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Nick Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost of The Pennsylvania State University

Leading the Way Q & A:
What is one action you take daily that contributes to a sustainable lifestyle?

Professionally, we are always looking for ways to make our office a sustainable beacon for the University. Just recently we eliminated personal laser printers, and will be looking to move away from plastic water bottles in the near future. We continue to drive towards paperless processes and more frequent use of videoconferencing to minimize travel for meetings. Personally, we have a small vegetable garden at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is one surprising fact/idea/concept you learned about sustainability in the last year?

The degree to which so many young people take sustainability, and the principles of sustainability, as captured overall by the UN SDGs as seriously as they do. We need to be listening, we need to do more, and we need to help them do more.

What is one sustainable practice you hope to adopt in the near future?

I need to get a hybrid or electric vehicle. Never had one and I think it’s time!

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