Sustainability Expert Martin Johnson
To Speak at MCCC April 21
Windsor, N.J. -- Martin Johnson, founder and president of Isles, Inc.,
a nationally recognized nonprofit community development and environmental
organization based in Trenton, will present "Rethinking Environmentalism"
at Mercer County Community College. Speaking the day before Earth
Day 2010, Johnson will discuss the impact of climate change on cities
and suburbs and other ecological issues facing the planet today. This
free community lecture takes place on Wednesday, April 21 at 12 noon
in the Communications Building, CM 109, on MCCC's
West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
A graduate of Princeton University, Johnson founded Isles in 1981
with two other Princeton graduates. Isle's mission is to foster more
self-reliant families in healthy, sustainable communities. Unlike
conventional responses to urban problems, Isles operates a vast array
of activities that recognize the interdependence of physical, economic,
health, and social development strategies to address the problems
of distressed communities.
President Martin Johnson
year, the organization directly reaches more than 10,000 central New Jersey
residents. Johnson oversees comprehensive programming that includes job
training for at-risk youth, affordable housing development, financial
literacy training, homeownership counseling, community gardening, environmental
health and education, community organizing, and regional planning. Isles
broadens its impact by developing easily replicated programs, assisting
other community groups and institutions, and advocating for improved public
policy. Read more about Isles here.
Johnson is a founding director of numerous development organizations and
projects, including the New Jersey Regional Coalition, New Jersey Community
Loan Fund (now New Jersey Community Capital), and Housing and Community
Development Network of New Jersey.
To learn about upcoming events at Mercer County Community College, click
here or call 609-570-3324.
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