Friday, June 6, 2008

FAMU President Forms Council to Address Global Warming Solutions

In line with the commitment made during the spring’s Focus the Nation event, Florida A&M University President James H. Ammons has formed the FAMU Environmental and Sustainability Council to work on global warming solutions.

The council will work to develop and implement an environmental literacy and awareness program for the campus and work with the campus and community to integrate green campus initiatives. It will also serve as a source of support for Governor Charlie Crist as he executes his energy policy and establishes the Florida Action Team on Energy and Climate Change.

“As a result of Governor Crist’s initiatives, FAMU has determined the development of environmental literacy is necessary to the attainment of knowledge, attitudes and behaviors that support sustainability,” said Ammons. “By working together, we can positively influence energy and policy programs throughout our state and nation.”

Richard Gragg, associate director of the FAMU Environmental Sciences Institute, was appointed as chair of the council. Other members include: Felicia Barnes; Johnnie Niles; Nancy Santiago; Aaron White; Ariana Marshall; Viniece Jennings; Michelle Williams; Jacqueline Hightower; Kendall Jones; Joseph Bakker; Calvin Haynes; Alex DeJarnett; Donald Palm; Alton Royal; Audrey Simmons; Joseph Richie, II; Robert Seniors; Pamela Tolson; Clinton Smith; Errick Farmer; Ray Mobley; Elizabeth Lewis; Marcia Owens; Jennifer Cherrier; Lambert Kanga; Anjaneyulu Krothapalli; and Ryan Mitchell.

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