Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How to Build Sustainable Campuses is Focus of Earth Day Talk


Contact: Ashwani Vasishth,

Earth Day Talk on Sustainable Campuses

Dr. Mitchell Thomashow will be giving a talk titled “Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus” at Ramapo College on Earth Day, April 22 from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in H-wing Auditorium. The presentation is part of RCNJ Campus Sustainability Convergence, hosted by The President’s Committee on Campus Sustainability.

Dr. Thomashow’s work focuses on promoting ecological awareness, sustainable living, creative learning and improvisational thinking. His current focus is writing and teaching, executive consulting, creating new dialogue and ways for people to engage with sustainability, ecological learning and the arts.

He is the author of three books, Ecological Identity, which outlines an approach to teaching environmental education, Bringing the Biosphere Home, a guide for learning and viewing global environmental change, and The Nine Elements of A Sustainable Campus, a book providing suggestions on how to incorporate sustainable living and teaching into campus environments and the focus of Dr. Thomashow’s talk.

In the past, Dr. Thomashow has served as the chair of the environmental studies department at Antioch University New England (1976-2006), and more recently as the president of Unity College in Maine (2006-2011).

-- Candace Mitchell

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