Sustainability in Krakow
Douglas Zook, Associate Professor of Science Education and Global Ecology was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award.Zook is currently teaching Global Ecology and Symbiosis to graduate students at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and working with colleagues on restoration ecology research.
“Krakow is a United Nations World Heritage site and is simply a magnificent place,” says Professor Zook. While the citizens may lag yet in some green initiatives, they more than make up for it with the refreshing absence of SUVs and similar vehicles.”
Jagiellon University is one of the oldest universities of Europe, established in 1400. Graduates include Nicolaus Copernicus and Karol Josef Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II).
Professor Zook is also the co-chair of sedGreen and the Boston University Recycling and Waste Management Committee. He is on sabbatical through Spring semester 2010.
Stained glass nature scene by the late 19th century artist, Stanislaw Wyspianski. Photo: Douglas Zook