fresh Energy, Eric enjoys baking, voiceover work, audio editing, and downhill skiing. He and his spouse have one dog, three cats, and way too many pictures of all of them.