Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
Walter E. Jeske Award
Susan Toth has exhibited a lengthy, deep, and unwavering commitment to EE since the early 1980s. As Director of Education at Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Susan worked to improve and expand elementary school programs, and oversaw projects that included construction of Florida’s first Gold LEED-Certified elementary school and the development of a Master’s program in EE in partnership with Florida Atlantic University. Among her many contributions to the field, she also served on the Florida Advisory Council on EE, the Florida Greenways Commission, the NAAEE Board of Directors, and as a founding member of the Green School National Network Board. In addition, Susan was a regular instructor for University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point’s online “Fundamentals of EE” course, taught one of the first EE courses in Thailand for the Smithsonian Institution, and wrote a series of children’s books on water and energy. Susan exemplifies leadership and service at the highest level, and NAAEE is proud to honor her with this year’s Jeske Award.