On Monday, Dec. 10, professor and environmentalist David Orr will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. in Albright Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public, and will be followed by an open Q&A session.
Are you interested in learning more about the important role colleges and universities hold in community development? How can higher education institutions more effectively work within communities to affect positive change? Orr will discuss these questions, among other sustainable community development topics.
Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Special Assistant to the President of Oberlin College and a James Marsh Professor at the University of Vermont. He is the recipient of six honorary degrees and other awards including The Millennium Leadership Award from Global Green, the Bioneers Award, and the National Wildlife Federation Leadership Award.
Recent projects include a two-year $2.2 million collaborative project to define a 100 days climate action plan for the Obama administration (www.climateactionproject.com). He is also active in efforts to stop mountaintop removal in Appalachia and develop a new economy based on ecological restoration and wind energy. He is the author of "Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse."