Detroit Zoological Society Names Manager of Sustainability


ROYAL OAK — Beth Wallace has been appointed manager of sustainability for the Detroit Zoological Society. She is responsible for leading the the organization Greenprint, a comprehensive strategic plan to refine and improve facilities and daily practices, develop new policies and programs and improve green literacy in the community.

Wallace joins the grup from the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center where she was community outreach regional coordinator, helping to organize support around protecting communities, natural resources and wildlife. She is also the founder of SURF Great Lakes, an online journal to promote stories that sustain, unite, restore and fortify Great lakes protection.

Wallace serves on the board of directors of the Pipeline Safety Trust and was named one of “Three Heroes Against Three Pipelines” by environmentalist Bill McKibben and Patagonia. She led a public campaign on pipeline safety in the Great Lakes and started a movement opposing the expansion and use of tar sands oil following the Enbridge oil spill in 2010 in the Kalamazoo River.

Wallace received a bachelor’s in environmental studies and political science from Western Michigan University.