David Orr is internationally recognized for his pioneering work on environmental literacy in higher education and his recent work in ecological design. He will give a lecture titled “Ecology and Politics: The Election of 2004” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, in Emerson B, Phillips Hall, at Ithaca College. Free and open to the public.
Orr raised funds for and lead the effort to design and build a $7.2 million Environmental Studies Center at Oberlin College, a building described by the New York Times as “the most remarkable” of a new generation of college buildings and selected as one of 30 “milestone buildings in the 20th century” by the U. S. Department of Energy. He is the author of three books: “The Nature of Design,” “Earth in mind,” and “Ecological Literacy” and is coeditor of “The Global Predicament and The Campus and Environmental Responsibility.” He has 120 published articles in scientific journals, social science publications, and popular magazines. This lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Environmental Studies Program, Department of Organizational Communication, Learning Design, Ithaca College Environmental Society, the Department of Anthropology, and EcoVillage at Ithaca.