Green Festival Speakers

Abby Ruskey



Ruskey guided EEAW's leading initiative E3 Washington, a living plan, action tools and growing network to create a system of education for sustainable communities. Ruskey cofounded and served as the CoDirector of the National EE Advancement Project (NEEAP)from 19912004. NEEAP mission was to focus research and customdesigned programs for the development of environmentally literacy. Ruskeyserved as the K12 Coordinator for Earth Day 1990 where she coordinated K12 events across the U.S.and a set of curricula that were distributed to every school and district in the U.S. and 120 countries worldwide. Ruskey's research in the early 1990's resulted in the book Promoting EE: A Guide to Strengthening EE in Your State and Community (1994). This publication launched NEEAP and its capacity building programs, models and publications serving state and local EE leaders including the award winning Leadership Clinic Manual. Ruskey served on the board and as president of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and currently sits on the National Steering Committee of the Society for Organizational Learning's Schools and Communities that Learn for a Sustainable Future initiative.