Environment + Sustainability Speakers

Creating a sustainable future starts today. Our environmental author speakers share solutions for protecting the things that matter most--in our bodies and homes, on our plates, and in the natural world.

Paul Greenberg

James Beard Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food and American Catch: The Fight for our Local Seafood

Bjørn Lomborg

President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, political scientist, and author of Cool It

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Susan Casey

New York Times-bestselling author of The Wave and former editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine

Carl Hiaasen

Bestselling novelist, Newbery Honor winner, and Miami Herald columnist

Kristen Iversen

Award-winning author and PhD program director in Literary Nonfiction at University of Cincinnati

Mark Kurlansky

New York Times bestselling-author of Cod, Salt, and The Food of a Younger Land

David Owen

The New Yorker staff writer and author of Green Metropolis and The Conundrum

Eileen Rockefeller

Conservationist, venture philanthropist, and author of Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself

Neil Shubin

Evolutionary biologist and discoverer of the "Missing Link," and author of Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within

David Allen Sibley

The world's leading authority on birds and birding; author and illustrator

Jim Sterba

Award-winning journalist for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and author of Nature Wars

Mark Sundeen

Award-winning author of The Man Who Quit Money and The Unsettlers

Neil Swidey

Award-winning journalist and author of Trapped Under the Sea, and specialist in risk and safety

Alice Waters

Chef, author, activist and founder of Chez Panisse restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard Project