Big Ideas TXST goes inside the fascinating minds forging innovation, research and creativity at Texas State University and beyond. Hosted by Daniel Seed, episodes showcase the thought leaders, breakthroughs and creative expression making the world a better place, one BIG idea at a time. Produced by University Communications at Texas State.
Episode 39: Sustainability with Emma Parsley
Texas State University’s Emma Parsley, sustainability coordinator in the Office of Sustainability at Texas State University, join the Big Ideas TXST podcast to discuss the university’s recent STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements.
STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. It is administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Texas State has a longstanding commitment to environmental conservation, exemplified by the university’s stewardship of the headwaters of the San Marcos River, the national award-winning Bobcat Blend composting program, Masters in Sustainability Studies and active co-curricular environmental groups. This commitment was formalized in 2018 with the creation of the Office of Sustainability.
Parsley earned her bachelor of science and technology degree in environmental/environmental health engineering and her master’s in sustainability studies, both from Texas State.
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Daniel Seed is a lecturer in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University, specializing in electronic media. Prior to coming to Texas State, he worked as a news reporter and anchor, sports director and sports anchor during a career that began at WHDH-TV in Boston and continued at stations in Oklahoma and Texas. He is three-time winner of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting Award for best sportscast (non-metro category) and a winner of the OAB’s Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting Awards for Spot News and General News.