State University of New York at Fredonia receives Environmental Excellence Award

The Earth Month Net-work, in honor of the 46th Anniversary of Earth Month has bestowed upon The State University of New York at Fredonia the prestigious Environmental Excel-lence Award; accepted by Dr. Kevin Kearns, Vice President Engagement and Economic Development for the University.

The Award states in part: “By taking a positive role concerning Earth Month in applying the five core elements towards our complete environment as pertaining to the natural, physical, cultural, social and economic environs. These enduring activities continue to be accomplished at the University and in the community she serves through the sustainable process of communication, cooperation and collaboration for future generations”.

The University through Dr. Kearns office has adopted the month of April 2016 as a full month of environmental activities on campus and in the community it serves. Each year the Universities’ website posts a growing calendar of environmental events that the community can become engaged in. The University and its organizations are banding together for 2016 to promote the ongoing theme “Together We Can make A Difference.”

Fredonia is the home of Earth Month and was founded on April 4, 1970 and is operated through the Earth Month Network, Inc. in Phoenix, Ariz. EMN is a nonprofit changing the face of environmental activism by removing the veil of environmental apathy through awareness, knowledge, education, stewardship and activism; and working on human rights issues globally.

“Many things have changed in Fredonia and the State over the past 46 years, and we are proud that the University has taken on the role and responsibility to make positive environmental change not only on the university level, but in the community, State and beyond. As a Teachers University there is a colossal amount of needed research being performed in environmental sciences, biology and chemistry which transcend into teaching.” said Brad Follett, founder and president of Earth Month and Earth Month Network. “The University understands the five core environmental elements and through Communication, Cooperation and Collaboration are able to engage in community outreach along with the theme ‘Together We Can Make A Difference.’ Having a firm balance towards the sustainability process for not only our prosperity but our grandchildren’s,” said Follett.

For more information about Earth Month and how to help, go to www.Earth-Month.org


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