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Amanda Sardonis

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Belfer 315
79 John F. Kennedy St.
Cambridge, MA, 02138

Amanda Sardonis

Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

Contact:
Telephone: 617-495-1351
Fax: 617-495-1635
Email: amanda_sardonis@harvard.edu

 

Experience

Amanda Sardonis is the Assistant Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) at the Belfer Center. She is also the administrative coordinator of the Broadmoor Project, a partnership between the Kennedy School and the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans. Amanda has a Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University and a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College.

 

 

By Date

 

2013

Jennifer Molnar, TNC

October 2, 2013

Dow Chemical-Nature Conservancy Collaboration to Receive Harvard Kennedy School’s 2013 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership

News

By Amanda Sardonis, Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University will present the 2013 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership on October 7 to The Dow Chemical Company and The Nature Conservancy for their groundbreaking collaborative work to incorporate the value of natural resources into the business bottom line.

To celebrate the award, leaders of Dow and TNC will take part in a panel discussion at Harvard Kennedy School Monday, October 7 at 5:00 pm to describe their development of tools and models to integrate the value of forests, watersheds, and biodiversity into more sustainable business and community decisions. The panel, “Valuing Nature: Saving Ecosystems is Good Business,” will also detail steps that other corporations and NGOs can take to protect our natural resources as businesses continue to grow.

 

 

Jennifer Molnar, TNC

July 11, 2013

Dow Chemical Company and Nature Conservancy Win 2013 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership

News

By Amanda Sardonis, Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced today that the Dow-TNC collaboration on valuing ecosystem services, a partnership between The Dow Chemical Company and The Nature Conservancy, is the winner of the 2013 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership. The innovative collaboration between the chemical company and environmental conservancy develops tools and models that incorporate the value of resources provided by nature into business decisions.

 

2011

Summer 2011

"Refrigerants, Naturally! Wins Award for Environmental Partnership"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Amanda Sardonis, Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

The Belfer Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) coordinates a unique award presented by Harvard Kennedy School to an outstanding public-private partnership project that enhances environmental quality through the use of novel and creative approaches.This year, the Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership went to Refrigerants, Naturally!, an unlikely alliance that includes Greenpeace, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), The Coca Cola Company, McDonald’s, Unilever, and PepsiCo.

 

 

March 24, 2011

Harvard Kennedy School Announces 2011 Roy Family Environment Award

Press Release

By Amanda Sardonis, Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

CAMBRIDGE, MA— The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced today that the 2011 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership will be given to Refrigerants, Naturally!, an alliance of corporations substituting environmentally-harmful fluorinated gases ("F-gases", such as CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs) with natural refrigerants in their commercial refrigeration installations. Natural refrigerants are climate and ozone friendly gases that exist naturally in the biosphere, i.e. ammonia, carbon dioxide, and hydrocarbons.

 

2010

Winter 2010-11

"How Good Politics Results in Bad Policy: The Case of Biofuel Mandates"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Amanda Sardonis, Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

The biofuels industry has become big policy, big business, and increasingly controversial. While countries like the United States and Brazil use biofuels to support farmers, increase energy security (reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil), improve the environment, and increase economic independence by reducing the need for foreign oil, environmentalists challenge the assertion that biofuels, particularly corn ethanol, offer a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

 

 

Winter 2010-11

"Transportation Revenue Options: Infrastructure, Emissions, and Congestion"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Amanda Sardonis, Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

This recent discussion paper from the Energy Technology Innovation Policy (ETIP) research group is a summary of discussions from the Belfer Center's May 2010 workshop "Transportation Revenue Options," which brought together 27 transportation experts for a two-day workshop to discuss revenue-generating options.

 

2009

Belfer Center

Winter 2009-10

"Biofuels: A Solution for the Developing World?"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Amanda Sardonis, Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

What is the potential for biofuels to help meet the world's energy needs, protect the environment, and advance the livelihoods of farmers and other land users around the world? Participants of a workshop organized by the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) and Harvard Kennedy School's Sustainability Science Program discussed these questions as they addressed the goals of a sustainable biofuel industry in developing countries and the role of certification processes in attaining these goals. The two-day event in late spring attracted more than 20 leading experts from around the world, representing academia, business, and government.

 

2007

Summer 2007

"China’s Oil Initiatives Signal International Cooperation"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Amanda Sardonis, Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

By 2030, China will have to import 77 percent of its crude oil in order to meet its rapidly increasing energy demands. Where China will get the 10.9 billion barrels it requires and how it negotiates the global oil market is the subject of a new paper by Henry Lee, director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the Belfer Center, and Dan Shalmon, research associate at the Center. "Searching for Oil: China's Oil Initiatives in the Middle East" explores China's relationships with oil-producing countries and the possible geopolitical implications of its widening market reach.

 

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