Institute on the Environment
Beth Mercer-Taylor is the sustainability education coordinator at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She administers the Sustainability Studies Minor, an interdisciplinary, free-standing program with nearly 200 undergraduates enrolled.
Her work involves recruiting and advising students, creating community-building activities, coordinating the efforts of the curriculum committee that oversees the minor's academic program, and leading new initiatives related to sustainability on campus.
Mercer-Taylor has practiced commercial real estate and public finance law in Minneapolis and has worked as a land use planner and consultant in Berkeley, Calif. She holds a bachelor's degree from Amherst College, a master's from U.C. Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy, and a law degree from Valparaiso University. She, her husband and three children walk, bike or take the bus to jobs and school daily, participate in community gardening and, at home, try very hard to “make dirt, not waste.”
To invite Mercer-Taylor to speak at your event, please email her directly.