This Week’s Speaking of Green Blogcast: Marlin Gottschalk

Beginning this Wednesday, SGR and Southeast Green partner up to bring you “Speaking of Green,” a weekly blogcast on issues ranging from corporate sustainability to creating green jobs to the future of renewable energy in the south.

The blogcast airs each Wednesday at 4 p.m. EST.

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This week’s topic is “Supporting Natural Leaders,” featuring Dr. Marlin Gottschalk, director of the Department of Sustainability for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

More about Dr. Marlin Gottschalk:

As Director of the Sustainability Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Dr. Gottschalk leads the state’s work in partnering with businesses and institutions on a variety of multi-media resource efficiency and waste reduction programs that promote environmental stewardship and create a culture of conservation across Georgia.

Prior to joining the Sustainability Division, Dr. Gottschalk served in the Director’s Office of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD), first as a Senior Policy Advisor and then as Policy Coordinator.  His responsibilities there included planning and policy projects that integrated environmental policy and planning with transportation, land use and energy policy and planning by other state, regional and local agencies.

Over his nearly 28-year career with DNR, Dr. Gottschalk also led EPD’s Mobile & Area Sources Program, reducing air pollution from cars, trucks, buses and other transportation sources in the Atlanta region, and managed programs for the clean-up of releases from underground storage tanks and for the investigation of abandoned hazardous waste sites.

Dr. Gottschalk received his Ph.D. in Ecology from Emory University in Atlanta, and has lived in Atlanta since 1968.

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