Celebrating Earth Day…Everyday!


Happy Earth Day! At the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau we our proud to work with  environmental authors and speakers who deliver presentations on various sustainability topics related to environmental issues, social responsibility and more.

Ed Humes

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ed Humes will get your audience “talking trash!” Humes, the author of Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, discusses how our waste lies at the heart of all the big problems of the day—the economy, energy, national security, the climate, and our diminishing natural resources. However, Humes argues that as big a problem as trash is, it is the one environmental issue that pretty much anyone can do something about and have it pay off. In his interactive and entertaining lectures, Humes shares the small but highly impactful actions anyone can take on the path to sustainability.


Kristen Iversen grew up in Colorado next to the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility, a secret plant that was designated “the most contaminated site in America” by the Department of Energy. Iversen shared this experience in her poignant work of narrative non-fiction, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, winner of the Colorado Book Award. The ten years of research into nuclear weapon production and other environmental hazards that went into Full Body Burden make Iversen’s lectures highly informative while also telling a personal story of activism and how anybody can fight for a cause they believe in.


An enlightening speaker, Neil Shubin’s lectures tell the story of our evolution as you’ve never heard it before. Shubin is a widely celebrated paleobiologist, credited with discovering the “missing link” between fish and land animals and showing us how deeply connected we all really are. Shubin’s bestselling book, Your Inner Fish, was adapted into a popular three-part PBS series last spring. Sharing his passion and enthusiasm for science, Shubin embarks on a modern-day detective story, uncovering the story of life on Earth.

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