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CNM Student to Attend National Climate Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

May 17, 2017 -- CNM student Adrian Toledo is one of 150 students in the U.S. who will be attending the National Climate Leadership Summit June 5-7, in Washington, D.C.
CNM Student to Attend National Climate Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

May 17, 2017

Summit attendees, who will include leaders from student governments, campus environmental organizations and young professional groups, will discuss and shape the future of environmental policy and programs around the country. 

At CNM, Toledo is majoring in Environmental Planning and Design and plans to transfer to the University of New Mexico to pursue a bachelor’s degree. He was nominated to participate in the summit by Molly Blumhoefer, CNM’s Campus as a Living Lab and Sustainability Project Manager, because of his involvement in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) CNM Chapter. Toledo also participates in CNM’s TRIO Student Support Services.

“I am really interested in learning how to build like our ancestors did with a limited impact on the environment and sharing that method with younger Native Americans and all Americans,” Toledo said.

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He’s hoping to learn from other conference attendees what they are doing to minimize the negative impact of construction on the environment.

The National Climate Leadership Summit is sponsored by Defend Our Future and the National Campus Leadership Council to elevate the innovative approaches student bodies are taking to make their campuses greener and more sustainable and inspire students across the country to get involved and take action.