Archive for September, 2009

Laura Henry-Stone & Sustainability Education

 

 HENRY-STONE

Dr. Laura Henry-Stone will be joining the campus community as a post doctorate fellow in the Environmental Studies program.  She will be teaching Introduction to Environmental Studies this fall and continuing her research into using place based education in the pursuit of sustainable ecological systems.  She will also be working to further integrate the environmental studies program with our other interdisciplinary programs, our campus sustainability efforts, and our community collaborations.  Laura received her BA in biology from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland, her MA in Earth Literacy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and her PhD in Sustainability Education from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.  The two year position was funded by a grant to the Associated Colleges of the South from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Cultivating Sustainability Conference

Washington and Lee Dining Service will host the Cultivating Sustainability Conference on Wednesday, September 30th. School nutrition and food service personnel, school and university officials, local legislators, administrators, farmers and producers, and those involved in food system development are invited to attend. The conference will offer strategic directions for scaling up a regional food system, discuss the critical role institutions can play in the development of a regional food system, and practical tracks for food service personnel to learn to source locally for their institutions.