Story posted March 16, 2010
The recent Sustainability Training Institute, brainchild of environmental studies and Spanish major Brooks Winner '10 and Colby student Steve Erario '10, is singled out as an exemplar of inter-campus collaboration in the magazine Fast Company.
An excerpt from the article, "Leadership for a Thriving, Sustainable World":
Students and youth leaders are also collaborating between campuses and across the country to create a compelling vision and a clear plan for the future they are inheriting.
Earlier this month, students from twelve Maine colleges and universities including Bowdoin College, Colby College, and College of the Atlantic met at Unity College for a Sustainability Training Institute, where they shared their experience with greenhouse gas inventories, renewable energy, and community projects.
The Fast Company article is written by Anthony Cortese, founder and president of Second Nature, a national non-profit organization working to promote sustainability by supporting the efforts of senior college and university leaders.
Cortese is the organizer of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, of which Bowdoin is a signatory.
A new blog, Global Change: Intersection of Nature and Culture, by Philip Camill, Rusack Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology and Director of the Environmental Studies Program, explores big questions about society and environmental change.