Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute (NESI)
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Deborah Greenwood, Ph.D., is Director of the Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute (NESI) at Rutgers-Newark. While her areas of interest are the social and environmental impacts of sustainable food production systems, the focus of NESI is to promote broad sustainability initiatives that address issues of primary importance within communities in the greater Newark region. In addition to developing educational programming around environmental sustainability issues and building community partnerships, Dr. Greenwood is coordinating an effort to establish an undergraduate major in environmental sustainability and internship program at Rutgers-Newark.