Providing some of her remarkable story, Ms. Icy Williams related coming from rural Texas to the Executive Suite of her own company ATMOS360. She, along with 12 brothers and sisters, looked for opportunity and new possibilities. Along that journey she managed a P&G production plant and mentored other Black women in the company. Ms. Williams is the co-author of The Sustainable Advantage: Doing Business in the Green Economy.
Many thanks to Icy, Board Chair Valda Freeman Karmo, and all the Board and supporters of Environmental ALI!
Over 250 seventh and eighth grade students made music, generated electricity, powered solar cars, planned sustainable neighborhoods and learned about Green STEM Careers at two Environmental ALI Green STEM Fairs this past week. Their introduction to green technologies will prepare many of them to create larger environmental projects this Spring.
Featured learning station leaders included Brent Boyd of Solar Power and Light, Monica Paguia and Megan Gavin from Region 5 of the EPA
Working with Community Matters in Lower Price Hill, Environmental ALI surveyed residents about environmental health issues in their neighborhood. We invited several of our partners to attend Community Matters’ Bend in the River Festival, to interact with residents about their concerns. Those in attendance included staff from the Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Environmental Health Division, and Design Impact; and Environmental Health Communication Students from the University of Cincinnati. Survey responses will be compiled and shared with stakeholders in the project for follow up action. A shout out to all of the people involved with helping with this important effort, especially, Alicia Hildebrand! This project was made possible through support from the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.
Youth groups from summer programs across the area took part in the Kids Expo along with staff from Environmental ALI. The Energy efficiency crank was getting heavy use as it illustrated the 5 times more work needed to light an old incandescent vs an LED bulb.
Faces lit up with surprise each time a young person switched over to the easy generating LED. Families also took part in the Green Umbrella sponsored outdoor fair. Environmental ALI Director Ginny Frazier gathered contact information for follow up energy efficiency projects.