Beth Mercer-Taylor

  • Portrait Image: 
    Photo of Coodinator Beth Mercer-Taylor
  • Job Title: 
  • Department: 
    Sustainability Studies Minor / IonE
  • College/Organization: 
    Institute on the Environment
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Areas of Expertise

Areas of Expertise: 
  • Sustainability Education
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to sustainability education
  • Engaging students in sustainability efforts
  • K-12 sustainability education (e.g. Green Ribbon Schools, environmental education)
  • Sustainability in cities in Minnesota (e.g. GreenStep Cities, best practices for small cities)
  • Campus-based sustainability (in energy, food systems, water, etc.)
  • Community-based sustainability projects on campus and in Minnesota
  • The energy transition in Minnesota (e.g. new projects, law and policies on energy)
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFFC) Conference of the Parties (e.g. "the climate talks")
  • Human rights and sustainability
  • Sustainability expressed through arts and humanities

Notable Achievements

Notable Achievements: 
  • Represented IonE and UMN at COP 21
  • Serves as council member for Falcon Heights since 2008