|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
IN-49: Innovation C
|0.50 / 0.50||
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
Northwestern and World Wildlife Fund have been partnered for years to train the next generation of environmental leaders to deliver innovative solutions to local and global environmental challenges. Past projects include work to protect Arctic marine species from underwater noise pollution, to develop an environmental guide for building materials selection for reconstruction following disasters, and to quantify ecosystem impacts and sustainable design interventions for proposed transportation infrastructure projects in Myanmar. The two organizations have also developed student internship opportunities, including the placement of journalism students at WWF’s Environment and Disaster Management program headquarters in Washington, DC.
In 2018, the organizations formalized their partnership and a new scope of collaboration by signing an MOU, targeting joint objectives and research areas in: sustainable materials, green infrastructure planning, water science and flood management, plastic waste solutions, climate change impact and adaptation analysis, environmental communications, and training for policymakers, advocates, and students.
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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