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E-M:/ David Orr, noted author, educator, environmental leader- tonight

Enviro-Mich message from "Link, Terry" <link@mail.lib.msu.edu>

Environmental educator and visionary Dr. David Orr, will be at Michigan State University to give the inaugural lecture in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development lecture series on Monday, November 29th at 7:30p.m. in B104 Wells Hall.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Orr's address, "What is Education For? Higher Education's Higher Calling" will be the first in a series of lectures celebrating the beginning of the decade that the UN has highlighted for urgent attention by the world community.

David Orr is a passionate, intelligent, and eloquent visionary of a sustainable future. An MSU Alumnus (1966), he is Professor and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College. He is perhaps best known for his pioneering
work on environmental literacy in higher education and his recent work in ecological design. He was awarded a National Conservation Achievement Award by the National Wildlife Federation in 1993, a Lyndhurst Prize in 1992 awarded by the
Lyndhurst Foundation "to recognize the educational, cultural, and charitable activities of particular individuals of exceptional talent, character, and moral vision," the Benton Box Award from Clemson University for his work in Environmental Education
(1995). He holds three Honorary Doctorates and has been a distinguished scholar in residence at Ball State University (1995) and Westminster College in Salt Lake City (1996). In a special citation, the Connecticut General Assembly noted Orr's "vision,
dedication, and personal passion" in promoting the principles of sustainability. The Cleveland Plain Dealer described him as "one of those who will shape our lives." David Orr is the author of four books: The Last Refuge: The Corruption of Patriotism
in the Age of Terror; The Nature of Design; Earth in Mind; Ecological Literacy; and co-editor of The Global Predicament and The Campus and Environmental Responsibility. He has published 120 articles in scientific journals, social science
publications, and popular magazines.


Sponsored by: MSU Office of the Provost, Office of VP for Research and Graduate Studies, University Committee for a Sustainable Campus, Office of Campus Sustainability, Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Environmental Leadership Program, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, CASID, WID, Centers for Integrative Studies in Social Science and Arts and Humanities, Knight Center in Environmental Journalism; RISE, CARRS, James Madison, Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project, Environmental Sciences and Policy, Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, Bailey Scholars Program, Central Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

Terry Link, Director
Office of Campus Sustainability
15 Olds Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824


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