The Speakers' Bureau was established in fall, 2008, creating a network of sustainability speakers on campus. The purpose of the Bureau is to spread the message of sustainability through every discipline and area of campus life.
Below is a list of speakers and a description of talks which they will give to your class, club or office. Contact the speakers individually or via the Sustainability Initiative.
Christopher McNulty, Associate Professor, Department of Art
(1) "Sustainability in contemporary art"
(2) "Rainwater harvesting: How to make a rain barrel."
Sushil H. Bhavnani, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
A brief summary of worldwide conventional
energy resources, followed by examples of recent Auburn University solar energy projects.
Nanette E. Chadwick, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
(1) "Finding and keeping Nemo: Development of sustainable fisheries for ornamental
aquarium organisms on coral reefs"
These talks focus on aspects of sustainable use of marine resources, in particular
on the world's coral reefs. They explore case studies of the application of scientific research
to support the development of sustainable fisheries, ecotourism, and aquaculture. These processes
affect our society in terms of the fish we eat, the critters we purchase to populate home and
public aquaria, and the activities we chose to pursue during seaside vacations. On a wider scale,
these talks are designed to educate students and organizations about issues facing our use of
ornamental marine organisms in public aquariums and zoos, conflicts in coastal resource use,
and how science interfaces with economics and politics in our use of the world's oceans.