|DRI’s GreenPower Administrator Recognized by Vegas Inc. as a 2013 Woman to Watch|
Amelia Gulling, DRI’s GreenPower Administrator was recognized at the annual Women To Watch ceremony for the Las Vegas business magazine, Vegas Inc (view the online version of the print feature) at the Vdara in City Center on Tuesday Jan. 29th. She was acknowledged for her work in running the Desert Research Institute’s GreenPower program.
In 2012, Gulling helped create what’s called the Energy-Wise Educators, which is a collaboration of efforts that is housed under the Green Power program. Specifically she works with industry professionals such as NV Energy, HomeFree Nevada, and the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition to provide teachers with the necessary tools, resources, and education to teach about energy efficiency in Southern Nevada. She plans to continue this effort in 2013. She’s also coordinating a comprehensive “Green Boxes” program where educators across the state will have access to environmental and climate curriculum that highlights hands-on projects that are aligned to the standards.
In December, Gulling was recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council Nevada Chapter as the “2012 Amazing Person” for her dedication to promoting green efforts in schools. She organized the “Nevada’s USGBC Chapter’s First Green Apple Day of Service” in September 2012 where she helped Jerome Middle School students plant a native edible garden at the school. She also realized that the Nevada chapter of USGBC was one of only two state chapters in the nation without a green schools committee. Her dedication to environmental efforts prompted her to change this and she became the first “Green School Committee” chairperson under the USGBC Nevada Chapter.
Last summer, she also worked on a collaborative weeklong professional development seminar focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Energy Efficiency Education and plans to do so again this summer. Eighteen teachers in Clark County participated in this training, where they also obtained a USGBC professional green certificate. Gulling is passionate about the knowledge that GreenPower brings to others and hopes she can continue to collaborate and partner throughout the Southern Nevada community.
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