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Erik Foley
1/22/2010 —

Penn State Brandywine will host expert Erik Foley as he discusses "Catching the Green Wave: A Fresh Look at Sustainable Living," at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 in the Tomezsko Classroom Building, room 103. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, is the first of several as part of the campus' Spring Speaker Series, Footpaths and Footprints: Discussions on Environmental Resource Sustainability.

Foley, director of the University’s Campus Sustainability Office, will be joined by Lisa Yerges, director of business services at Penn State Brandywine, as she explores the campus' on-going "green" initiatives and helps set goals the campus community can strive to reach together.

Foley founded and directed the award-winning Renewable Energy Center at Saint Francis University, which continues to feature several statewide projects in community-based renewable energy development. His 14 years of experience in the environmental field has taken him from the Alaskan bush to Paraguay, to inner city Seattle and rural Pennsylvania.

A native of Montana, Foley has degrees in environmental studies and sociology as well as an M.B.A. He has served on several state and national boards and committees, such as the American Council on Renewable Energy's Communications Committee.

The Spring Speaker Series features business, policy and university leaders discussing the sustainable use of resources by consumers, commerce and government. From transportation, construction, shopping and recycling considerations, to business innovation and policy deliberations, the series seeks to educate students and the community about the importance and possibilities surrounding energy usage and resource sustainability. 

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