Revolutionary Coworking founder and member-business Sustainable Sandhills' Executive Director Hanah Ehrenreich has received the Fayetteville Observer’s Fayetteville’s 40 Under 40 award for outstanding dedication to the community at a young age. Hanah Ehrenreich is passionate about building partnerships that create a stronger sustainable environment and economic empowerment. Hanah is a dedicated volunteer in the community and her efforts span far and wide as she invests her time to build a more beautiful and equitable Fayetteville.
Hanah and a team of active duty, veterans, and military spouses, including husband Adam Van Treuren, founded nonprofit Revolutionary Coworking in Downtown Fayetteville. This collaborative workspace exists to assist vetrepreneurs, military spouses entrepreneurs, and independent workers to overcome employment hurdles in Fayetteville by offering an affordable work environment for academic studies or to run their businesses.
In her role as Executive Director, Hanah works to build awareness and partnership through a vision of a sustainable region and priorities for clean energy, better air quality, the Cape Fear River, and Green Business. Bring the annual Sandhills Clean Energy Summit to the community, Hanah raises awareness energy-efficiency and STEM education program at Cumberland County Schools to national prominence. Hanah is passionate about about sustainable energy planning, green workforce, the Army’s net-zero policy, and global reduction in CO2 emissions.
She crossed one item off her bucket list as a speaker at the 2017 Green Schools National Conference in Atlanta in March. Hanah and the Cumberland County Schools Facilities Department presented on “how to partner, fund, and repower schools” with solar energy. January 2017 launched with the planting of Cumberland County’s first carbon tree bank, a brainchild of Sustainable Sandhills and FAMPO, an achievement for the community. This effort alone will help remove about 26K tons of CO2 from the atmosphere over the lifetime of the trees, which is roughly equivalent to taking 6,000 cars off the road for one year!
Hanah Ehrenreich holds an Master of Science in Violence, Conflict, and Development Studies from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London; and a BA in Government with Honors from Smith College. She supports the the arts, progress, culture, and the environment through membership in the Fayetteville Young Professionals (FYP), the Arts Council, the NAACP, Sustainable Neighbors, the Milspo Project-Fayetteville Chapter, Sandhills Area Land Trust (SALT), and serves on the Boards of both the Cape Fear River Assembly and Beth Israel Congregation.