Neil Chambers will kick off the fall Series. He has been at the forefront of cutting-edge green architecture and sustainable design for years. His latest book, Urban Green, brings the power of the sustainability conversation and the design movement together. He will be speaking on September 14 at 7:00 pm in Canon Lounge. For more information about Chambers, visit http://www.chambersdesigninc.com/.
David Pimentel, Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, joins us on October 5 at 7:00 pm. Dr. Pimentel’s research spans the field of sustainable agriculture to include ecological and economic aspects of pest control, biotechnology, land, water, and energy conservation, natural resource management, environmental policy, and basic population ecology. He has published more than 20 books and his most recent focus is on sustainable energy choices.Read an interview with Dr. Pimentel here: http://www.grist.org/article/philpott2.
Peter H. Raven, a leading botanist and advocate of biodiversity conservation, is President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann Professor of Botany Emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis. In the mid-60’s, Dr. Raven recorded that rapid growth of the human population, consumption, and the spread of polluting technologies were threatening biological diversity to a degree that had not been previously known. He became an outspoken advocate for conservation throughout the world and an articulate spokesperson for the cultural and economic as well as the environmental implications of shrinking biodiversity. Dr. Raven will be speaking on November 3 at the College Chapel at 7:00 pm.Read the full article