Environment & Sustainability

Powerful speakers who seek to create a sustainable world

Annie Leonard

Executive Director for Greenpeace USA and widely known for her documentary The Story of Stuff, Leonard is vigorously dedicated to ecological sustainability. Her criticism of excessive consumerism challenges what we make, use and throw away.

Annie Leonard: The Story of Stuff

Sonia Shah

An investigative journalist and critically acclaimed author. Addressing topics from human rights to international politics, Shah tracks viruses, drugs, and their future impacts on society.

Video: Sonia Shah on Malaria

 

David Quammen

Quammen’s science journalism creates a fascinating blend of exploration and storytelling.  He brilliantly explains complicated science concepts to his audiences.  Three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award and long-time contributing writer for National Geographic.

Video: Emerging Diseases and the next Human Pandemic