Libby Schwaner, 2021 UNH Sustainability Award Recipient & Master in Public Policy Student
From Olivia Gagnon
Libby, who is also a 2020 Carsey School Nordblom fellow, advocated for the enactment of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in communities across New Hampshire and the importance of representation in recognizing Indigenous peoples. In doing so, she helped change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Exeter and other towns and conducted a series of interviews with Indigenous people and local lawmakers to detail why and how Indigenous Peoples’ Day should be implemented.
Check out Carsey's news release on all the Carsey students, staff, faculty and projects to receive awards at the 2021 UNH Sustainability awards at https://www.unh.edu/unhtoday/2021/05/carsey-school-programs-and-students-receive-top-unh-sustainabil...
You can learn more about Libby at https://carsey.unh.edu/spotlight/stopping-problems-at-the-source