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22nd Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures

Greening the Campus: Values in Action


David Orr and Kevin Lyons spoke on “Greening the Campus: Values in Action” at the Twenty-Second Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures on October 26, 2002 at the Edwards Church in Northampton, MA.

Our regional colleges and universities are just one of a number of local institutions whose purchasing policies could be directed to more responsibly impact local economies and local communities. As active members of such institutions how can we help effect the change necessary to invigorate regional economies while employing environmental safeguards?

This year’s Annual E. F. Schumacher lecturers, joined by a panel including David Ehrenfeld (moderator), Grace Wicks Schlosser, and Julian Keniry, came with practical suggestions.

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Event Speakers

David W. Orr

David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics as well as Special Assistant to the President of Oberlin College and executive director of the Oberlin Project. He is perhaps best known for his pioneering work on environmental literacy in higher education and his leading role in the promising new field … Continued

Kevin Lyons

Kevin Lyons began his career at Rutgers University in 1988 as director of procurement working on numerous projects and proposals relating to green purchasing and improving contracts, transforming the way the university did its daily business, from lighting and energy management to waste recycling and contract packaging. Early in his career at Rutgers, he successfully … Continued