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Melissa McCullough

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Melissa McCullough is the Senior Sustainability Advisor for the EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program. She has been examining the issues of sustainability and going “green” for many years, and sees Sustainability as the best route for the US to meet long term economic and environmental needs. Melissa is also a LEED AP -- an Accredited Professional under the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, demonstrating an advanced knowledge of the integrated principles of green building. Also, her newly renovated "green" house is certified LEED Silver.

"In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught." - Baba Dioum, Senegalese conservationist

Topic(s)PresentationAudienceDurationAvailability
- SustainabilityDollars and Sense of Green BuildingGrades K-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College, Community30-60 minutesWeekdays Some nights or weekends
- Sustainability21st century and the three legs of sustainabilityGrades K-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College, Community30-60 minutesWeekdays Some nights or weekends
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