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Kriebel receives sixth annual Earth Caretaker Award

caretaker-top-storyThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) and the Alumni Association jointly awarded the 2015 Earth Caretaker Award to 1977 UW-Green Bay graduate David Kriebel on Monday, March 23. He was the sixth recipient of the award for his work on sustainability.

Professor Kriebel has been on the faculty of the Department of Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell since 1988, where he teaches introductory and advanced courses in epidemiology, risk assessment, and research synthesis.

As a researcher, Kriebel focuses on the epidemiology of occupational injuries, cancer, and non-malignant respiratory disease. He has served on several National Academy of Sciences committees on environmental health, along with writing and lecturing on the role of epidemiologic evidence in science policy decision making.

He also serves as the Director of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, which collaborates with industries, government agencies, unions, and community organizations on the redesign of systems of production to make them healthier and more environmentally sound.

Kriebel graduated summa cum laude from UW-Green Bay in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. He completed a master’s degree in physiology and occupational health in 1983 and a doctorate in epidemiology in 1986 at the Harvard School of Public Health. Kriebel worked for famous environmentalist and author, Barry Commoner, for several years at Washington University in St. Louis.

Kriebel said he left his hometown of Philadelphia to study at UW-Green Bay because he was a “high school eco-freak, and determined to devote his life to improving the planet and reducing human suffering.” As a student, Kriebel was highly involved in the environmental movement helping to organize the Union of Young Environmentalists, a national student organization, as well as lobbying the state legislature for a special designation for UW-Green Bay as having an environmental mission.

Kriebel returned to UWGB to deliver the 2008 commencement address, in which he told graduates that “No matter what your career path, act as if you live on a small and very finite planet — think of her as you walk through life, choosing in 10,000 small ways the mark you will make and the legacy you will leave your children and their children.”

In the photo above, he is congratulated by, from left to right, City of Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, UWGB Prof. John Katers, and Chancellor Gary Miller. The Earth Caretaker Award honors UW-Green Bay graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional field and are widely recognized for their career accomplishments in the areas of sustainability, environmental management, environmental policy, or other closely related areas.

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– Story by Katelyn Staaben, editorial intern, Marketing and University Communications

Photos by Mike Arendt

Kriebel to receive sixth annual Earth Caretaker Award

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) and the Alumni Association will jointly award the 2015 Earth Caretaker Award to 1977 UW-Green Bay graduate David Kriebel.

The award ceremony and reception will be held Monday, March 23, 2015 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of UWGB’s University Union.

Kriebel has been on the faculty of the Department of Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell since 1988, where he teaches introductory and advanced courses in epidemiology, risk assessment, and research synthesis.

As a researcher, Kriebel focuses on the epidemiology of occupational injuries, cancer, and non-malignant respiratory disease. He has served on several National Academy of Sciences committees on environmental health, along with writing and lecturing on the role of epidemiologic evidence in science policy decision making.

He also serves as the Director of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, which collaborates with industries, government agencies, unions, and community organizations on the redesign of systems of production to make them healthier and more environmentally sound.

Kriebel graduated summa cum laude from UW-Green Bay in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. He completed a master’s degree in physiology and occupational health in 1983 and a doctorate in epidemiology in 1986 at the Harvard School of Public Health. Kriebel worked for famous environmentalist and author, Barry Commoner, for several years at Washington University in St. Louis.

Kriebel said he left his hometown of Philadelphia to study at UW-Green Bay because he was a “high school eco-freak, and determined to devote his life to improving the planet and reducing human suffering.” As a student, Kriebel was highly involved in the environmental movement helping to organize the Union of Young Environmentalists, a national student organization, as well as lobbying the state legislature for a special designation for UW-Green Bay as having an environmental mission.

Kriebel returned to UWGB to deliver the 2008 commencement address, in which he told graduates that “No matter what your career path, act as if you live on a small and very finite planet — think of her as you walk through life, choosing in 10,000 small ways the mark you will make and the legacy you will leave your children and their children.”

The Earth Caretaker Award honors UW-Green Bay graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional field and are widely recognized for their career accomplishments in the areas of sustainability, environmental management, environmental policy, or other closely related areas.

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Slideshow: Linzmeyer award

UW-Green Bay alumnus Paul Linzmeyer ’78, the fifth recipient of the University’s annual Earth Caretaker Award for his work on regional and international sustainability, accepted the award Monday, April 21, during a joint Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) and Alumni Association reception at the University Union. See the photo gallery.

