Trevecca Nazarene University

Nationally known environmentalist to speak at Treveccaís Stewardship of the Earth Day

Susan Drake Emmerich, nationally known speaker on environmental stewardship and a faculty member at Trinity Christian College (IL), will the guest speaker for Stewardship of the Day on the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University on April 18, 2006. As a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, she became involved with the people of Tangiers Island in the Chesapeake Bay and was instrumental in the creation of the Tangier’s Watermen’s Initiative, an agreement that helped the Tangiers fishermen realize and accept their responsibility to the environment and work to clean up Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Emmerich based her work with these fishermen on the belief that one must work within the value system of a community in order to enable members of that community to see their responsibility to the creation. A film documentary about Dr. Emmerich and the Tangier Waterman’s Initiative was produced for PBS and won both Telly and Aurora Awards.

Dr. Emmerich is the CEO of Emmerich Environmental Consulting, a 1997 Harvey Fellow, former U.S. representative to the U.N. for Environmental Affairs, and a member of the Academy of Evangelical Scientists and Ethicists. At Trinity Christian College Dr. Emmerich is an assistant professor and teaches environmental science and directs an environmental research partnership between Trinity and the Lake Katherine Nature Preserve.

Dr. Emmerich will speak in Trevecca’s chapel service on Tuesday, April 18, at 10:30 A.M. Chapel is held in the sanctuary of Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene adjacent to the campus at 333 Murfreesboro Road. The chapel service is free and open to the public.