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Posted by Shannon Mazourek at 1:57PM

Marian Brown, special assistant to the provost and vice president for academic affairs
The National Wildlife Federation recently spotlighted the partnerships between universities and colleges and their surrounding communities in protecting native ecosystems that sustain them both. Marian Brown describe the new Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative, a consortium of local organizations looking at a range of climate change concerns in the area. “Natural gas drilling is a big issue here,” says Brown. “The Finger Lakes are an important watershed. There's great concern about competing demands to protect the environment for tourism, recreation, and agricultural interests against the economic benefits of tapping into locally abundant natural gas resources to meet our increasing energy needs with the latter's potential to damage the watersheds-so there's a significant move to rebuff drilling. Ithaca is very urban, but if you drive ten minutes in any direction you'll find yourself in farmland.”

Publication: National Wildlife Federation
Publication Date: May 18, 2010
Article: “Beyond Towns and Gowns: Making Regional Commitments”

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