MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mercersburg Academy faculty member Will Willis recently traveled to Portland, Ore., to participate in the conference on "Best Practices in Education for Sustainable Development," hosted by Fulbright Japan.
Willis, Mercersburg's director of international programs who also coordinates sustainability efforts on campus, was selected from a national pool of nearly 120 educators.
The conference between the United States and Japan took place Nov. 1 to 5. It included speeches, presentations, workshops and site visits to Portland-area schools.
The program is "a vision of education that seeks to balance human and economic well-being with cultural traditions and respect for the earth's natural resources," according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.