A Ulysses native and former Miss Kansas contestant is using her interest in energy and water conservation as a new program director for the Climate and Energy Project based in Hutchinson.
Cassi Reimer comes to CEP from a recent position in North Carolina as an outdoor educator with Mountain Trail Outdoor School. She also worked at Penn State University’s Environmental Center.
Reimer graduated from Southwestern College. While there, she competed in the Miss Kansas pageant where her platform focused on energy efficiency initiatives.
Reimer will lead the Heartland Alliance for Regional Transmission and coordinate an expanded version of the Take Charge Challenge. Her interest in energy and water use was fostered as a young person growing up on a farm in the southwest part of Kansas – where saving water and soil health was a way of life for her family.
The Climate and Energy Project seeks to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in America’s Heartland through the ambitious deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy, in policy and practice.