Island Educator Jamie McMillan

Island Educator Jamie McMillan

Jamie McMillan is the island educator at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Three Mile Island Camp for the summer of 2008. Each summer, the island educator provides educational programs for campers on topics relevant to life on the island. This year, Jamie will also be working on developing a Sustainability Plan for Three Mile Island Camp as part of his island educator duties. Work on the Sustainability Plan is being coordinated with the Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University (PSU) where Jamie is a senior.

Jamie is majoring in environmental planning at PSU and he serves as the president of the university’s Outing Club. Originally from Acworth, he has previously worked for the National Park Service in Colorado and Alaska, and also for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

Jamie is interested in applying his course work in land use planning to assist the Three Mile Island Committee in determining appropriate ways to make the island operations more sustainable. He will be analyzing the systems each guest uses, the sources of these materials, and the consumption levels and waste on the island; current and future stressors on the sustainability of the Camp; and energy options for current and future building on the island. The plan will include overall cost conscious recommendations on ways to make Three Mile Island Camp more sustainable. Steve Whitman, a professional land use planner and PSU adjunct faculty member, is overseeing the project, and Brian Eisenhauer, associate director for the Center for the Environment and assistant professor of sociology, will be providing guidance to Jamie’s research.

Jamie will be collecting input from campers, croo, staff, and committee members throughout the summer as well as observing the camp operations. Jamie welcomes both your questions about the project and suggestions for the Sustainability Plan. He can be reached on the island or at jmcmillan@mail.plymouth.edu.