Hello everyone, my name is Chad Carwein. As the new Education and Outreach Specialist for the UNCG Office of Sustainability, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I was raised in Greenfield, which is a small suburb east of Indianapolis, IN. Growing up, I spent most of my summers working on my grandparents’ farm located in Frankfort, KY.
After finishing high school, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Spanish Minor from the University of Kentucky in May 2009. Just this past December, I completed a unique dual masters degree program at the nationally ranked Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). As a SPEON, I earned my Master of Public Affairs (MPA) with a concentration in Sustainability and Sustainable Development as well as my Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management.
During graduate school, I became especially interested in working on campus sustainability programs in order to reduce the environmental impacts of university students, staff, faculty, and operations. Furthermore, I took great pride in leading by example and sharing my knowledge with others through education and outreach activities because I believe that is the best way to foster sustainable behavior as well as a long-range vision and culture for sustainability. To demonstrate my skills and expertise, here is My Vision for a Campaign to Promote Water Conservation on the UNCG Campus. For more information on my academic background or to see some examples of my professional work experiences, I invite you to click on any of the following links: Linkedin, Prezume, VisualCV.
Now that I am here, I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to live and work in Greensboro, NC. I am also looking forward to meeting many readers of this blog in the coming months, maybe even a few at tonight’s Green Drinks event. There is one last thing I should mention before wrapping up my personal introduction and that is… Go Wildcats!!! That’s right, you heard it here first. Despite growing up in the land of Hoosiers and now relocating to the state with my team’s other two biggest rivals, I am still a blue-blodded CATS fan. Always have been. Always will be. So let the spirited rivalries continue on into the upcoming basketball season.