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Upcoming distinguished speakers

Spring 2020 guest speaker events - all events are free and open to the campus and local community:

  • Advancing Sustainability - Portland's Lessons Learned in Orlando

    Thursday January 16 - Local Food with John Rife of East End Market.  Bieberbach/Reed conference room, Cornell Campus Center at 7pm

    Thursday January 30 - Transportation & Livability with Rick Geller, attorney and Board Member Bike, Walk Central Florida.  Bieberbach/Reed conference room, Cornell Campus Center at 7pm.

    Tuesday February 6 - Energy with Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability and Resilience, Orlando. Bieberbach/Reed conference room, Cornell Campus Center at 7pm.

  • Environmental Justice Transforming Learning Summit: Dr. Robert Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University , is often described as the father of environmental justice.  February 20 at 7pm.

 

Fall 2019:

  • Storytelling for Impact: Path of the Panther" student workshop with National Geographic Explorer and Photographer, Carlton Ward Jr. and Path of the Panther project director, Tori Linder'14

  • National Geographic Explorer and Photographer, Carlton Ward Jr.   "Wild Florida: Hidden in Plain Sight"

  • "The Swamp" film showingThe Swamp tells the dramatic history of humanity's attempts to conquer the Florida Everglades, one of nature's most mysterious and unique ecosystems.  Discussion afterwards with Maggie Hurchalla, winner of the Natinal Wetlands Award and Dr. Leslie Poole.

  • A New Governor and Growth Management in Florida.  Join speakers from 1000 Friends of Florida; Director Paul Owens and Policy & planning Director Thomas Hawkins.

  • Guest speaker Catherine Edouard of Himane Sustainable Designs and New York City Fair Trade will speak on the importance of recycling and upcycling clothes and accessories.  

Past events 2018-2019:

  • Advancing Sustainability - Portland's Lessons Learned in Orlando
  • Dr. Joanne Kong - Wednesday, February 20 - Food for Thought: How a Greener Diet Can Transform You and the Planet.
  • Majora Carter, urban revitalization strategist and social-enterprise pioneer 
  • Cynthia Barnett, environmental journalist and author of Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
  • Jack Davis, 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner in History and author of The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea 
  • Rob Greenfield, environmental activist, entrepreneur, adventurer and humanitarian – 

Rollins Earns Environmentally Responsible Distinction-Green Colleges

Rollins College is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles