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Sustainability Speaker Series
In Sept. 2009, celebrity chef, Alice Waters, visited with Emory students and administrators and visited the farmers market.

Past speakers include:

2011 - 2012
Harrison Dillon, Co-Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer, Solazyme, Inc.
"Renewable Oil Production: From Algae to Oil"

2010 - 2011
Jonathan Bloom, Author, "American Wasteland," on food waste in America.

Yola Carlough, Director of Sustainability, Burt's Bees, "Doing Well and Doing Good: The Greater Good Business Model at Burtís Bees"


2009 - 2010
Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food Movement and the Terra Madre Foundation. Petrini signed copies of his books, including his latest, recently released in English, "Terra Madre: Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities."


2008 - 2009
Jay Hakes, director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum and author of "The Quest for Energy Independence."

Michael Pollan, noted journalist and author of, among other works, "The Omnivore's Dilemma."

Steve Sanderson, former dean of Emory College and president of Wildlife Conservation Society, presented lectures related to climate change.


2007 - 2008
Paul Hawken, business entrepreneur and influential environmentalist who recently authored: "Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming" and the seminal work "The Ecology of Commerce."

Barbara Kingsolver, noted author and local food advocate to discuss "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life."

Alice Waters, chef and owner of Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California and a leader in introducing healthy, local, and sustainable foods and food gardens into elementary education.