Dr. Young with biology students, on the Daemen Ecotrail. Above: Dr. Young represented the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement in the annual “Earth Day Expo” at the Buffalo Zoo.
Dr. Young with biology students, on the Daemen Ecotrail. Above: Dr. Young represented the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement in the annual “Earth Day Expo” at the Buffalo Zoo.
Dr. Young with biology students, on the Daemen Ecotrail. Above: Dr. Young represented the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement in the annual “Earth Day Expo” at the Buffalo Zoo.

Daemen College was a double winner in this year’s “Going Green” competition, sponsored by Ecology and Environment, Inc., held during Earth Week in April. Daemen won the Good Going WNY “Highest Participation Award” for the fourth year in a row for its efforts to encourage alternative transportation. In addition, Daemen Professor of Biology Dr. Brenda L. Young was recognized for her efforts promoting environmental responsibility on campus and in the community.

Dr. Young received an award for the “Best Earth Day Year Round Activities” as a leader of environmental awareness on the Daemen campus and in Western New York. On campus, one of the most visible symbols of Daemen’s going-green commitment is represented by the Ecotrail, a successful project first proposed by Dr. Young and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Kevin J. Kegler. Another green initiative, Daemen’s recycling programs, also received essential strong support and guidance from Dr. Young.