Gordian Raacke - Executive Director


Since 1993, Gordian has been a prominent voice in regional energy issues, and is regarded as a clean energy expert by the regional media, elected officials, and the public. He serves on a number of advisory committees and is a Climate Reality Leadership Corps Mentor, trained by Al Gore. Mr. Raacke holds a degree in civil engineering from Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. He lives in an energy-efficient and solar-powered home in East Hampton, NY.


Barnaby Friedman - Program Manager


Barnaby has been in the environmental field since 1996 and has a wide range of expertise in environmental issues, including cataloging the damage to the Gulf of Mexico from the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill  He served as a Geographic Information System (GIS) specialist at the Nature Conservancy and the East Hampton Town Natural Resources Department.  He is a certified arborist and has worked with organic farmers. He, his wife and two children live in East Hampton, NY.

Dan Asselin - Program Coordinator


Dan is a climate crisis and renewable energy advocate who has been involved in anti-fracking, anti-Keystone XL pipeline and fossil fuel divestment activism in New York City and East Hampton, NY. He is a Climate Reality Leader, trained by Al Gore, and has given presentations to middle and high school aged youth. Before joining reLI, he worked with youth teaching food justice and community organizing in the Bronx. He lives in both Brooklyn and East Hampton, NY.

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