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Environment & Sustainability

The Oberlin Project: How One City is Eliminating Carbon, Restoring the Local Food Economy and Figuring Out How to Be Truly Sustainable

Friday, May 16, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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"The debate about climate change is essentially over. But that doesn't mean politicians are ready to act" – David Orr

David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Special Assistant to the President of Oberlin College. The Oberlin Project was formed out of David Orr's vision of full-spectrum sustainability: an all-encompassing joint venture by the town and College to create a thriving, sustainable and environmentally friendly community in Oberlin. He is the recipient of six honorary degrees and other awards including The Millennium Leadership Award from Global Green, the Bioneers Award, the National Wildlife Federation Leadership Award, a Lyndhurst Prize acknowledging "persons of exceptional moral character, vision, and energy."

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