Michelle Gluck is an Environment and Energy Resource Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC). She holds a M.S. in Urban Environmental Systems Management from Pratt Institute’s Graduate Program in Sustainable Planning and Design (PSPD) and a B.S in Environmental Policy, Planning and Law from SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry. In her capacity at CCEDC, Michelle is dedicated to ensuring that valuable educational resources reach target audiences to bolster environmental improvements locally and regionally. Her areas of focus include supporting municipalities with the NYS Climate Smart Communities Certification Program, providing technical assistance to local watershed groups, researching organics recycling potential, and coordinating a countywide single-use plastics pollution prevention Campaign (Dutchess S.U.P.P.P.).
Michelle believes in the power of civic stewardship to regenerate urban, suburban and rural landscapes and communities into more ecologically productive and livable environments and enjoys collaborating with others, through lenses of art, ecology, and sustainable systems.