Meet “Friend of ReThink” Susie Garcia
Friends of ReThink Energy Florida is a program to provide both financial and volunteer support to sustain our efforts. This program is a unique way to give back to REF because you are able to join our community with incentives and benefits. These kind members are the engine keeps our work going and we are so grateful for their support. Today’s spotlight is on Susie Garcia.
As a former Communications Coordinator volunteer at ReThink, Susie understands and has seen first-hand the impact that this organization has on our communities. Her passion for the environment began at a young age growing up next to the beach and experiencing the wonderful benefits that our beautiful oceans and environment provide. This passion further evolved while working for the Dept. of Environmental Protection and Florida A&M University’s School of the Environment.
She later moved back home and began a new career within the A/E/C industry while also starting ReThink’s first Miami Chapter. “Life then got busy, as it does at times. Even though I was no longer able to donate my time, I knew I still wanted to help ReThink continue in their mission to help engage, educate and empower our communities, which is why I became a Friend of ReThink,” said Susie. She believes no donation amount is too small because every little bit helps, whether it’s to sponsor a child’s camp scholarship or providing travel so that citizens across Florida can learn and advocate on various environmental issues directly with their elected officials.
Currently, Susie is a Regional Proposal Manager for Colliers Engineering & Design, a national engineering firm where she participates in the company’s Green Team and helps promote environmental stewardship and sustainability within the company. She also continues to volunteer with ReThink when available; and most recently, she helped host a Recycle Relay Race at a local elementary school on Earth Day.
ReThink Energy Friends’ ongoing support make our work possible. They receive perks like a Rethink Energy Florida Bamboo Utensil Set, discounts for fee-based workshops, and discounted tickets to the Energy ball. To become a Friend, pledge annually to volunteer 12 hours, give $120, or a mix of both. You can sign up at our website.
Thank you, Susie!