Thursday, July 27, 2017

EPA, Edward Waters College partner to develop environmental policy work

EPA, Edward Waters College partner to develop environmental policy work
In an effort to better environmental policy work and produce internship possibilities for students interested in ecological careers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed a partnership with Edward Waters College.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was hosted on the campus of Edward Waters College. EPA Regional Administrator Heather Toney and Edward Waters College President Nathaniel Glover signed the document, sealing the collaboration.

“Partnering with institutions like Edward Waters provides a link to education, outreach and hands-on work experience,” Toney said. “The signing of this MOU further strengthens educational and environmental ties and provides a forum for discussing emerging environmental issues and interest in environmental careers with future leaders.”

The partnership aims to develop and strengthen the relationship between the EPA and Edward Waters, as well as increase the options for those interested in research, knowledge of eco-friendly job opportunities, stakeholder interaction and management in environmental sciences.

The agreement will specifically help the community of Heath Zone 1 in Duval County, Florida, as the college pursues research and solutions for the environmental degradation and wellness inequalities of the region.

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Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 61 Forsyth Street, SW Atlanta, GA 30303

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