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Asheville, NC 28815-9000

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Fall 2011 Speaker Series

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. Site to be announced.  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.

 

 

AUDIO RECORDINGS FROM PAST SPEAKERS

Michael Brune - Author of "Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal"

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Environmental Leadership Center 10th Anniversary

Click here for Ray Anderson's presentation - it is approximately one hour and 30 minutes long

Heartstone 2006 Event

Warren Wilson College Orchestra - Opening of the 2006 Heartstone Evening Event

Warren Wilson College Orchestra - wade in the water

Warren Wilson College Chorale - bring me little water Sylvie

Warren Wilson College Chorale - river was dry

Warren Wilson College President Dr. Sandy Pfeiffer - remarks at the Environmental Leadership Center luncheon, October 16, 2006

Warren Wilson College President Dr. Sandy Pfeiffer - remarks at the Environmental Leadership Center luncheon, October 16, 2006

Fiddle solo - by Matthew Turino at the Heartstone evening celebration

Janisse Ray - remarks at the Environmental Leadership Center's Council of Advisor's luncheon on October 16, 2006.

Janisse Ray - reading of her contribution (her first poem) to Heartstone

Julia Kernitz - student observations of her four years at Warren Wilson College and the role of the Environmental Leadership Center in her college career

Sadie Adams - student of Warren Wilson College sharing her experiences with the Environmental Leadership Center

Dr. John Casey - remarks by Warren Wilson College Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Ann Turkle - Chair of the Warren Wilson College undergraduate creative writing program - reading at the Heartstone evening celebration

John Lane - reading by author at the Heartstone evening celebration

Gary Lilley - faculty of Warren Wilson College - reading by author at the Heartstone evening celebration

Catherine Reid - author reading at the Heartstone evening celebration

Sebastian Matthews - reading by author - joined by the Warren Wilson College Chorale at the Heartstone evening celebration

Thomas Rain Crowe - reading by the author at the Heartstone evening celebration

Thomas Rain Crowe - performing with flute at the Heartstone evening celebration

MariJo Moore - author reading at the Heartstone evening celebration

Warren Wilson College Chorale - come now and gather at the green

 

Recordings found on this page were recorded and edited by Phillip Gibson of the Environmental Leadership Center of Warren Wilson College. No reproduction or use of these recordings are permitted without written consent.