Richard Louv is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin Books), translated into 13 languages and published in 20 countries, has stimulated an international conversation about relationships between children and nature. The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin Books, 2011), offers a new vision for the future, in which our lives are as immersed in the natural world as they are in technology. This future, available to all of us right now, offers better psychological, physical and spiritual health for people of every age.
In 2008, Louv was awarded the Audubon Medal, presented by the National Audubon Society. Previous recipients include Rachel Carson, E. O. Wilson and President Jimmy Carter. In 2012, Louv delivered the closing keynote at the first White House Summit on Environmental Education. Louv has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, and other major publications. He has appeared on many national TV shows, including NBC’s Today Show and Nightly News, the CBS Evening News, ABC’s Good Morning America, and NPR's Morning Edition, Fresh Air, and Talk of the Nation.
Louv's presentation is a part of the Center for Sustainability's seminar series, featuring nationally and internationally recognized leaders in sustainability since 2008. Attendance verification will be provided for students.
This event is open to the public and free of charge!
Student Sustainability Fees at work!
Activities at the Rotunda/Earth Day Celebration 10 am - 2 pm. Sustainable Tour at 1 pm, Sustainable Feast and Open Mike Night at The Garden of the Coastal Plain 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Founded in August 2008, the center originated as an Office of Sustainability in the College of Science and Technology and transitioned into the Center for Sustainability in 2009. Dr. Lissa Leege, Professor of Biology has directed the Center for Sustainability since its inception in August 2008.
The mission of Georgia Southern University’s Center for Sustainability (CfS) is:
•To increase education and awareness of sustainability issues, both on campus and in the community
•To provide incentives for faculty, staff, and students to incorporate sustainability in research, teaching and service
•To form partnerships with local community to improve sustainability
•To implement best practices in sustainability at Georgia Southern University