Education for a Sustainable Future and Green Infrastructure

Education for a Sustainable Future

Presented by Mike Johnston, Associate Principal at Middle School at American School of Doha, Qatar

Mike Johnston is the Middle School Associate Principal at the American School of Doha who has co-created an educational movement known as EduCare. Mr. Johnston has presented at numerous conferences on Global Issues and Environmental education. He has empowered students and teachers in Canada, Mexico, Russia and Qatar to know they really can make a difference in the world. Mr. Johnston has coordinated ‘week without walls’ trips, sustainable community service projects and countless environmental actions and programs. He brought the global issues network to both Moscow and Doha and has dedicated much of his time to ensuring students are properly prepared for the world’s most pressing issues.


Green Infrastructures

Presented by: Katrin Scholz-Barth

Katrin Scholz-Barth received her Masters of Science in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Rostock, Germany in 1992. She has practiced for over 16 years in the US and is a recognized expert in Green Roof technology, which earned her a green roof award of excellence in 2003.

Noticeable projects in the US include the National Institutes of Health, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Queens Botanical Garden in New York, O’Hare Airport in Chicago, the World Bank headquarter office in Washington, DC. Her work was recognized with a green roof award of excellence in 2003.

Ms. Scholz-Barth’s 16 years of experiences and expertise focus on sustainable buildings and landscapes, green infrastructure and low impact development for water conservation, energy efficiency, and air quality control – to reduce the ecological footprint of the built environment – subjects she has taught at Harvard University and at the University of Pennsylvania and has presented at numerous international conferences.