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.

David Owen

The New Yorker staff writer and author of Green Metropolis and Volume Control

Suzanne Simard

Leader of The Mother Tree Project and Professor of Forest Ecology

Bren Smith

Restorative ocean farmer, co-founder of GreenWave, and author of Eat Like a Fish

Bina Venkataraman

Author of The Optimist's Telescope and Editorial Page Editor at The Boston Globe

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Susan Casey

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

Brian Castner

Decorated war veteran and author of The Long Walk and Disappointment River

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

Carl Hiaasen

Bestselling novelist, Newbery Honor winner, and former Miami Herald columnist

Kristen Iversen

Award-winning author of Full Body Burden and public health speaker

Mark Kurlansky

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

Bjørn Lomborg

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

Delia Owens

#1 New York Times-bestselling author of Where the Crawdads Sing and wildlife scientist

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