For Immediate Release
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The Energy Co-op’s Morgan Pitts Joins Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Board of Directors
December 5, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) has appointed energy futurist Morgan Pitts to its board of directors. Pitts currently serves as the marketing and communications director for the Energy Cooperative Association of Pennsylvania (d.b.a. The Energy Co-op). The Energy Co-op is a Philadelphia-based member-owned cooperative which provides renewable electricity, renewable natural gas and both bio-based and conventional heating oil to thousands of homes and businesses throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) is an association of cooperatives whose members are worker co-ops, food co-ops, housing co-ops, artist co-ops, credit unions, energy co-ops, and school co-ops in the Philadelphia region. PACA is dedicated to growing the cooperative economy and building a movement for economic and racial justice.
“I am thrilled to be part of PACA’s area-wide endeavor to build a local, cooperative economy,“ said Pitts. “The energy industry is among the most opaque, yet also most vital in the world. By applying cooperative principles to the purchase of clean energy, we give people greater control over the resources they use, their environmental impact, and their household finances.”
Pitts started his career working for a national climate change policy think tank in research and policy analysis and more recently, managed communications and community engagement for a major producer of bioenergy. He has developed and led innovative community partnerships that have delivered tangible economic and environmental benefits to communities throughout the eastern United States. Additionally, he brings significant experience in managing external affairs for companies and organizations in the energy and natural resources sector.
Pitts has a degree in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College, a master’s in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from the United Nations University for Peace and a master’s in International Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C.
Founded in 1979, The Energy Co-op, based in Philadelphia, PA, envisions a world in which empowered energy consumers create a sustainable future. Through member ownership, the company seeks to support local economies while providing quality services in the ever-growing cooperative movement. The company offers the following products: renewable electricity, renewable natural gas, and both bio-based and standard heating oil.
For more information or to join the Co-op go to www.theenergy.coop.
For more information about the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance, visit www.philadelphia.coop.