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Media Advisory: EPA Promotes Development of Environmental Learning through a Partnership with Alabama State University

Release Date: 05/16/2012
Contact Information: James Pinkney, 404-562-9183, pinkney.james@epa.gov

Media Advisory: EPA Promotes Development of Environmental Learning through a Partnership with Alabama State University

Contact Information: James Pinkney, 404-562-9183, pinkney.james@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – May 16, 2012) On Monday, May 21, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will enter into an agreement with Alabama State University to support campus greening and sustainability. As part of the agreement, EPA will commit to enhance the university’s environmental policy and science curricula and offer opportunities for students interested in environmental careers.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed during a ceremony at Alabama State University.


WHO: Gwen Keyes Fleming, EPA Regional Administrator, and Dr. William Harris, President, Alabama State University

WHAT: EPA and Alabama State University to sign MOU on Campus Greening and Environmental Curriculum Development

WHEN: Monday, May 21, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. CST

WHERE: Alabama State University

        Life Science Building Lecture Hall
1627 Hall Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Since 1970, the stated mission of the EPA has been to protect human health and the environment. EPA has a consistent demand for highly trained, diverse professionals with science, engineering, administrative, and other technological skills to fulfill its mission. Based on data from the United States Department of Education, the number of students pursuing science and other related technological careers is decreasing. This MOU is intended to help to address the dwindling participation of students in environmental fields of study, and to help EPA attract a workforce that is as diverse as the public we serve.

For more information contact Ms. Caroline Robinson at (404) 562-8976 or robinson.caroline@epa.gov.