Gamal Sherif’s commitment to sustainability started in Philadelphia when he served as a high school science teacher. While working in an 80 year-old school building with an unhealthy indoor environment, Gamal realized that this situation was neither just nor sustainable. Gamal believes that children and their caretakers have a right to clean air, clean water, and nutritious food.
Gamal has served as a chef, counselor, and director in camps throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast USA. More recently, and as a Fellow with the U.S. Department of Education, Gamal provided guidance on national climate education policy for sustainability and energy efficiency. Gamal also worked with educators, students, architects, and engineers to create a green building network replete with year-round professional development, equitably paid internships, and related credentialing.
After years of replacing their lawn with native perennials, shrubs, and trees, Gamal’s family turned their yard into a National Wildlife Federation-certified wildlife habitat. Gamal and his family enjoy cooking, biking, and gardening.