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Cope Environmental Center leader plans to switch to a new director’s position

Cope Environmental Center leader plans to switch to a new director’s position

Cope Environmental Center leader plans switch to new director's role

CENTERVILLE, Ind. Cope Environmental Center’s executive will transition to a new position as director.

According to a news release, Karin Hostetter will be moving to the new role of director of partnerships outreach. The new job will be hers when a new executive is hired.

Hostetter will be responsible for establishing and maintaining partnerships with environmental organizations and groups locally, regionally, and nationally. She will also oversee programs such as the Living Building and Children of IN Nature Park.

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The release stated that the board was excited about how they can capitalize on CEC’s Sustainable Education Building being certified as the 29th Living Building in all of the world and the only one within Indiana. “Karin is the best person for leading CEC in strategizing, implementing partnership opportunities, and using the Living Building certification, to elevate Cope at local, regional and possibly even national levels.

Karin Hostetter, executive director of Cope Environmental Center, spoke about the future as Cope Environmental Center celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, its Environmental Education Center becoming the 29th building worldwide to receive Living Building certification from the International Living Futures Institute.

Cope was honored in October for its Sustainable Education Building becoming The 29th building worldwide to be awarded Living Building certificationBy meeting seven strict criteria, the International Living Futures Institute was able to award certification. The certification was achieved four years after the official opening of the building and marked more than a decade worth of hard work.

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Cope’s mission of promoting sustainable use of Earth’s resources through education and demonstration is being continued by the growth of its organization, according to a release. Cope, located 1730 Airport Road in Los Angeles, was founded by Jim and Helen Cope as well as Francis Parks.

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