TWU's Maier appointed to Denton sustainability committee

Camelia Maier, PhD

Jan. 4, 2024 – DENTON – TWU biology professor and herbarium director Camelia Maier, PhD, has been appointed to a three-year term on the City of Denton Sustainability Framework Advisory Committee.

In 2020, the Denton city council set up a framework outlining eight focus areas for a more sustainable community: air quality, water, energy, transportation, resiliency, education, solid waste and land use. The seven-member Sustainability Framework Advisory Committee advises the city council on matters relating to those focus areas.

"As a member of the City Sustainability Framework Advisory Committee, I will continue working to increase visibility of the TWU’s commitment to conservation and sustainability, and engaging in possible partnerships and collaborations on sustainability issues," Maier said.

Maier is a logical choice for the sustainability committee. Her teaching areas include botany, plant biology, plant biochemistry and physiology, plant ecophysiology, plant ecology, general ecology, and environmental biology. She is also chair of the Bettye Myers Butterfly Garden Advisory Committee, overseeing the maintenance and activities of the butterfly garden on the TWU campus.

The committee consists of members with academic, professional, occupational and volunteer experience in the eight focus areas. The committee is part of Denton's boards and commissions, which allow citizens to participate in the city's governmental process and providing the city council with diverse viewpoints.

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