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Calandra Waters Lake (’05) named William & Mary’s first sustainability director


   

Calandra Lake Calandra Waters Lake. Photo by Stephen Salpukas, The College of William & Mary.


Nov. 15, 2014 – Calandra Waters Lake (’05 B.S. forestry) was appointed as the first director of sustainability at the College of William & Mary. Lake’s appointment is a leap forward in the college’s continued efforts to prioritize its sustainability goals.

“Sustainability is a strategic priority at William & Mary, but until now it did not have an appropriate institutional home,” said Jim Golden, vice president for strategic initiatives. “Now, it will receive the support it deserves, and Calandra Lake is the perfect person to coordinate our efforts across the university.”

Lake will be responsible for promoting the college’s sustainability goals, exploring fundraising opportunities, and coordinating sustainability activities across campus between students, faculty, staff, and the local community.

Lake has been teaching environmental science and earth science at Grafton High School in York County for the last six years. She works closely with William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science in a program that brings current science into high school classrooms through graduate students who, in turn, learn valuable public translation skills. She has also volunteered extensively with the college’s Committee on Sustainability for several years.

“I could not have asked for a more perfect way to spend my workday than helping William & Mary further its sustainability program,” Lake said. “My goal is to create a more cohesive initiative across all areas of the college as well as reaching out to the local community and helping the college become a hub for sustainability.”

Read the complete article from the College of William & Mary.


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