Zook Serves as University Representative for University’s Environmental Affiliation
Through the Provost’s Office, Boston University has decided to continue its membership in the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) and its subdivision, the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD). Professor Douglas Zook, science education, will remain as the official University representative.
NCSE/CEDD, a Washington, DC-based organization, brings together academic leaders in ecological sustainability and environmental studies from the top universities and colleges of the United States. Its main mission is to foster exchanges of ideas and program collaborations which will help academic institutions best educate students and the citizenry on critical environmental issues, particularly global climate change and resource depletion. NCSE/CEDD also serves as an advisor and collaborator with the White House and various government agencies involved in environmental stewardship, protection, research and education.
Among Dr. Zook’s responsibilities as the University Representative, he will share community results of discussions and bi-annual conference meetings with the greater Boston University. Dr. Zook will also help build institutional and professional partnerships related to ecology science, sustainability, and environmental issues.