Christine Cooley, LEED AP and MBA
Cooley has been active in the field of university sustainability for over 10 years. She led the Sustainability Office of an ACUPCC charter signatory, which employed 2 staff members nearly 30 students in university changing projects. Christine's past work has focused on energy reduction through both facility upgrades and behavior change campaigns. She used the campus as a living laboratory where students engaged through their curriculum and every-day life activities.
Cooley earned her Bachelors in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University, where she also served as the first Sustainability Manager in Business Operations. Cooley is a founding member of the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition (WAHESC) and organizes the Tacoma chapter for Green Drinks, a program designed to engage the community in conversations about sustainability. She can often be found hiking the Pacific Northwest Mountains or biking the back roads of Oregon and Washington.
Currently the Director of Sustainability at The Evergreen State College, Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a Masters of Public Administration from The Evergreen State College.
Scott's background includes a wide spectrum of experiences in agriculture, private industry, and Higher Education. He even founded and managed a small non-profit. Scott is an experienced instructor in both GED and college-level courses, and has spent the past 6 years immersed in the public sector. This diverse set of perspectives informs his conviction that long-term sustainability will require a dynamic harmony between environmental, social, and economic health.
Scott has been actively engaged with institutional assessments, planning, and projects, as well as community-based planning and projects, and is dedicated to active engagement with an extended network of sustainability practitioners and projects. He currently co-chairs the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition (WAHESC), sits on the Board of the Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT), and is a founding member of the Sustainability Professionals of Thurston County.