About Us

Sustainable Shenandoah Valley is a regional consortium facilitated by representatives from the following institutions:

Blue Ridge Community College

Bridgewater College

Eastern Mennonite University

International Beliefs and Values Institute

James Madison University

Mary Baldwin University

Sustainable Shenandoah Valley is a Regional Centre of Expertise. There are similar organizations throughout the globe that serve as locally organized, coordinated, and self-directed networks of teachers, higher education representatives, members of the local business community, local and regional governmental officials, researchers, and other community members that facilitate learning, create platforms for local dialogue, and partnerships for sustainable development.

 

What We Do

A sustainable Shenandoah Valley preserves and enhances our unique educational, social, environmental, and economic resources to ensure the future well-being of Valley residents and our children.

Dialogue

This consortium brings together teachers, higher education representatives, members of the local business community, local and regional governmental officials, researchers, and other community members to promote Dialogue and educate the community on pressing local sustainability issues.

Activities

This consortium brings together teachers, higher education representatives, members of the local business community, local and regional governmental officials, researchers, and other community members to promote activities, events, and resources that increase understanding and awareness of how current actions can have implications for the Valley in the future

Opportunities

This consortium brings together teachers, higher education representatives, members of the local business community, local and regional governmental officials, researchers, and other community members to promote opportunities that develop our knowledge, skills, and behaviors to ensure the vitality of the Central Shenandoah Valley

 

Meet Our Team

The Steering Committee

Steve Grande

SSV Chair
JMU

Carol Lena Miller

SSV Secretary
JMU

Jenni Holsinger

Steering Committee Representative
EMU

Jennifer Coffman

Steering Committee
IBAVI Representative

Jim Yoder

Steering Committee EMU Representative

Jinyoung Kang

Steering Committee Mary Baldwin Representative

Joe Sprangel

Steering Committee Mary Baldwin Representative

Katy Smith

Steering Committee
Blue Ridge Community College Representative

Mike Cast

Steering Committee
Blue Ridge Community College Representative

Rob Alexander

Steering Committee James Madison University Representative

Tim Kreps

Steering Committee Bridgewater College Representative

Katie Stankard

Student Intern

 

Our Community Board

Our community board is made up of community members from across the Central Shenandoah Valley.  Members provide input on and generate ideas for SSV activities, review and amend SSV annual plans, Increase awareness of SSV in the larger community by engaging with partners in sector networks (e.g. education, environmental non-profit, local businesses and municipal agency, etc.) and update SSV on current Central Shenandoah Valley sustainability issues.

Steve Cooke

Friendly City Food Co-op

Jeremy Daubert

Virginia Cooperative Extension

John Eckman

Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River

Joni Grady

Climate Action Alliance of the Valley

Philip Holbrook

Renewing Homes of Greater Augusta

Kyle Lawrence

Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition Executive Director

Jo-el Nelson

Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School

Josie Showalter

Harrisonburg Farmers Market Manager

Tammy Stone

Rockingham County Public Schools Science Supervisor

Sam Stoner

Secure Futures Solar

 

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