WE Lead Group at Unity College to Present Environmental Leader Award on Tuesday, April 22

By Unity College | Apr 18, 2014
Dr. Lara J. Hansen

Unity, Maine – April, 2014 –  The WE Lead group at Unity College will present the 2014 Women’s Environmental Award to Dr. Lara J. Hansen, Chief Scientist and Executive Director, at EcoAdapt, an organization that has one goal: creating a robust future in the face of climate change.  The presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street, Unity, Maine.

     Hansen will offer a presentation at the event.  She is co-author and editor of “Buying Time: A User’s Manual for Building Resistance and Resilience to Climate Change in Natural Systems.”  She serves on the Nobel-prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is a Switzer Environmental Fellow and a United States Environmental Protection Agency bronze medalist.

     In recent years Unity College has gained national attention for a variety of achievements including its focus on sustainability science, the vanguard in the fight for the mitigation of global climate change.  Other ground-breaking “green” innovations include the award-winning TerraHaus, the first student residence on a college or university campus built to the Passive House standard, the most energy efficient building standard in the world, and its first-in-the-nation decision to divest from investments in fossil fuels, igniting a growing national movement in higher education.

       Through the framework of sustainability science, Unity College provides a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources.  Through experiential and collaborative learning, our graduates emerge as responsible citizens, environmental stewards, and visionary leaders.

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