Graduation Friday, flying to DC Sunday, and speaking at a national event on Monday. Andrew Reckers, class of 2012, has had a whirlwind last few days. In recognition of his leadership in permaculture and environmental sustainability, the Green Ribbon Awards program has asked Andrew to participate in the National Green Ribbon Conference. Andrew will be introducing Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Andrew will be speaking TOMORROW at 8:30am EST. Watch live!
Andrew will be accompanied to DC by another leader in environmental sustainability on campus. Bob Oxenburgh, Director of Finances and Facilities, will be on a panel facilitated by Energy Star National Manager Katy Hatcher discussing the topic: “Reducing Environmental Impacts and Costs: Focusing on changes that all schools can implement, regardless of whether new or old facilities.” Bob has spearheaded the many campaigns that have reduced waste and spending on campus resources.
Learn more about Athenian’s environmental efforts and the Green Ribbon Award.
Read Secretary Arne Duncan’s White House Blog post about the Award ceremony.
Andrew and Bob had time to go the National Zoo before the conference. Can you spot Tian Tian behind Andrew?