Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.06
Liaison Jennifer Palilonis
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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Ball State University
Tier2-6: Sustainability Events

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Robert Koester
Director of CERES
Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES)
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Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the event(s):

1. Ball State University hosts international interdisciplinary Greening of the Campus Conferences which allow people representing diverse areas in university communities to share information on the social, environmental and economic issues of sustainability.
Over the years, key note presentations have been made by:
_____Ray Anderson
_____George Basile
_____Janine Benyus
_____Robert Berkebile
_____Geoff Chase
_____Anthonly Cortese
_____Robert Costanza
_____John Dibiaggio
_____Christine Ervine
_____Pliny Fisk III
_____Susan Flader
_____Hilary French
_____Eban Goodstein
_____Jonathan Harris
_____Hazel Henderson
_____Nan Jenks-Jay
_____Frances Moore Lappe
_____Richard Norgaard
_____Chris O'Brien
_____Michael Ogden
_____Sabine O'Hara
_____David Orr
_____Sara Parkin
_____John Perlin
_____David Quammen
_____Jerome Ringo
_____Debra Rowe
_____John Ryan
_____Jane Shaw
_____Cindy Shea
_____Michael Shuman
_____Sharon Stine
_____Dorceta Taylor
_____Mathis Wackernagel

2. The Ball State University Bracken Environmental Fund has been used to sponsor three major lectures for student, faculty, admnistrators, staff, and surrounding residents of the Muncie Community. They have included:

_____Thomas Friedman
New York Times foreign affairs columnist Tom Friedman will share his outlook on the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy from his new book Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America (September 2008), a number one New York Times bestseller.
http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CentersandInstitutes/COTE/News/20082009/ThomasFriedman.aspx

_____Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Speaker. Bracken Environmental Lecture Series. 'Our Environmental Destiny'. One of Time magazine's 'Heroes for the Planet,' Mr. Kennedy will discuss the role that natural resources play in our work, our health, and our identity as Americans. A passionate environmental speaker, he reminds us that we have a responsibility to protect and preserve our planet for future generations. Mr. Kennedy is chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeepers, senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the former president and now chair of the Waterkeeper Alliance.

_____Paul Hawken
In the Inaugural Bracken Environmental Series Lecture, Paul Hawken discussed ""Natural Capitalism: The Coming Efficiency Revolution" a book co-authored with Amory and Hunter Lovins. Hawken is a respected businessman, environmentalist and author whose books include the best sellers "Growing a Business" and "The Ecology of Commerce," plus "Seven Tomorrows" and "The Next Economy." His books have been published in more than 50 countries and 27 languages. Hawken chairs The Natural Step, U.S., and co-chairs The Natural Step, International.


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