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Cecil Scheib
Cecil Scheib

Cecil Scheib


New York, NY USA

"It's always easier to take risks once you can picture what will happen if you fail."

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Cecil's work combines: Engineering, Environment & Nature, and Upholding a Cause and Belief

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Day In The Life

Director of Sustainability & Energy

I lead the research and public programs departments to help combat climate change by making buildings more sustainable.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Civil Engineering, General

    Stanford University

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Environmental/Environmental Engineering Technology/Technician

    Stanford University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Had a full scholarship to the University of Maryland to study music.

  • 2.

    Felt like the school was too big for him, did a transfer program at the University of Montana.

  • 3.

    Got "bit by the bug" while flying over the Midwest, realized that humans rule the planet, have a duty to protect it.

  • 4.

    Knew he couldn't just take an environmental science class and move on, he had to dedicate his life to this.

  • 5.

    Found a group of people who felt the same, they decided they wanted to found an "eco-village."

  • 6.

    Started Dancing Rabbit-all homes built with alternative materials, powered by renewable energy, grow and consume organic produce.

  • 7.

    Wishes he could've cloned himself: part of him could've stayed at Dancing Rabbit forever, part of him had always wanted to live in New York.

  • 8.

    Moved to New York, got to enjoy city life, simultaneously help the environment on a large scale by making NYU more sustainable.