Keynote Presentations

Greening of the Campus IX: Building Pedagogy
March 18-21, 2012,
L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 


Bill Browning

Bill Browning is co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green, recent recognized as the 2011 Evergreen Awards Perspective Winner. Bill helped build Buckminster Fuller’s last experimental structure. In 1991, he founded Green Development Services at the Rocky Mountain Institute, an entrepreneurial, non-profit “think and do tank”. His consulting projects at RMI included new towns, resorts, building renovations, and high-profile demonstration projects including Wal-Mart’s Eco-mart, the Greening of the White House, the National Aquarium, Disney Hong Kong, the Pentagon, Lucas Film, Grand Canyon National Park and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Village. In 1999 Green Development Services was awarded the President’s Council for Sustainable Development/Renew America Prize.


Majora Carter

Majora Carter is an economic consultant, public radio host, and environmental justice advocate from the South Bronx area of New York City. Carter founded the non-profit environmental justice solutions corporation Sustainable South Bronx before entering the private sector. Since leaving Sustainable South Bronx, Carter has been president of a private, for-profit "green" economic consulting firm, The Majora Carter Group, LLC. In the June 2010 issue of Fast Company magazine, Majora Carter was listed as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.


Debera Johnson

Debera Johnson is Founder and Executive Director of the Pratt Design Incubator. She serves as
Pratt’s Academic Director of Sustainability and has been working across the institute to implement Pratt’s strategic commitment to link the greening of its campus with greening of its academic programs. Deb is leading the vision for Pratt’s Center for Sustainable Design Studies and Research (CSDS) - an open source regional resource center for educators and designers. Recently she founded PALS (Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability) an international group of educators envisioning the future of art and design education.


Amory Lovins

Amory Lovins is an American environmental scientist and writer, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. He has worked in the field of energy policy and related areas for four decades. Harvard University-educated, he was named by Time magazine one of the World's 100 most influential people in 2009. He has provided expert testimony in eight countries, briefed 19 heads of state, and published 29 books -- including Reinventing Fire, Winning the Oil Endgame, Small is Profitable, and Natural Capitalism.


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 and a James Marsh Professor at the University of Vermont. 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.” He has been a scholar in residence at Ball State University, the University of Washington, and other universities. He has lectured at hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has served as a Trustee for many organizations including the Rocky Mountain Institute, the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and the Bioneers. He has been a Trustee and/or advisor to ten foundations.

St. Pierre

Louise St. Pierre

Louise St. Pierre researches and teaches in sustainable design and medical design. She is co-author of internationally recognized curriculum, Okala Ecological Design, and represents Emily Carr in the international Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability (PALS). She has received funding for a broad range of sustainable and ecological design initiatives, including awards from the U.S. EPA. She continues to lecture internationally on sustainable and ecological design. She is currently developing the 4th edition of Okala Ecological Design for the professional design audience. Okala has recently been translated into French by the government of France.

Green for All

Green for All College Ambassadors Program

The Green for All College Ambassadors Program is working to reframe the face of environmentalism. Critical to this success is cultivating the next generation of green leaders, particularly youth from communities of color who have the most to gain from a clean-energy economy. The Green For All College Ambassador program provides a focused vehicle to foster young, green-economy champions. The program follows the academic calendar and runs on fifteen historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Ambassadorship consists of expert trainings, a mentorship program in partnership with Green For All Academy Fellows, student-led green education workshops, and a semester long campus sustainability initiative created and carried out by the Ambassadors with support from students, faculty and Green For All.