A Day in the Life of a Calvert Street Intern

– Christie Rentschler, Campaign Intern

Hi, my name is Christie, and I’m a junior at Vanderbilt University double majoring in Human & Organizational Development (HOD) and American Studies. I’m originally from New Jersey but have made Nashville my home during my three years at Vandy. This semester, I am interning at the Calvert Street […]

By |2019-03-07T20:39:41+00:00March 7th, 2019|

Canvassing Tips for the Campaign Field Beginner

-Christie Rentschler, Campaign Intern

Why Canvass?

            Although canvassing may feel outdated with the rise of social media, it is still one of the most valuable campaign tools. Canvassing gives your campaign a human face and allows people to personally interact with your message, increasing your campaign’s presence and prominence.


  • Map your walk. Whether you are using […]
By |2019-02-28T23:20:44+00:00February 25th, 2019|

A bumpy ride: How autonomous transportation could change land use policy.

-Matt Segal, Vice President

Autonomous vehicles (AV) are already remaking the transportation landscape in America. At this point, few would be surprised to hear it. Deployment of AV technology has rapidly moved from theoretical to reality.

We’re already seeing self-driving Volvos and freight trucks in Arizona, test AVs from GM’s Cruise Automation roaming the […]

By |2018-04-04T18:34:46+00:00April 4th, 2018|

Despite Everything, Author Tom Friedman Says He’s an Optimist

-Mark Drury, Senior Director

Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman made his way to Nashville to promote his new book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to the Future in An Age of Acceleration, and in a one-hour lecture jam-packed […]

By |2018-02-15T18:16:30+00:00February 15th, 2018|

Clean Line Partners with Calvert Street, Sees Wind Energy Potential

-Mark Drury, Senior Director

It would appear the development of new renewable energy technology and Wall Street’s embrace of low-carbon energy markets is outstripping the ability of policymakers in the U.S. to see fundamental change coming.

This week, two significant stories rolled out which give an indication of […]

By |2017-09-14T17:05:43+00:00September 14th, 2017|

Organization is Key for Pipeline Battles

Ask someone their opinion on natural gas, and you’ll receive a range of answers. To some, natural gas is the fuel of the future. To others, since it flows from a pipeline, natural gas might as well be oil’s little brother. And to some folks, including in the energy industry, natural gas is often referred […]

By |2017-08-30T18:45:41+00:00August 30th, 2017|

Diop Harris joins growing DC office

Diop Harris, who comes to Calvert Street Group from the Maine Democratic Party as a field organizer for the “Hillary for President-Maine” campaign is the newest campaign field director for our Washington, DC office.

Before his graduation from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Public Policy,  Harris served as an intern for the Environmental Protection […]

By |2017-08-18T20:17:10+00:00August 18th, 2017|

Calvert Street carries the message of renewable energy

A cover article in New York magazine posted July 10 is causing significant buzz in the the energy industry. In the magazine, writer David Wallace-Well argues the ship has sailed when it comes to mitigating the human-generated influences of climate change. Wallace-Well contends many climate change scientists are focused on rising sea levels and shifts in […]

By |2017-07-27T06:38:53+00:00July 14th, 2017|