By DR. MIRIAM ACZEL In recent years, California has suffered from water shortages. This year’s severe drought—and previous ones—have led to the loss of...
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By Kyle Saukas While some advocates are calling for the removal of fossil fuel powered generation, the global energy system is stubbornly rigid. With the...
Leaders in Energy has grown into a global network of over 3,000 members, and each one of them has their own story to tell. At the 4th annual Clean Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza on February 23, 2018, I had the pleasure of spending some time catching up with a few attendees, including a few new Leaders in Energy members.
The University of Maryland showcased its clean energy initiatives at the 4th Annual Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza on February 23, 2018. The panel consisted of distinguished faculty members who are either leading critical research in the university or managing sustainability initiatives on campus.
The panel was moderated by Lisa Lincoln, Executive Director, Prince George’s Green. Panelists were Dr. Yunho Hwang, Research Professor and Associate Director, Center for Environmental Energy Engineering; Dr. Peter Sandborn, Professor and Director, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute; Alla McCoy, Innovation and Economic Development, Division of Research, President’s Office; Dr. Nathan Hultman, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Global Sustainability, School of Public Policy; and Mark Stewart Senior Sustainability Officer, University of Maryland.
In 2017 Leaders in Energy continued to mature in its mission to build a community of leaders and a global action network to advance clean energy and sustainable solutions for a more sustainable energy system, economy, and world.
Our membership continued to grow in the Washington DC area, with 1,500 members on our mailing list, in addition to our LinkedIn group with over 2,900 members. We have a presence in most major U.S. metropolitan areas and over 100 countries.
Under the leadership of Executive Director Janine Finnell and our Board, Team Members and Advisors, the organization has provided important forums for clean energy and sustainability in the DC area, as well as nationally and globally. Our events last year came at a time of immense change and new threats, but also new opportunities to cement the transition to a green economy.
Do you feel that you matter and that you can make a difference to make this world a better place through positive action? Increasingly, people are feeling bombarded by so much bad news that they can start totally tuning out or becoming paralyzed by inaction because they are totally overloaded or disillusioned. It’s like what can one person do?
Showcasing four professional women in sustainability careers for the Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) luncheon panel, participants in the 3rd Annual Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza at The George Washington University (GW) on February 24, 2017 got their burning questions on career perspectives answered.
At the Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza at The George Washington University (GW) on February 24, 2017, attendees learned about what universities in the DC area are doing to reach their sustainability goals and commitments. But, as some of the panelists acknowledged, no one person, office, or even university can bring the high-level change and results alone. At some point in almost any project, whether in higher education or elsewhere, partners are needed.