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Webinar: Community Engagement through Earth Day Celebrations
February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ESTFree
How can we better engage with our communities around sustainability? How can we create connections with and between the various municipal, business, and non-profit entities in our communities? How can we promote student, staff and faculty involvement in the life of the communities in which we are located?
The proposed program will explore the questions above by reflecting on the experiences of UMass Lowell in promoting and coordinating a celebration of Earth Day and sustainability in the City of Lowell, Massachusetts. The program will review: (1) the origin of the engagement; (2) what has worked; (3) what could have worked better; and (4) what the engagement has made possible for the university and for our partners.
Madeline Snow, Project Manager (recently retired), Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Madeline Snow is a retired Project Manager with the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at UMass Lowell. She is an experienced trainer and facilitator who has worked with a wide variety of organizations to improve compliance, pollution prevention, and energy performance. She has worked with a large public school system, transit authority, colleges and universities, large office buildings, drinking water and wastewater utilities, visual artists, and food/beverage processors to change practices to become more environmentally, fiscally and socially sustainable. Her experience includes working on Lowell’s Earth Day celebrations and Lowell’s efforts to become the first UNESCO-designated “Learning City” in North America. She holds a B.A. in Biology/Environmental studies from New College of Florida and an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School.