Eco Policy Blog with Caitlin Kilpatrick: Introduction

October 26, 2011

I am excited to be assigned to the Committee on Sustainability for my graduate assistantship. There is a phenomenal body of student research ongoing for sustainability at William and Mary. Sometimes unfortunately, the practical side of promoting sustainability involves politics. For example, natural resources are commonly owned by the government, and we need laws to deal with them. Because of this necessity, I thought it would be interesting to add a thread focused on sustainability and environmental issues before Congress and the Virginia legislature to the Sustainability blog.

I know many of you are educated and/or involved in politics. Congressman Whittman held a forum with the campus community last Wednesday to address our questions and concerns. Kudos to those of you who participated! The policy posts seek to bring attention and background to some of the major issues our policy-makers are facing regarding sustainability.

Thanks for reading!
Caitlin Kilpatrick

Master of Public Policy Candidate, Class of 2013
Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy

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