Campus Field Coordinator, Campus Ecology Program
South Central Regional Center, Austin, Texas
Praween is the Campus Field Coordinator based in Austin, Texas, for the Campus Ecology Program. As campus field coordinator, Praween helps colleges and universities develop plans to reduce emissions on campus to confront global warming and to educate the campus community on the benefits of and the need to reduce their carbon footprint.
Before coming to NWF, Praween was co-coordinator of the Pomona Campus Climate Challenge group and a student representative on the President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability at Pomona College in Claremont, California. With the group, Praween co-wrote a report on Pomona's greenhouse gas emissions and strategies for mitigation, A First Step Toward a Climate Neutral Pomona College: Greenhouse gas emissions inventory and strategies for mitigating emissions. Praween planned and directed Pomona's first comprehensive Dorm Energy Conservation Challenge in November 2006 which achieved an 8% reduction in electricity consumption compared to November 2005 and led to the college purchasing its first renewable energy. With the group, Praween also helped encourage the president of the college to sign on to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, screen and organize a global warming film series and Step it Up.
As a member of the President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability, Praween prepared a proposal for developing an action plan on making the campus climate neutral and helped draft a year-end report to the President. Praween graduated in 2007 with a B.A. in Economics from Pomona.