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Colloquium on the Environment

The Colloquium on the Environment is a joint venture between PSIEE and the University's Finance and Business Environmental Stewardship Strategy. The event features in-depth presentations about Penn State's environmental initiatives, from both operational and academic units. The day's activities culminate with a nationally-known speaker discussing a current topic related to energy or the environment.

2013 Colloquium

Majora CarterMajora Carter will speak on the University Park campus on Monday April 22, 2013 as part of the 9th annual Colloquium on the Environment speaker series. Her talk ""Home(town) Security" is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas Building. A reception will be held immediately following her lecture on the Willaman Gateway, the bridge spanning the pedestrian mall section of Shortlidge Road on campus. Event is free and open to the public.

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2012 Colloquium

E.O.WilsonE.O. Wilson, spoke on the University Park campus on Monday April 16, 2012 as part of the 8th annual Colloquium on the Environment speaker series. His talk "The Social Conquest of Earth" was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas Building. A book signing and reception immediately followed his lecture. Event was free and open to the public.

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2011 Colloquium

Andrew RevkinAndrew Revkin, spoke on the University Park campus on Tuesday April 19, 2011 as part of the annual 7th annual Colloquium on the Environment speaker series. His talk "9 Billion People + 1 Planet = ?" was scheduled for 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the HUB-Robeson Center. A book signing immediately followed his lecture. Event was free and open to the public.

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2010 Colloquium

Bill McKibbenBill McKibben was the keynote speaker for the 6th Annual Colloquium on the Environment held on Monday October 4, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.in the HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium on the University Park Campus. A book signing was held immediately follow his lecture. He gave the talk "The Most Important Number in the World."

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2009 Colloquium

David SukukiDavid Suzuki was the keynote speaker for the 2009 5th Annual Colloquium on the Environment, which was held Monday April 20, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.in the HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium on the University Park Campus. The title of his talk was "The Challenge of the 21st Century: Setting the Real Bottom Line."

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2008 Colloquium

Amory LovinsAmory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute Co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Scientist, was the keynote speaker at the 2008 Colloquium on the Environment, held at 5:00 p.m. on April 29th in the HUB-Robeson Auditorium on the University Park Campus. The title of his talk was "Whole System Thinking and Radical Energy Efficiency."

2006 Colloquium

William McDonoughWilliam McDonough, internationally renowned designer and leader in environmental design, was the keynote speaker for the 3rd Annual Colloquium on the Environment. The event was held on Monday April 24, 2006 in the HUB-Robeson Auditorium. He gave the talk "Renewing Hope: A Design Strategy for the Next Century."

2005 Colloquium

Christine Todd Whitman 2005 was the second annual Colloquium on the Environment and featured Christine Todd Whitman as the keynote speaker. She presented "Shaping the Future: America's Environment Today."

2004 Colloquium

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 2004 was the inaugural year the Colloquium on the Environment. Keynote speaker Robert F. Kennedy Jr. gave the talk "Our Environmental Destiny."

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