James Stillwell is the Manager of Sustainability Engagement and Outreach at the Center for Global Sustainability. Launched in 2016, the Center informs global, national, and local discussions on climate, energy, economic development, and sustainability. As part of his early work for the Center, Mr. Stillwell co-organized the Climate Action 2016 forum and summit in Washington, DC, the first convening of global climate leaders after the signing of the Paris Agreement on Earth Day 2016. As an Adjunct Lecturer for Undergraduate Studies in the School of Public Policy, Mr. Stillwell teaches courses on sustainability advocacy and engagement.
Mr. Stillwell is also Program Manager of the Global Sustainability Initiative, a cross-disciplinary, campus-wide initiative to advance sustainability research, education, and global impact at the University of Maryland. Previously, Mr. Stillwell served as Assistant Director for the College Park Scholars Public Leadership Program, where he educated rising undergraduate leaders to become effective agents of social change. Mr. Stillwell is a certified Climate Reality leader, and regularly discusses the importance and opportunity of climate and sustainability action with faith communities, on podcasts, and as a guest panelist and lecturer.
Mr. Stillwell holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from Harvard University and an M.S. in environmental policy and an M.P.P. in sustainable development and conservation biology from the University of Maryland