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Green Energy: Spreading the Word
Caroline Fabacher, Emily Grace, Lucy King & Sean McKenna
National Coordinator of the first Earth Day, Hayes has been at the core of the modern environmental movement since its launch. As a foundation president, attorney, lobbyist, Stanford professor, grassroots organizer, and the youngest director of a national laboratory in the nation's history, he has spent much of his life fighting for a healthier world. Selected by Time magazine as one of its 100 "Heroes for the Planet," Denis Hayes has been awarded the highest awards offered by the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Council of America, American Solar Energy Society, and the Humane Society of the United States. He speaks about the major environmental challenges and opportunities confronting us and about the roles we can all play in ensuring that our kids will have a sustainable future.
Christine Ervin's career as an environmental leader spans executive positions in both national and state government as well as in the nonprofit sector. As the President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, she led its growth from 200 members and three staff in 1999 to become a highly influential coalition of nearly 5,000 companies and organizations, 50 staff, and 70 local chapters and affiliates. Over her five-year tenure, the Council launched the LEED™ green building rating system - the nation's de facto voluntary green building standard - and the Greenbuild international conference and expo.
The average college student produces 640 pounds of solid waste each year, including 500 disposable cups and 320 pounds of paper.
But hey, everyone knows Rhodes students are
WAY above average.
-The Commercial Appeal
*A blurb like this would appear once a month in a Sou’wester issue in order to help educate Rhodes students, along with student write-ups, fun facts and editorials.