Science Links Carbon Project, Year 1


Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program


Award Date: 

May 2008




Hanover, NH

To hire Will Yandik as full-time staff in charge of the policy and outreach components of Hubbard Brook Research Foundation’s Science Links Carbon Project. The Carbon Project is a collaborative effort headed by the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation (HBRF) working with a national team of 16 academic scientists to develop standardized methods for calculating carbon sources and sinks in the northeastern U.S. The work under this project will culminate in the development and implementation of a carbon calculator to be used at the regional/county level to help states and municipalities compare and contrast various regulatory scenarios as they pertain to carbon emissions. Will Yandik has been hired to develop the outreach component of the project as HBRF takes the science to the public. This project will build on Will’s background in journalism and environmental sciences, utilizing his communication skills to build capacity for HBRF in its efforts to inform the public about the science being conducted at the facility. The overarching goal of the Carbon Project, and Will’s role in it, is to provide accessible and understandable information on climate change science and carbon calculation to state, regional and local governments.

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