Released - April 7, 2010
What’s so great about a green campus is topic of Eureka College presentation
april 19 - cerf center - 6:00 pm
Why colleges and universities should work towards environmental sustainability and how they can do that through academic programs will be the topic of a free presentation at Eureka College April 19. Nan Jenks-Jay, the dean of environmental affairs at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., will present “What’s So Great About a Green Campus” at
6 p.m. in the Cerf Center.
The presentation will be preceded by a dinner at 5 p.m. in the Cerf Center. Cost is $6.62. Reservations are required by April 14. For more information or to make reservations, call 467-6407 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Jenks-Jay has been involved in the advancement of environmental studies programs and their transformation of higher education and impact on regional sustainability for more than 20 years. She has been associated with the two oldest undergraduate environmental studies programs in the United States: Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., for 15 years and Middlebury College for the past 11 years. At Middlebury, she created an integrated, institutional vision through strategic planning and implementation that advanced the college's environmental academic program and award-winning sustainable campus programs.
Jenks-Jay has been immersed in a full spectrum of environmentally related work as an educator, field scientist, land trust founder, consultant, board member and administrator. She has been a member of external review committees for environmental programs at 11 colleges and universities. She has been an advisor to Orion Magazine, the New England Board of Higher Education, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the national Project Kaleidoscope to build and sustain strong undergraduate programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
For more information, contact Eureka College biology instructor Renee Mullen.
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