Neil Leary, director of Dickinson College's Center for Sustainability Education (CSE), has landed three tips in People magazine's upcoming list of "50 things you should know and do to help the planet." The list, which will be featured in the magazine's Earth Day issue, Friday, April 17, also includes former Rose-Walters Prize recipients Bill McKibben (2012), Lisa Jackson (2013) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) (2019); former Vice President Al Gore; Jane Goodall; Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario; Greenpeace’s Janet Redman; World Wildlife Fund’s Nikhil Advani; the Cousteau family, and many others.
Leary's tips ranged from from easy ways to help the planet to reminding readers to push for change at work. “Many organizations are reducing their greenhouse-gas emissions and increasing energy efficiency,” Leary shared. “We’ve cut gross emissions by 40 percent since 2008 and this year reached zero net emissions, saving money in the process. Those who fail to act will fall behind the competition.”
People's Earth Day issue also highlights Dickinson's recent carbon neutrality achievement and is just the latest in a long list of accolades for the college's sustainability efforts, expertise and leadership. It's also well timed, with Dickinson's Earth Day virtual teach-in scheduled for April 21 and 22. The event, which includes eight sessions available via Zoom conference, will explore the challenges and opportunities for progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as well as tangible sustainability actions everyone can take.
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Published April 15, 2020