Greetings CERTs friends, colleagues, and partners,
We have never experienced a situation like this. Since CERTs began in 2003 we have always been about forging relationships as an essential pathway to advancing community-based clean energy. It would be naive of us not to recognize that in many ways, this forging relationships part is looking a little more complicated this week. I am at my kitchen counter writing this, and I imagine many of you will be reading this from home.
I say all of this because we recognize that perhaps working on a clean energy project is simply not at the top of your to-do list right now, and we get it. The most important thing right now is to take care of yourself, your families, loved ones, friends, and neighbors following guidance from the CDC.
And, with this awareness front and center, we want you to know we're still here to help you when the time is right. As with many workplaces, all CERTs staff are now working remotely. For some of our Regional Coordinators, this is standard business practice, and they already really have a knack for this. For many of the rest of us, we're adapting quickly!