Environmental Careers: a panel discussion
As part of SLU’s forum “Climate Change: We’re All in It Together” alumni Jeff Cook (eco.org), Hal Thomas and Jack Whittier will share information about their long careers working to protect the natural environment and give practical advice on how to find a job or internship.John R. (Jeff) Cook Jr. ’70 is the founder and president of the Environmental Careers Organization (ECO). A frequent speaker on the environmental workforce, the non-profit sector and social entrepreneurship, he is a founder of the Land Trust Alliance, the Environmental Diversity Forum, and Partners for Livable Communities. Hal Thomas ’74, a self-described “environmental enforcement specialist,” is a special deputy district attorney prosecuting criminal environmental cases in northern California. He has returned to St. Lawrence on several occasions and has hired St. Lawrence graduates. Jack Whittier ’75 has experience with business planning, project development, market assessment and renewable energy programs throughout the world. He spent several years working on Masdar City, the zero emissions city in Abu Dhabi. His background encompasses biomass, geothermal and solar projects throughout the West.