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May 19, 2022

MSU's Sarah Evans named to prestigious Earth Leadership Program cohort

Michigan State University microbial ecologist Sarah Evans is one of 22 leading sustainability scientists named to the 2022 North American cohort of the Earth Leadership Program.

The ELP provides outstanding academic researchers with the skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for catalyzing change to address the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges, emphasizing new forms of individual and collective leadership. The program enables scientists to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and become agents of change within and beyond their universities.

Sharon Collinge, a 2004 Leopold Leadership Fellow and full professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, leads the ELP.

“I’m really excited to meet and learn from such a diverse group of people with amazing expertise in so many critical aspects of environmental change research,” Collinge said. “These fellows are leaders at the forefront of research and innovation to create a more positive trajectory for our planet’s future. One of their biggest challenges is to find a balance between that imperative to act quickly, and the need for creating deep and authentic partnerships in society to truly accelerate systemic and durable change.”

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