The excitement was palpable after the self-introductions at the Water, Energy, and Education Alliance (WEEA) leadership roundtable, with each person keenly aware that they were looking at new faces and hearing new voices expressing interest in achieving the same goal: To offer hope to high school students that they can earn a family-sustaining wage in […]
Bill Andrews is passionate about cultivating environmental literacy and stewardship. He worked as a science and environmental education consultant for 19 years at the California Department of Education (CDE) and taught high school for 11 years. While at CDE he founded both the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network in 1997 and the California Environmental Education Foundation (CEEF) in 2003. Upon retiring from CDE in 2005, he was hired as the national director of Project WILD, and also volunteered as executive director of CEEF for 10 years. At the state level, Bill provided leadership and writing of California’s Blueprint for Environmental Literacy and served on the CDE Environmental Literacy Steering Committee. He is currently on the leadership council of the California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI) and a member of the Ten Strands Advisory Board. He is the director of the Water, Energy, and Education Alliance, and also consults on CEEF’s teacher institute on best practices of environmental education and stewardship.