Nicholas School of the Environment


Nicholas School of the Environment
Well-recognized environmental educator and communicator

Brian A. Day is a well-recognized environmental educator and communicator with over 35 years experience in more than 30 countries. He is a leading authority and practitioner in environmental social marketing and communications training. He served most recently as Director of Social Marketing for Rare, an international NGO that uses social marketing as its primary tool for conservation, primarily in the tropics. He also served as project director of the USAID global project for environmental education and communication known to most as GreenCOM. He is the former Executive Director of NAAEE – the North American Association for Environmental Education, and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Applied Environmental Education and Communication: An International Journal. Brian has taught graduate and undergraduate courses for the University of Michigan, and undergraduate courses for American University, Wayne State University, and the Washington Center. Brian holds a degree in economics and urban regional planning from Oakland University in Michigan and a master’s degree in environmental education and communication from the University of Michigan.



  • Company Name Environmental Communication & Training
  • Dates Employed2001 – Present
  • Employment Duration18 yrs

Brian founded and has led this consulting company since 2001, In early 2011 he has chosen to return to consulting and training full time Through this firm Brian provides a wide array of services including media and presentation; social marketing (many countries); curriculum writing; marketing plans, and has delivered many strategic program plans. EC&T provide planning and training and implementation.

Executive Director

  • Company Name North American Association for Environmental Education
  • Dates Employed2005 – 2011
  • Employment Duration6 yrs

Project Manager - GreenCOM

  • Company Name AED
  • Dates EmployedSep 1995 – Sep 2002
  • Employment Duration7 yrs 1 mo
  • GreenCOM - was the global USAID project for Environmental Education and Communication

Acting VP Communications

  • Company Name WWF US
  • Dates Employed1988 – 1990
  • Employment Duration2 yrs

Adjunct Faculty

  • Company Name University of Michigan
  • Total Duration8 yrs
  • Dates Employed1976 – 1984
  • Employment Duration8 yrs

Adjunct Faculty

  • Dates Employed1976 – 1984
  • Employment Duration8 yrs


  • University of Michigan
  • Dates attended or expected graduation 1976 – 1977

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