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Training in Environmental Policy Advocacy During Challenging Times
April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
Many positive environmental policy gains are under threat across the country. Students who are motivated to take action are more important than ever. Over the last decade, DePauw University has offered students a co-curricular opportunity to participate in robust advocacy for positive state, national, and international environmental policy. Join us to learn best practices from their last decade’s venture and suggestions for replicating similar efforts at universities across the country.
Anthony Baratta, Sustainability Director, DePauw University
Anthony Baratta is the sustainability director at DePauw University and was instrumental in creating DePauw’s Office of Sustainability as an undergraduate in the mid-2000s. Anthony oversees DePauw’s 70+ student Sustainability Leadership Program and the forthcoming Ullem Campus Farm and Center for Sustainability. He is currently wrapping up a master’s degree in sustainability from Harvard Extension School.
Jeane Pope, Faculty Sustainability Coordinator, DePauw University
Dr. Jeanette Pope joined the Department of Geosciences at DePauw University in 2002 and is now an Associate Professor and the Faculty Sustainability Coordinator. She teaches several environmental geoscience courses, including hydrogeology, geochemistry, and environmental science seminar. She hopes that her classes are pathways to more sophisticated understandings of the powerful, interacting physical and chemical systems that govern our planet. She is also working with DePauw students and the Big Walnut Creek Watershed Alliance to determine the effects of agricultural runoff on water quality.
Marianne Holland, Wilderness Protection Campaign Coordinator, Hoosier Environmental Council
Marianne Holland is the Wilderness Protection Campaign Coordinator for the Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s largest statewide environmental organization. Marianne specializes in grassroots and grasstops federal policy advocacy, in particular the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Endangered Species Act. She’s worked on environmental policy and advocacy for the Hoosier Environmental Council for the past 6 years. Prior to that, she covered environmental policy as the Statehouse Bureau Chief for Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, during which time she was awarded Top Environmental Reporting by the Society for Professional Journalists. Marianne has worked with colleges and universities in many capacities over the span of her career, partnering with campus sustainability programs, managing multiple internship programs, and covering them as newsmakers. She believes we are at a unique time in history, one in which colleges and universities are poised to prepare a generation to be meaningful participants in American democracy.