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LIVE Making the Connection: Environmental Education is Urgent + MRP Demo

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Among US states, Indiana is perpetually ranked near the bottom for environmental quality. Furthermore, Indiana has historically underprioritized and inadequately invested in environmental education, which has led to a lack of equitable access to resources and information. The result is consecutive generations of Hoosiers with low environmental awareness. This session examines the connection between investments in environmental education and the outcomes of sustainable behaviors, supportive policies, and environmental ethics that directly impact environmental quality. This session will also make the case for developing a strong culture of environmental education in Indiana.

IRC staff will present a live demo on the IRC's forthcoming Master Recycler Program (MRP), our new online education program which will address the critical need for environmental education in Indiana.

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Andrew Horwath

Andrew has more than 16 years of experience in the environmental industry in environmental engineering, consulting, environmental investigation, and risk assessment. He has provided expert witness services on environmental matters and aids clients through his strong working relations throughout the Midwest.

Kristin Kinder

Kristin Kinder joined Wastequip in 2018. Kristin manages Wastequip’s CSR program and serves as an expert on key industry topics, driving positive environmental change, developing partnerships, and speaking about sustainability. Her 2017 TEDx talk inspired thousands to rethink the materials they consume, and she was recently honored with Waste360’s 2019 40 Under 40.

Jack Shoaf

Jack has worked as an educator for over twenty years, primarily in the middle school grades, and in urban, rural, and suburban schools. Jack also worked as Resource Conservationist for the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District and on environmental projects with USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.

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