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Interested in hosting an environmental speaker at your next event, seminar, or course?  Check out a few of our ideas below.  Have someone you think should be added to this list?  Email us your suggestion!

SpeakerSpeaker Information/Biography
Anthony Cortese, ScDPresident of Second Nature, a nonprofit organization with a mission to catalyze a worldwide effort to make healthy, just, and sustainable action a foundation of all learning and practice in higher education. More information.
Barbara Kingsolver, MSAuthor of "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life," detailing her family's attempt to eat only locally grown food for an entire year. More information.
Bill McKibbenFounder of 350.org, an international climate campaign, and well-known author of numerous books and articles about climate change, religious environmentalism, and alternative energy. More information.
Charles Redman, PhDProfessor of Natural History and the Environment and Director of Arizona State University's School of Sustainability. More information.
Colin Beavan, PhD ("No Impact Man")Launcher of the No Impact Project, in which he, his wife, his two-year-old daughter and his four-year-old dog lived in the middle of New York City for one year with as little environmental impact as possible. More information.
Dave PeltonFounder of Clean Cities of Middle Tennessee and President of Trust for the Future. More information.
E.O. Wilson, PhDHarvard Professor of Biology and author of "The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth," which discusses the consequences of humanity's destructive impact on the Earth and its biodiversity. More information.
Eban Goodstein, PhDProfessor of Economics at Lewis and Clark College and creator of National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions. More information.
Ed Begley, Jr.Hollywood environmental leader and star of the eco-reality television show "Living with Ed." More information.
Jeff BarrieEnvironmental documentary filmmaker and director of "Kilowatt Ours." More information.
Jennifer BarrieYouth Initiative Director of "Kilowatt Ours" and environmental educator. More information.
Kim Shinn, PE, LEED APChairman of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). More information.
Lester Brown, MPA, MSFounder of the Worldwatch Institute and Earth Policy Institute. More information.
Mark Cohen, PhDVice President for Research and Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future environmental think tank and former Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management professor. More information.
Michael Crow, PhDPresident of Arizona State University. More information.
Michael Pollan, MAAuthor of "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto" and "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals." More information.
Paul Sloan, JDTennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Deputy Commissioner. More information.
Peter Senge, PhDAuthor of "The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World." More information.
Rob Melnick, PhDExecutive Dean and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) at Arizona State University. More information.
Suzanne Malec-McKenna, MALeading authority on energy, the environment and their connection to economic growth, and former Commissioner of Environment for the City of Chicago, current Senior Counsel for the strategic communications firm Jasculca Terman and Associates, Inc. (JT). More information.
Tim Mohin, MACurrently, Principal Sustainability Consultant with Environmental and Occupational Risk Management (EORM); formerly of EPA, Intel and Apple Corporation. More information.
Van Jones, JDExpert in human rights and the clean energy economy and author of "The Green Collar Economy." More information.
William McDonough, MArch, FAIAAuthor of "The Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability"; co-author of "Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things"; and co-founder of William McDonough & Partners, Architecture and Community Design and McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC). More information.
Scott Frickel, PhDProfessor at Wisconsin-Madison whose current research interests lie in the study of knowledge, in particular knowledge about the environment, environmental health, risk and justice. More information...
Chris Ann Lunghino, JDFounder and president of Sustainability USA. More information...
Billy ParishCo-founder and president of Solar Mosaic, a solar investment platform. He's also co-author of "Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money & Community in a Changing World." More information...
Bill Ruddiman, PhDProfessor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. More information...
Anthony Leiserowitz, PhDDirector of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and a Research Scientist at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. More information...
Aaron M. McCright, PhDAssociate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University. More information...
Timmons Roberts, PhDProfessor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Brown University, where he was Director of the Center for Environmental Studies from 2009 to 2012.