Andrew Robson, ECO Chair
Below are the primary committee members.
Director of Environmental Studies and Professor of English
David Barnhill became involved in the Earth Charter when he
arrived at UWO in 2004. He is particularly enthusiastic about the
integration of socal justice and environmental concerns, and finds
the basic principles of the Earth Charter to be a compelling guide
for individuals, governments and international relations. Those
principles, he notes with appreciation, also dovetail completely
with the Four Pillars of the Green Party.
||Steven C. Dunn, Ph.D. CPIM
Associate Professor of Operations Management and Environmental Studies
Steve Dunn is currently Associate Professor of Operations Management and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in 1992. Dr. Dunn teaches supply chain and environmental management courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is also a partner in The Sage Group, a strategic management consulting firm, whose clients have included Con Agra, Nabisco, Bechtel, Compaq, Farm Bureau Insurance, Lever, Boldt, and the National Hockey League Alumni Association. Dr. Dunn spent over ten years in industry with HJ Heinz and John Labatt, Ltd.. His jobs included various supply chain management positions including plant manager. Dr. Dunn served on the executive committee for United Way for 5 years. He has coauthored one book and his research has appeared in numerous academic and business journals. His current research interests focus on the implementation of environmental strategy and career transitions of professional athletes. Dr. Dunn is married and the father of 3 boys, and is active in ice hockey, tennis and bicycling. He is a member of ISM, the Canadian Association of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the Academy of Management.
Corporate Relations Manager/Wisconsin Public Service Corp.
Bob Hernke represents the energy business side of Earth Charter.
He got involved with Earth Charter because he believes
it represents a sharing of divers views on all important
environmentatol, political, social and economic issues. He wants
be part of that fabric to offer the experiences and challenges that
we face as a small utility in NE Wisconsin. He believes Earth Charter
helps find workable solutions to problems with energy, conservation
and use of renewable energy sources.
||Dr. Michael Lizotte
Director, UW Oshkosh Aquatic Research Laboratory
Dr. Michael Lizotte became involved with Earth Charter when
he helped develop the 2004 Community Summit on a theme of "Water". He thinks Earth Charter and the Earth Charter Community
Summit are important because it brings a whole week of great
thinkers and ideas to our campus. Their themes are broad and inclusive,
making this week stand out from the usual celebrations of single
subgroups or themes.
Dr. Maureen Muldoon, an environmental geologist and groundwater scientist, became involved with Earth Charter in 2004 when the theme was "Water". She values the UWO Earth Charter Community Summit because it provides a campus forum to discuss important issues such as the sustainabilty of Earth's resources and how the distribution and use of those resources affects social justice and economic concerns.
Director of Field Experiences & Internships, Certifying Officer
College of Education and Human Services
MaryBeth Petesch has been involved with Earth Charter since its inception.
She sees herself as a liaison for the K-12 educational community. Earth Charter
is a very good way to network with other community members who care about
the same important issues. MaryBeth was excited and emotionally moved the
first time she read the Earth Charter principles. She would like to see more
involvement with the K-12 schools and the teachers as Earth Charter and its
annual programs continue to build.
Andy Robson brought the Earth Charter to UW Oshkosh in 2001, and
it is now the largest such event in the country. He sees the Earth Charter
as a unifying and optimistic document that offers ethical guidelines for
individuals, businesses, organizations, and governments, as we all make
decisions that help or harm our own communities and the wider world.
Robson stresses that students, staff, faculty and community people all
help to organize the annual Earth Charter Community Summits and that
anyone who is interested is welcome to join in.
Development Associate, The Grand Opera House, Oshkosh
Chair, City of Oshkosh, Energy & Environment Advisory Board
Dani Stolley first became involved with the Earth Charter at the
inaugural 2001 Summit , representing Northeast Wisconsin Land
Trust, a non-profit land preservation group. After joining the UWO
Foundation in June 2002, it was a no-brainer joining the group again!
Being the first graduate of the UWO Environmental Studies Department,
Dani has been actively involved in environmental issues her entire life,
and helped found, incorporate, direct and fund one of the fastest-growing
national environmental non-profits called “Rock the Earth
Dani believes the integration of Earth Charter principles into K-12
and higher education curriculum is absolutely essential to a healthy,
sustainable community. She also believes strongly in the peace and social
justice aspects of the Charter and hope s to bring attention and awareness
of the Earth Charter in Oshkosh to new heights by collaborating with diverse
community groups, individuals, organizations and businesses.
“It's high time we stopped thinking of the sustainable development of
this planet as an ‘us vs. them' issue,” says Stolley. “We must work together
to ensure that our quality of life, and our future health and wellness, aren't
compromised by unplanned growth and development and other traditional
opponents of environmental and social justice movements.”
“Schools, businesses, governments, fraternal organizations, faith-based groups
and others all need to step outside the box, take a stand, and do something now
so we all “Think Globally, Act Locally.” Using true democratic and ommunity-based thinking,
economic development and sustainability have to work in concert with each other if
we're ever going to seriously address any number of the worldwide atrocities happening
right now—including the war in Iraq.”
In 2007, Dani took the position of Director of Fundraising and Donor Relations at the Green Bay Botanical Garden.