Below is a list of speakers the environmental studies program has recently hosted at Green Mountain College.
Author, Founder of 350.org
Talk Title: "Life on the Border: Vermont, New York and the Future"
Talk Title: "The Potential Conflicts of Getting Close to Animals and Getting Close to Nature"
President, Hampshire College Talk Title: "Who'll Lead on Sustainability?"
Dr. William H. Schlesinger
President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York
Talk title: “Climate Change: Causes, Impacts and What to Do”
James Gustave "Gus" Speth
Professor of Law at Vermont Law School
Talk Title: “America the Possible: Realizing a New American Dream”
“Three Rivers Challenge: Writing a Wilderness Bill”
CarShare Vermont Executive Director
Talk Title: "Alternatives to Car Ownership: The Environmental, Economic and Social Impact"
Stephen & Rebekah Hren
Authors of The Carbon-Free Home
Talk Title: "Carbon Costs for Construction: Technology Choices for the Homestead & Farm"
Talk Title: “Mountaintop Coal Mining in Appalachia”
Public Forum: "The Future of Energy in Vermont"
Panelists: David Dunn (Central Vermont Power Service Cow Power program); Jeffrey Wennberg (Vermont Community Wind); David McElwee (Entergy Vermont Yankee) and Dan Brown (Foxfire Solar Energy Company)
Author of American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon
Talk Title: "The World Without Us"
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, Luther College
Talk Title: “Preparing for a Collapse?”
Climate Scientist, founder of Atmospheric Research, past president of the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering
Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont
Talk Title: "Twin Crises of the Economy and the Environment and the Need for an Ecological Economics"
Nova Kim and Les Hook
Talk Title: “Wildcrafting: Endangered Traditions and Endangered Species”
Assistant Professor, Lyndon State College
Specialist in urban planning from Hannam University in Korea
Talk Title: “Reinventing the Urban Space Using the Physical Environment: The European Experience”
Associate Professor of Environmental Economics, Middlebury College
Talk Title: "Ignition: What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement"
Nutritionist from the University of Buffalo
Talk Title: "You are what you eat, and where your food was grown: the effects of organic methods, storage and transportation on the nutritional quality of foods"
Joan Dye Gussow
Mary Swartz Rose Professor Emeritus of Nutrition and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University
Talk Title: "Home Food: From Scary Spinach to Hardy Mache"
author of Radical Simplicity and Dartmouth College Sustainability Coordinator
Author and environmentalist
Talk Title: "Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future"