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Santee Cooper Lecture Series

Wednesday, Feb. 8,  2012, 7 p.m. 

  Jack Byrne 

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.  

Palmer, tim  

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 laneje@wofford.edu.