We are pleased to announce that The Nature Generation Board of Directors elected Ian Kline, President and CEO of The Cadmus Group, Inc., as Chairman. Mr. Kline succeeds Peter Trick, who will continue to serve on the Executive Board.
“The Nature Generation is privileged to have Ian lead the organization and build upon our successes,” said President and Founder Amy Marasco Newton. “He has been an active member of our executive board for 10 years, and understands the challenges we face in teaching our next generation to be responsible environmental stewards.”
In his capacity at Cadmus, Kline champions “social good” missions, including the protection of the natural environment for government and commercial clients on a variety of complex sustainability, environmental, and public health issues.
Mr. Kline holds an M.P.P. in environmental policy and management from the University of Southern California and an A.B. from Cornell University, where he now serves on the advisory board of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at the University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s comprehensive executive leadership program.
The celebration of our 10th annual Read Green Festival kicks off today with the official announcement of the 2014 winners for the Green Earth Book Award, which is a national recognition of authors and illustrators whose books best inspire young readers to appreciate and care for the environment. Click here to see the winners.
Thanks you to the following sponsors for supporting our event, and helping us get even more books into the hands of children.
We are pleased to announce Luck Stone as our new Sustainable Partner. Luck Stone generously supports our environmental education programs and was a key participant in the creation of the nonprofit’s Education on Energy and the Environment (E3) classroom games, which are available for free to teachers throughout Virginia and across the nation. Luck Stone is also the primary supporter in building the next generation of E3 games, due to be released beginning this fall. Thanks to a $40,000 grant from Luck Stone, we will be able to improve the technology of the games to make them accessible on-line to teachers and students and enhance the content to address current environmental topics, encourage critical thinking and inspire responsible environmental action. Read more…
You can help us meet our goal to bring 10,000 environmental education books to youth in public and inner-city schools and military bases in your community. For many of these children, this could be their first book – what better way to nurture the love of reading than to present them with a beautifully illustrated and written book about the wonders of our natural environment. Click here to donate.
On April 27, local residents and students joined The Nature Generation at the Chapman DeMary Trail in Purcellville to test the quality of water in the South Fork Catoctin Creek. The water testing is an annual event on the trail that began under an EPA grant called Trail to Water Quality, designed to give students and the community hands on experiences in testing water quality. Stream monitoring results showed improved ecologic conditions. Click here to read more.