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March 21: Green Liaison series

Green Liaisons host Amy Roe, conservationist and advocate for sustainable energy


8:11 a.m., March 18, 2014--The first University of Delaware Green Liaison Sustainability Lecture Series session of the semester will feature Amy Roe, a long-time advocate for sustainable energy policy in Newark and leading conservationist in the state. The lecture will be held from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, March 21, in the Perkins Student Center Alumni Lounge. 

Roe is a leading figure in the dispute regarding a proposed data center in Newark. She is credited with publicizing concerns after first learning about the project during a meeting between the Sierra Club, for which she is conservation chair, and The Data Centers LLC in June 2013. 

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According to Roe, “[I have] been working to help Newark get out in front of this issue by uncovering the facts and researching policy options that can help to give the residents of Newark a voice in land use and utility decisions next to their neighborhoods.”

More about Amy Roe

Amy Roe graduated from Newark High School in 1991 and is also a Blue Hen. She holds four degrees from the University of Delaware — a doctorate in energy and environmental policy, master’s degrees in energy and environmental policy and history, and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and history education.

She has authored and co-authored articles, book chapters and technical reports and has presented papers at scientific conferences on the topics that include energy policy, environmental justice, brownfields, fisheries and urban rivers. 

Roe is currently at work revising her dissertation research into a book for a popular audience.

More about the Green Liaisons Sustainability Lecture Series

Once a month, Green Liaisons are invited to attend a lunchtime presentation on the small steps that can be implemented by every student, faculty and staff member in order to make UD a greener place to learn, work and live.

All lunches in the Green Liaison Sustainability Lecture Series are open to Green Liaisons and will be held from noon-1 p.m. Topics and locations change monthly. Drinks and dessert will be provided. 

Members of the campus community who are not currently Green Liaisons but want to represent their department can contact Francis Karani at or Amy Snelling at

More information regarding the lunch schedule, past events and general information on the Green Liaisons program can be found on the website.

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