Brian Webb serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainability and as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Houghton College, a private liberal arts Christian college in Houghton, NY. At the College, he leads the college’s efforts to promote environmental stewardship at an institutional level. This includes planning creation care events and programs, working to incorporate sustainability into the curriculum, partnering with facilities to reduce energy usage, and coordinating the college’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Under Brian’s leadership, the college has achieved a 32% carbon footprint reduction in just ten years. Brian also teaches in the newly formed Environmental Studies program, which he helped launch in fall 2020.
Brian holds two master’s degrees, one in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University and another in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard Extension School. Brian also serves as the founder of a Christian ministry called Climate Caretakers, co-directs the Christian Climate Observers Program, and is an active leader in the broader creation care movement in the United States. Brian enjoys a variety of outdoor activities—especially hiking, camping and birding, loves to travel with his family, and has a life goal of climbing to the highest peak in all 50 U.S. states.