Higher education sustainability programs highlighted at next Green Mondays

From the press release:

Western North Carolina’s universities and colleges are at the forefront of education on sustainability. The Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute hosts Green Mondays, a community dialogue. The March 19 event “Sustainability Education at the University and College Level” will provide an opportunity to lean more about the scope of four programs in the Asheville area. You’ll hear from Dr. John Brock, Executive Director of Warren Wilson College’s Environmental Leadership Center, Dr. Grace Campbell, a Lecturer in Humanities at University of North Carolina – Asheville, Ashley Edwards, a Sustainability Technology student at A-B Tech, Dr. Paul Knott, Director of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville and Dr. Pamela McCown, Coordinator of A-B Tech’s Institute for Climate Education.

Lenoir-Rhyne University is making Asheville its home-away-from-Hickory when it debuts its new Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville this fall. Starting August 2012, the Center will offer nine new graduate programs including a Master of Science in Sustainability. A critical driving force behind the establishment of the Center in Asheville has been the University’s desire to establish partnerships between the University and the community. “We are thrilled to partner with Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute, a leader in the sustainability community,” says Paul Knott, the Center’s Director. “We look forward to collaborating on projects that provide real, sustainable solutions for Asheville and Western North Carolina.” You are invited to stop by to visit the Center after the Green Mondays event. The offices are located right next door to the Chamber of Commerce Board Room.

Green Mondays are held in the Board Room of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Building from 3:00-4:30 p.m. and are funded by a grant from Progress Energy, with support from the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Purplecat Networks. More information at: http://www.blueridgesustainability.org. Come join us for what promises to be a lively discussion! Green Mondays are free and open to the public.


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