Valerie Moye will give a talk titled "Sustainability Initiatives in Chattanooga" at 4:30pm on Monday March 7th in Blackman Auditorium, Woods Lab.
Ms. Moye graduated from Sewanee in 2007 with a degree in Ecology and Biodiversity (Environmental Studies). From 2007 to 2009 she lived in Peru as a Peace Corps volunteer working as a community-based environmental manager, with a focus on solid waste management and environmental education. Upon her return to the States, she was a fellow at the Sewanee Environmental Institute initiating the work of the South Cumberland Conservation Action Plan. She is currently the Green Infrastructure Coordinator for the City of Chattanooga. Her talk will address the many sustainability initiates that are underway in and around Chattanooga, including energy management, natural areas, regional planning, climate action, and how to introduce "whole systems thinking" into City government.
When she was a student here, Ms. Moye was active in both student environmental activism and scholarly research. It is a pleasure to welcome her back to the mountain to share her insights with the community.