Speakers & Lectures Series
Over the years Ursinus College has promoted awareness of the environment
and sustainability by hosting guest speakers who are experts in the field.
Students have had the opportunity over the years to meet these speakers
and interact with them on a level that can only be found on a college campus
that makes events like these accessible.
2010-2011 Academic Year:
My Empire of Dirt
November 11, 2010
For seven months, Howard, a lifelong urbanite, woke up every morning and ventured into his 800-square-foot backyard to maintain the first farm in Flatbush, Brooklyn, in generations. His goal was to subsist on what he could produce on this farm, and only this farm, for at least one month. He began when he wrote his award-winning New York magazine cover story, culminating with his new book, My Empire of Dirt.
Diet for a Hot Planet
Lappé is widely respected for herwork on sustainability and foodsystems. Her most recent book is Diet for aHot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It. She is host of MSNʼs Practical Guide to HealthierLiving and PBSʼ The Endless Feast.
Dr. Katie Tripp
Manatee Management orHuman Management?
Protecting anEndangered MarineMammal in a Highly Developed Environment
September 20, 2010
Tripp is director of science and conservation for Save theManatee Club, the preeminent organization devoted to the conservation of manatees in North America. Previously she worked as a manatee consultant for a Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project.