Dr. Fisher, who founded the Sustainable Living Program and helped to spearhead the new Sustainable Living Center at Maharishi University of Managment, received an award from the Sierra Club for his vision and leadership in the field of sustainable living.
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review and website
David Fisher, head of the Sustainable Living Program, was recently presented with an award of appreciation for outstanding achievement by the Southeast Iowa chapter of the Sierra Club.
He was honored for his vision and leadership in the field of sustainable living. His achievements include founding the Sustainable Living Program and helping to spearhead the new Sustainable Living Center.
"I feel especially honored because the Sierra Club is a really powerful environmental organization that achieves their goals by organizing quietly at the community level," Dr. Fisher said.
Dr. Fisher is primarily a botanist. He received a B.S. in Biology from North Carolina State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Wisconsin. He then served as a research scientist at the USDA Forest Experiment Station in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and was a Humboldt fellow at the University of Göttingen, Germany.
Prior to joining the faculty of Maharishi International University (now Maharishi University of Management), he was a professor and researcher in leaf structure-function relationships for six years at the University of Hawaii.
His research at MUM on breeding potatoes for resistance to the Colorado potato beetle has been supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Leopold Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.
He is the founder and Director of the Sustainable Living program at MUM and has been the primary advocate for the design and construction of the new Sustainable Living Center. Otherwise, his pursuits are reading, playing basketball, vegetable gardening, tree climbing, and bicycling around the Fairfield Loop Trail.
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