• Chandler Kowaliczko

Green Speaker Dr. Debra Rowe Coming to USF

The University of St. Francis will be welcoming Dr. Debra Rowe to campus for a special Green Month presentation on sustainability. “Create Your Life: Actions for a Sustainable Future” will take place on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7 p.m. This is a free event that is open to all members of the USF community as well as the general public. RSVP’s to the event are required.

One of the main topics of discussion at this presentation will be about learning how to create more physical and economic health for your family and community. Dr. Rowe will share stories from her network of over 60 national associations regarding sustainability and will also be discussing local resources and contacts to enhance USF’s own opportunities to make a positive impact on the environment.

Dr. Debra Rowe is a well-known international leader in education and action for sustainability. She is the current president of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development. She collaborates with leaders in many different fields including business, education, government, faith and youth sectors.

Rowe has been teaching about campus and corporate sustainability at the University of Vermont for many years. She has also been a professor of psychology, energy management, renewable energies and sustainable communities for over 35 years at Oakland Community College. As a professor, she has won multiple awards including an international education award at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Rowe is also the co-founder of the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium, founder and facilitator of the Disciplinary Associations’ Network for Sustainability and senior advisor to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. She was a staff consultant for a U.S. Department of Education funded project titled “Sustainability Improves Student Learning,” working with thirteen STEM academic societies. She was also in charge of running the Technical Advisory Group for the Sustainability Education and Economic Development Resource Center.

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