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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, ScDFounder 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 and many other books related to sustaianbility. More information.
Bill McKibbenBill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write a dozen more books. He is a founder of, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the world in every country save North Korea, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline, and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. 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. Published How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness that Helps the World in 2016More information.
Dave PeltonFounder of Clean Cities of Middle Tennessee and President of Trust for the Future and CEO 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, PhDDirector at Bard Center for Environmental Policy 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 BarrieInterim Chief Executive Officer of the Tennessee Environmental Council. More information.
Jennifer BarrieYouth Initiative Director of \"Kilowatt Ours\" and environmental educator. More information.
Kim Shinn, PE, LEED APPrincipal and senior sustainability engineer at 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 current Vanderbilt University School of Law 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, JDNow Board Chair of the Cumberland River Compact. 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 Executive Director of Chicago Wilderness. More information.
Tim Mohin, MADirector of Corporate Responsibility at Advanced Micro Devices and author of Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger’s Guide to Working in Corporations ; formerly of EPA, Intel and Apple Corporation. More information.
Van Jones, JDCNN political contributor, previous adviser of Green Jobs for President Obama. Expert 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, PhDAssociate Professor of Sociology at Brown University and the Institute for the study of Environment and Society. 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.
Devita Davison Executive Director of FoodLab Detroit, a diverse group of locally-owned food businesses committed to taking active steps together towards a more delicious, healthy, fair, and green food economy in Detroit. More information.
Dr. Paul Bowen Director of Sustainable Operations, of one of the largest beverage companies, The Coca-Cola Company. He is responsible for ensuring Company commitments in water, energy, climate, and packaging recovery are met. More information.
Majora Carter A leading urban revitalization strategist and public radio host from the South Bronx. Founder of the non-profit environmental justice solutions corporation Sustainable South Bronx. More information.
Peggy Shepard Co-founder of WE ACT for environmental justice. "WE ACT’s mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices." More information.
Dr. Sylvia Earle The first female chief scientist of NOAA, Founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc., Founder of Mission Blue and SEAlliance, Chair of the Advisory Councils of the Harte Research Institute, and the Ocean in Google Earth. More information.
Erin Brokovich The legal clerk in the case against Pacific Gas and Electric, and president of Brokovich Research and Consulting. More information.
Dr. David Orr Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin. More information.
Mary BerryFounder and Executive Director of the Berry Center, which works to preserve traditional and sustainable agriculture. More information.
Wendell Berry A writer focused on the relationship between humans and the environment. More information.