Living Global Environmental Policy

Climate Change and Methane Markets:  Living Global Environmental Policy

Annenberg Speaker Ashley King comes to Middlebury College for three public events to talk about her experience as an environmental scientist working to promote climate protection policy, alternative markets and energy efficiency through the EPA and abroad.

Who is Ashley King and why should you come to these events?

Ms. King is Co-Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Methane to Markets program, and coordinator of the impact evaluation of the ENERGY STAR program and other climate protection partnership programs.  King has also worked in foreign markets researching climate policy and global environmental science and as an environmental education Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine and an AmeriCorps volunteer through the Student Conservation Association.

Wednesday, April 21

The Government Goes Green:  Career Conversations about Environmental Science Opportunities

12:30 pm Mitchell Green Lounge

Bring your own lunch

Ashley King will answer your questions and talk about working in the environmental science field, working for the EPA and the federal government, contributing to climate policy, and alternative fuel markets and initiatives.

Climate Change & Methane Markets: Living Global Environmental Policy

Presentation by Annenberg Speaker Ashley King

4:30 pm McCardell Bicentennial Hall 219

Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day!)

Professional in Residence:  Ashley King

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Career Services Office, Adirondack House

Drop by for conversation, advice or questions.

Why is this Annenberg speaker such a big deal?

These three events are organized by Elise Hanks ’11.5, Ambassador for the Partnership for Public Service, with support from CSO.  Middlebury is honored to have Elise on campus, one of only 30 schools in the country to have such a position.  For more information, visit www.makingthedifference.org and www.methanetomarkets.org

The Partnership for Public Service’s Annenberg Speakers Bureau connects young Americans to the organization that connects all Americans—our federal government.  By facilitating opportunities for dynamic federal employees to speak to key audiences and creating a virtual mentors network, the Speakers Bureau educates students about the many opportunities available to them in federal government and inspires a new generation to serve.

Knowledge Gap about Government

Only three percent of our federal workforce is under the age of 25. The shortage of talented young workers is costing our government new ideas and new energy that are critical to its effectiveness.  To close this knowledge gap, young people need a better understanding of how government affects our lives every day and how they can contribute to some of the most pressing challenges the nation faces—making a difference on a national and global level.

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