UW-Green Bay names alumnus Linzmeyer as Earth Caretaker Award winner

Paul Linzmeyer

Paul Linzmeyer

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay alumnus Paul Linzmeyer ‘78 recently was named the fifth recipient of the University’s Earth Caretaker Award for his work on regional and international sustainability. He accepted the award Monday, April 21 during a joint Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) and Alumni Association reception held in UW-Green Bay University Union.

Linzmeyer is the Sustainability Leader at ThedaCare, which has five hospitals and 25 clinics, making it the largest employer in Northeastern Wisconsin. He is well known as an international strategist and speaker on business innovation and sustainability principles, and has more than three decades of experience as a business activist and proponent of “triple bottom line” thinking — an approach that incorporates the importance of sustainability into business practices.

Linzmeyer has served as a U.S. delegate to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED)’s Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-Innovation Committee. He is past chair of the Wisconsin Workforce Investment Council, the Bay Area Workforce Development Board and the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

Since its inception in 2010, the Alumni Earth Caretaker Award has recognized a UW-Green Bay graduate who has gone on to make contributions to the environment and in his or her field of study. Award-winners are alumni who are highly regarded for their accomplishments in sustainability, environmental management, environmental policy or other closely related areas. Award recipients must hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from UW-Green Bay and have at least 10 years of experience beyond the University.

Past recipients of the Alumni Earth Caretaker Award are Ryan Stockwell (2013), Agriculture Program Manager for the National Wildlife Federation, Madison; Victoria Harris (2012), Water Quality and Habitat Specialist, UW Sea Grant (retired), Green Bay; Paul Wozniak (2011), environmental historian and educator, Chicago; and Paul Tower (2010), President and CEO of Applied Filter Technology, Snohomish, Wash. More information about the award and about EMBI are available online.

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Go Green: Linzmeyer receives UW-Green Bay’s Earth Caretaker Award

Earth Caretaker AwardUW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management Business Institute (EMBI) recognized UW-Green Bay alumnus Paul Linzmeyer ’78 April 21 as the fifth recipient of the University’s Earth Caretaker Award for his work on regional and international sustainability. (See full press release online.)

Linzmeyer is the Sustainability Leader at ThedaCare, which has five hospitals and 25 clinics, making it the largest employer in Northeastern Wisconsin. He is an international strategist and speaker on business innovation and sustainability principles. Linzmeyer has served as a U.S. delegate to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED)’s Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-Innovation Committee. He is past chair of the Wisconsin Workforce Investment Council, the Bay Area Workforce Development Board and the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

Linzmeyer accepted the award Monday (April 21) during a joint EMBI and Alumni Association reception held in the University Union.

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Reminder: Linzmeyer ’78 to earn alumni environmental award

UW-Green Bay alumnus Paul Linzmeyer ’78 will receive the University’s Earth Caretaker Award today (Monday, April 21) at a presentation ceremony at 6 p.m. in Phoenix A/B of the University Union. Linzmeyer is the Sustainability Leader at ThedaCare and a longtime corporate and private advocate for environmentally friendly solutions. EMBI and the Alumni Association are co-sponsoring the event. Details in our previous post.

Alumnus Linzmeyer is recipient of fifth Earth Caretaker Award

UW-Green Bay alumnus Paul Linzmeyer ’78 recently was named the fifth recipient of the University’s Earth Caretaker Award for his work on regional and international sustainability. Linzmeyer is the Sustainability Leader at ThedaCare, which has five hospitals and 25 clinics, making it the largest employer in Northeastern Wisconsin. He is an international strategist and speaker on business innovation and sustainability principles. Linzmeyer has served as a U.S. delegate to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED)’s Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-Innovation Committee. He is past chair of the Wisconsin Workforce Investment Council, the Bay Area Workforce Development Board and the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Linzmeyer will accept his award Monday (April 21) during a joint Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) and Alumni Association reception held in the University Union.
 

Wildlife Federation’s Stockwell selected for Earth Caretaker Award

Ryan Stockwell, Class of 2001, recently was named the recipient of the University’s Earth Caretaker Award for his work on renewable energy opportunities and his promotion of using no-till farming techniques. He will accept the award Wednesday, April 24 during the Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI)’s Green Innovations Symposium at UW-Green Bay. A Social Change and Development and History grad, Stockwell earned a master’s degree in history at Miami University and a Ph.D. in history at the University of Missouri. In his current position as agriculture program manager for the National Wildlife Federation, Stockwell conducts outreach on agriculture policy and performs policy analysis on agricultural legislation impacting wildlife and natural resources. Learn more.