Ira Feldman to Speak at Oct. 4 Environmental Studies Colloquium

Sustainability leader Ira Feldman will be the speaker for an Environmental Studies colloquium at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 4, in the Community Room at Antioch University New England (AUNE).

The talk is free and open to the public.

Feldman, president and senior counsel for Greentrack Strategies,  has twenty-five years of experience as an attorney and management consultant focusing on environmental regulatory innovation, strategic environmental management, sustainable business practices, and corporate social responsibility.

He is a leader in developing corporate voluntary excellence programs, environmental performance tools and strategies, and international standards such as the ISO 14000 series, ISO 26000, and GRI.

Feldman is a member of Climate Adaptation Scholars, founder and director of the Sustainability Lexicon Project, special counsel to Going Green Today LLC, and a member of the Climate Adaptation Committee for the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment . He participates in the UNFCCC’s Nairobi Work Programme on adaptation and collaborates with the World Resources Institute on ecosystem services.

Feldman served as special counsel to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,  and has helped define domestic policy directions by participating in environmental management and sustainability initiatives such as the President’s Council on Sustainable Development and the Multi-state Working Group on Environmental Performance (MSWG). Internationally, Feldman has worked with governmental entities, multilateral organizations, NGOs, and industry organizations on implementation, policy development, and training activities.

AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies (ES), the oldest graduate program in environmental studies in the country, is celebrating its fortieth year. Whole Terrain, AUNE’s journal of reflective practice, which is housed in the ES Department, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year.