SOURCE: Ecology & Environment, Inc.

Ecology & Environment, Inc.

September 08, 2009 08:35 ET

Global Environmental Leader Maurice Strong Working Together With Ecology and Environment, Inc.

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - Maurice Strong, one of the globe's leading environmentalists, has joined global environmental consulting firm Ecology and Environment, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEI) in an advisory role. Strong's career path has spanned both business and public service, primarily in the fields of international development, the environment, energy, and finance.

"Maurice is a great global leader and we're delighted to be working with him," said Ecology and Environment's President and CEO, Kevin Neumaier. "We view him as an extremely valuable asset to Ecology & Environment's global family of companies, and believe that his extensive experience, environmental leadership, and worldwide relationships with respected leaders will benefit our growing global operations. Our company is a global leader in providing environmental services for renewable energy, transmission, and reducing carbon footprints. We couldn't think of anyone better to be working with than Maurice Strong."

Strong is one of the world's leading proponents for global environmental cooperation. He was Secretary General of the Stockholm Conference, the first major intergovernmental conference on the environment, and was elected as the first head of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). In 1992, Strong was Secretary General of the UN Conference on Environment and Development - the Rio Environmental Summit. This landmark event, led by Strong, was attended by more heads of government than had ever met together before, and it resulted in the first-ever global cooperation on climate change.

Maurice played a key role in implementing the results of Rio through establishment of the Earth Council, the Earth Charter movement, his Chairmanship of the World Resources Institute, Membership on the Board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Stockholm Environment Institute, the African-American Institute, the Institute of Ecology in Indonesia, the Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and others.

Ecology and Environment, Inc. has completed more than 45,000 projects for a wide variety of clients in 84 countries, providing environmental solutions in nearly every ecosystem on our planet. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol EEI and is located on the web at