Ben Stacey, MS/MURP 2019, Climate advisor, NRDC

Congratulations to Urban Energy Justice Lab Alum Ben Stacey who is one of Energy News Network’s 2020 40 Under 40 Honorees. Ben is the Orlando Climate Advisor for the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge, where he supports the city in achieving ambitious climate action goals through clean energy, green buildings and transportation. Ben earned a dual-master’s degree at the University of Michigan’s School for Environmental Science and College of Urban Planning. During that time, he was a graduate researcher at the Urban Energy Justice Lab, EDF Climate Corps Fellow, Dow Sustainability Fellow, Paul D. Coverdell Fellow, awardee of the UM Poverty Solutions research grant and Sussman Environmental Fund. Ben has published several papers and case studies focused on energy and equity. Ben began his career in sustainability serving as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines, from 2010-2013, where he led initiatives restoring coastal ecosystem productivity in partnership with local governments, academic institutions, NGOs and fisherfolk organizations. Ben is a father, and an avid runner and cyclist.