July 13, 2021
In partnership with Indiana University, OCRA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Lucy Mellen has been selected to serve as the two-year, grant funded Heat Relief Coordinator for the City of Richmond.
Bornin Valparaiso, IN, Lucy is a recent graduate of Indiana University. During her time at IU Bloomington, participated in sustainability-focused clubs on campus dealing with a broad range of issues from student engagement and education to the uptake of campus café composting. As a participant of the Indiana Sustainability Development internship program, she worked with Earth Charter Indiana to educate and recruit the broader northwest Indiana community to support participation in a Greenhouse gas inventory initiative. She also helped to educate children and adults about the broader impacts of our changing climate and the roles which they could play in helping to mitigate the climate crisis. She received a Bachelor’s of Arts in environmental and sustainability studies with minors in environmental science and international studies.
“The Beat the Heat program exemplifies what I believe to be the core of sustainability. Sustainability to me has always been a community effort. It is a concept that is brought about through collaboration and succeeds when participants from different backgrounds and specialties combine their experiences for the betterment of their community. Through the Beat the Heat program, we will be touching on all of these aspects to create a safer, more aware, and better-prepared Richmond.”
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