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GOC V: Connecting to Place (2003)

Greening of the Campus V provides a new opportunity to further explore the critical issues, problems, and solutions we still face on our campuses and in our world. We invite and encourage your participation in this global gathering September 18–20, 2003.

Connecting to Place
September 18 - 20, 2003
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

David Orr is a pioneer in environmental literacy, campus ecology, and ecological design. He chairs Oberlin College’s environmental studies program, housed in the internationally renowned Adam Joseph Lewis Center. He has received the National Wildlife Federation’s National Conservation Achievement Award and is the education editor for Conservation Biology.

Christine Ervin
is president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, a national coalition that promotes environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy buildings. She also is a board officer for the Energy Trust of Oregon and was assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy’s $1 billion portfolio of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

Pliny Fisk III is co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, whose leadership in life-cycle sustainable design and development has earned national and international awards. He also has served on the
President’s Task Force on Sustainable Communities and received the Passive Solar Pioneer Award from the American Solar Energy Society in 2000.

Michael Ogden is one of the most experienced engineers in the design and project management of onsite natural treatment systems for wastewater, sewage, and storm water. He is a founding director of Natural Systems International and has completed more than 500 treatment systems and constructed wetlands projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China.

David Quammen is a renowned nature writer whose books include the award-winning Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction. He is a two-time winner of the National Magazine Award for his science essays and his columns in Outside magazine, and he received an Academy Award in Literature. He edited The Best American Science and Nature Writing in 2000.

Jane Shaw is a senior associate of the Political Economy Research Center (PERC) and an advocate of market approaches to environmental issues. A former Business Week editor, she directs PERC’s editorial outreach program
and has written or edited more than 100 published articles on environmental issues. She also helped develop PERC’s Environmental Education Program.

Mathis Wackernagel developed the widely used sustainability measure, the “Ecological Footprint,” and is director of the Indicators Program at Redefining Progress, a San Francisco-based activist think tank that promotes tools for building a sustainable future. He also coordinates the Centre for Sustainability Studies at Anahuac University of Xalapa, Mexico.