Denison Presents Two Speakers on Culture, Spirituality, and Environmental Change
Date of Event: November 3, 2009
Posted: October 23, 2009
PLEASE NOTE: This lecture has been canceled and may be rescheduled.
As a part of this year’s campus-wide “Consumption” theme at Denison, the Goodspeed Lecture Series and the Department of Environmental Studies will present a lecture by David Orr, professor of environmental studies and politics at Oberlin College and the University of Vermont, and David Kline, an Ohio Amish farmer and writer, at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Orr and Kline will discuss “Ecological Conscience and Social Change: Two Perspectives on Human Consumption,” focusing on the spiritual aspects of environmentalism. The event, moderated by Abram Kaplan, the Anne Powell Riley Director of the Environmental Studies Program, is free and open to the public.
Best known for his work in environmental literacy in higher education and his work in ecological design, Orr has authored such books as “Design on the Edge: The Making of a Higher Performance Building,” “The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment,” and “Ecological Literacy,” in addition to the numerous articles he has written for scientific journals, social science journals, and popular magazines. Coming from a long line of preachers, Orr holds three honorary degrees and works as an adviser to the Trust for Public Land and the National Parks Advisory Committee.
A Bishop in his community in Holmes County, David Kline has authored two books that reflect on his life as an Amish farmer, “Great Possessions: An Amish Farmer’s Journal” and “Scratching the Woodchuck: Nature on an Amish Farm.” Although living in a very different world from Orr, both speakers will draw from their unique experiences and common interests, while discussing cultural identities, ecological value systems, and the ways in which spirituality shapes notions of environmental change.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — David Orr, professor of environmental studies and politics, and David Kline, Amish farmer and writer, lecture on “Ecological Conscience and Social Change: Two Perspective on Human Consumption,” at 7:30 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 3, in the Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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