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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

Green Design in Mind: Can we see past what we imagine? with David Orr

Thursday Apr 18 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University invites you to a discussion featuring green building expert Dr. David Orr of Oberlin College.

Networking reception: 5:30 pm
Program: 6:00 pm

The Academy invites you to a discussion of green building featuring Dr. David Orr, 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. More than 25 years ago, Orr organized studies of energy, water, and materials use on several college campuses that helped to launch the green campus movement. In 1996 he organized the effort to design the first substantially green building on a U.S. college campus, Oberlin’s Adam Joseph Lewis Center. The Center purifies all of its wastewater and is the first college building in the U.S. powered entirely by sunlight.

Dr. Orr, the Paul Sears Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College, is the author of Hope Is an Imperative: The Essential David Orr (2011), Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse (2009), The Last Refuge: The Corruption of Patriotism in the Age of Terror (2004); The Nature of Design (2002); Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect (2004); Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World (1992) and co-editor of The Campus and Environmental Responsibility (1992).

Bicentennial Series: New Questions for an Old Planet

For the past 200 years, Academy scientists have worked to solve many of nature’s great mysteries. As we enter our third century, we face new questions about how human behavior impacts the Earth and its natural systems. Expert panelists and distinguished speakers will explore these questions at our bicentennial series, “New Questions for an Old Planet.” We will inquire about climate change, energy, and population; food and public health; water; and green building, urban design, and the built environment. Join us this year to learn how you can make a difference!

The Academy’s Town Square Series runs through June 2013 and is open to the public. “New Questions for an Old Planet” is sponsored by the Academy and our partners at Drexel University.

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