Phil Cameron serves as the Executive Director of Energy Conservation Works. Based in Jackson, WY, ECW is a unique initiative of the Town of Jackson, Teton County and Lower Valley Energy designed to position Jackson Hole as an innovator of energy conservation and sustainability. ECW’s mission is provide leadership, implementation, and education specific to energy conservation, energy sustainability, and energy efficiency.
He previously served as the Executive Director of the Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition from late 2009 until early 2014. With the Coalition he worked to advance alternative fuels and vehicles across the Greater Yellowstone Area as a regional designee of the US Dept. of Energy’s Clean Cities program. In the fall of 2011 he was recognized by the Department of Energy as a ‘Rising Star’ in the National Clean Cities program.
Hailing from Aurora, OH, Phil received his B.A. in Geology from Amherst College and completed the Teton Science Schools’ year-long Professional Residency in Environmental Education shortly after moving to the area ‘for a summer.’ His past work experience includes guiding, environmental education, environmental monitoring, and resource management. He serves as a volunteer board member for Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling, the Murie Center and sits on the steering committee for the Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Management Program.
Phil and his wife Robin, a high school biology & photography teacher, have lived in Jackson Hole for more than twelve years. In January they welcomed Dylan, their first child, to join them in their adventures.
About Energy Conservation Works (Jackson, WY): The mission of Energy Conservation Works (ECW) is to provide leadership, implementation, and education specific to energy conservation, energy sustainability, and energy efficiency. ECW started as the Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project. It was former World Bank President James Wolfensohn who inspired community leaders to transform Jackson Hole into an innovator of energy conservation and sustainability, utilizing our special landscape to share the message and encourage people towards action. ECW is based on a Memorandum of Understanding between the Town of Jackson, Teton County, and Lower Valley Energy (LVE) with the goal of achieving significant reductions in energy use over the next 20 years in order to keep our utility rates low, and also reduce our carbon footprint.