Santee Cooper Lecture Series
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, 7 p.m.
Speaker: Jack Byrne, Director of the Sustainability Integration Office at Middlebury College
Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building
Jack Byrne will discuss the current state of
sustainability and higher education.
His efforts cover a wide range of initiatives
including green building design and construction, recycling, renewable energy
technologies and energy conservation, local foods, greenhouse gas reduction
strategies and transportation initiatives. He is working on implementing
Middlebury College’s strategies for becoming carbon neutral by 2016 through
renewable energy, conservation, efficiency, and offsets after all other
measures have been taken. Byrne recently co-authored “Responding to Climate
Change: Making it Happen at Middlebury College” in the publication The Green Campus: Meeting the Challenge of Environmental
Sustainability (APPA, 2008). Byrnes has a bachelor’s in biology from
Kent State University Honors College and a master’s degree in environmental law
from the Vermont Law School.
He also is the co-founder of the non-profit
Foundation for Our Future at the Center for a Sustainable Future, executive
director of River Watch Network, and developed the Shaping Our Future program.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 7 p.m.
Speaker: Tim Palmer, Photographer and Award-Winning Author
Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Tim Palmer will discuss Sustainability and Rivers.
A photographer and award-winning author of 20 books
on rivers, conservation and the environment, Palmer will speak on
“Sustainability and Rivers.” He is a dynamic public speaker with inspiring
slide shows about a range of environmental topics.
For information regarding the Santee Cooper Lecture Series, email John Lane at email@example.com.