Carole Ann Rollins, Ph.D.
- Carole’s pioneering career in the environmental field began in the early 1970’s at the University of California – Berkeley, where she was a Teaching Associate and started an Interdepartmental Studies Course in Environmental Education and Design.
- A successful and adventurous entrepreneur for most of her career, her background is rich in both breadth and depth of environmental experience. On her own and through her partnerships she has made and continues to make a difference on our planet:
- Though the National Endowment for the Arts, Carole was given the “Public Education and Awareness Award, ” a grant which she utilized to design and develop environmental education activities for elementary school children.
- Partnering with various corporations during her career, she crafted precious metals proposals and contracts in Switzerland and New York, while marketing and selling retail goods and services.
- In partnership with the California Vermiculture, LLC, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Carole initiated, organized and coordinated marketing development of an organic fertilizer product.
- Co-founded Nature Technologies, LLC, which provides equipment and products for landscaping and agriculture industries to provide alternatives to chemical pesticides and fertilizers. She is also the co- inventor of the patent-pending equipment.
- Founded The Environment Celebration Institute, Inc., a non-profit tax-exempt organization to further environmental awareness and appreciation of our natural wonders through research and education.
Being a multi-talented professional, Carole’s career is rich in diversity of industry, including time spent in the recording industry in New York City, in the publications industry, and now in the agriculture industry.
University of California, Berkeley Architecture B.A. (1971)
University of California, Berkeley Conservation of Natural Resources B.S. (1971)
University of California, Berkeley Environmental Education M.A. (1974)
University of California, Berkeley Environmental Education Advanced to Candidacy Ph.D. (1975)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Environmental Science Ph.D. (2008)
Since 2014 President, Environment Celebration Institute, Inc.
2004–2013 President, Nature Technologies International, LLC
2002-2003 Co-Owner Wormgold Solutions
2000-2001 President, California Vermiculture NV
1994–2013 Trustee, Environment Celebration Foundation
1971–1974 Teaching Associate, University of California, Berkeley
Rollins, C. A., & Koenig, J. (2010). Modifications to Existing Codes and Ordinances: Bioassay of Microbial Diversity in Compost. In K. H. Lichten, & S. D. Struck, S. (Eds.), Proceedings from ASCE 2010: Low Impact Development: Redefining Water in the City (Vol. 2, pp. 962-979). Reston, Va.: ASCE. Retrieved January 11, 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41099(367)84.
Rollins, C. A. (2008). Comparing values for a private environmental good, xeriscape: Hedonic price method versus contingent valuation method (Doctoral dissertation. Available from ProQuest Dissertation & Theses database (3319137). ISBN 0549695052, 9780549695059.
Rollins, C. A., Eddington, J. N., & Ingham, E. R. (2007). Patent No. 7,833,777: Stabilized actively aerated compost tea. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Hahn, G., Eddington (Rollins), C. A., Eddington, J. N. (2006). Patent No. 6,982,167: Apparatus for making a foliar liquid. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Rollins, C. A., & Ingham, E. R. (2011). 10 steps to gardening with nature: Using sustainable methods to replicate mother nature. Greenbrae, CA: Greenbrae, CA: Environment Celebration Institute, Inc. ISBN: 0-9797561-4-6, Library of Congress Control Number: 2011925807.
Robinson, M. L. & Eddington (Rollins), C. A. (2001). Shade factors in southern Nevada using trees and shrubs for shading outdoor spaces. (Publication No. SP-01-13). Reno, NV: University of Nevada, Cooperative Extension. Retrieved January 11, 2013 from http://www.unce.unr.edu/publications/files/ho/2001/sp0113.pdf.
Ingham, E. R., & Rollins, C. A. (2009). The microbe manual: Qualitative assessment of soil microorganisms. Greenbrae, CA: Environment Celebration Institute, Inc. ISBN 0-9797561-5-3.
Ingham, E. R., & Rollins, C. A. (2008, 2006). The field guides I and II to actively aerated compost tea. Greenbrae, CA: Environment Celebration Institute, Inc. ISBN 0-9797561-2-X, ISBN 0-9797561-1-1.
Ingham, E. R., & Rollins, C. A. (2006). Adding biology for soil and hydroponic systems. Greenbrae, CA: Environment Celebration Institute, Inc. ISBN 0-9797561-0-3.
Rollins, C. A. & Moore, R. C. (1972). Varieties & similarities patterns; the IDS 120 file of environmental education activities. Website: http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b14355716~S1. Berkeley, CA: UC Berkeley Report.
Recipient of a grant from The Philadelphia Foundation to fund The Environment Celebration Institute, Inc. a non-profit corporation for environmental scientific research and educational publications (2013) to promote the use of organic materials and sustainable growing replacing synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides. These practices enable the United States to be competitive in the agricultural market by increasing nutrient content, decreasing water usage, and increasing yields. Recipient of DEED Scholarship, American Public Power Association and Salt River Project. Developed a Gazebo cool tower, an outdoor cooling system, utilizing solar and wind energy (2000). This design enables less dependence on conventional energy sources, thus preserving our natural resources within the US.
Team inventor of two patents. (1) Patent for a machine that extracts beneficial microorganisms into a liquid for use in agriculture, landscapes, and home gardens to help return soil to health, improve nutrient cycling, and water retention without the use of synthetic fertilizers (2002). (2) Patent for packaging microorganisms in a dry and liquid form where oxygen levels are maintained to keep organisms alive for one year. This patent enables the microbes to be available for use by agriculture, landscapers, and home gardeners who previously had no access to such products. Both of these patents enable the agricultural farmers to be more competitive economically when used in an organic growing program by reducing water use, creating more nutrient dense food, and increasing yields without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.
Coordinator of a Millenium Green project – a residential landscape model using drought-tolerant plants and a recycled water system in Las Vegas, NV. The Millennium Green initiative was a project led by the White House Millennium Council (created by President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help preserve and create green spaces around the U.S. (1999-2000). This project enabled efficient use of water and waste water within a residential setting as well as drought tolerant landscape plantings.
Recipient of Public Education and Awareness Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant to prepare environment education materials for K-3 (1975). This funding enabled the creation of environmental education activities that were distributed to elementary school teachers throughout the United States on a limited trial basis.
Recipient of funding from the California State Board of Education, Outdoor Education, to establish an interdepartmental studies pre-service teacher-training course, Environmental Education & Design Course (IDS 120) at the University of California, Berkeley. Established as the second interdepartmental studies course. Coordinated faculty from four UC Berkeley colleges each quarter and taught the course while an undergraduate student. Coordinated curriculum, students, community resource agencies, and fieldwork placements (1971-1974).