Lecture: Climate Change in the Long Emergency

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Date/Time:Monday, 29 Feb 2016 at 8:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Channel:Lecture Series
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Presented by David Orr, professor of environmental studies at Oberlin College. This is part of the University Symposium on Sustainability and the Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series keynote address.

The Symposium on Sustainability will host a poster display and reception prior to the lecture, 6:30-8:00pm, in the South Ballroom. Help celebrate sustainability efforts and accomplishments on and off-campus.

Orr, a leader in the sustainability movement and known for his pioneering work on environmental literacy and ecological design, is a counselor to the president at Oberlin College and the Stephan Minter Fellow at the Cleveland Foundation. He has authored more than seven books, including Down to the Wire; The Last Refuge; The Nature of Design; Earth in Mind; and Ecological Literacy; and is the coeditor of Hope is an Imperative.

In an influential article in the Chronicle of Higher Education 2000 Orr proposed the goal of carbon neutrality for colleges and universities and subsequently organized and funded an effort to define a carbon neutral plan for his own campus. He also organized the effort to design the first substantially green building on a U.S. college campus.