Thursday, May 29, 2008

Spotlight: Leith Sharp

We'd like to note some of the key events, speakers and symposia for the conference, and today we'll note the appearance of Leith Sharp, an Education Track Master Speaker at GTH. Sharp, the Director of the Green Campus Initiative at Harvard, will speak from 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. on Monday, June 23.

We offer a link to Harvard's GCI here. It's an impressive effort.

From that link, a brief bio on Sharp:

Leith Sharp established the HGCI in March of 2000, becoming the Director of this emerging organization. Leith also co-instructs the Harvard Extension School course, Sustainability - The Challenge of Changing Our Institutions. Leith has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Engineering from UNSW and a Master of Education in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University. Leith has worked with universities for the last 10 years to achieve organizational change in the pursuit of environmental sustainability. In 1998 Leith was awarded Young Australian of the Year, NSW Environment Category, for her work in establishing the Environmental Management Program at the University of New South Wales, Australia. In 1999 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research best practice in university environmental management throughout Europe and the USA. In 2002, Leith was awarded most outstanding paper for her contribution to the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. Leith has presented at many conferences and events across the US and Australia.

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