University of Miami
Teddy Lhoutellier is the current Sustainability Manager for the University of Miami. Teddy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida International University, holding a MS degree in Environmental Studies - Energy Policy.
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Science are his passion. He's a solar advocate, and a big supporter of Distributed photo-voltaic systems and smart grids. As an Environmental Science and Environmental Policy Instructor at Florida International University, he has been a constant partner of the Go Green Team. He encouraged his students to work in coordination with the Office on different green projects. He spent 4 years as an Outreach Coordinator for a Miami based Solar Panels Distributor. He built an International Training program that aimed at promoting Photo-voltaic distributed systems among Electrical Engineering students. Through his career as an instructor, he has always pushed his students to get involved and participate in Community projects. He's an active member of many environmental organizations in Miami Dade, and try to help volunteering with his 2 daughters every time he can.
Our main challenge as a local community is to adapt to the impacts of Climate Change. But we should also tackle the root of the problem and try to become Carbon neutral as fast as we can. When we think about what needs to be done to stop the trend in Human induced Global Warming, we can adopt various attitudes, we can either keep on living our life, business as usual, hoping that "they" will fix the problem, OR we can start acting now, either by being a more active citizen, or by being a more conscious consumer. We have the power to change things. Join us to make a difference right here at UM for a better, greener campus !"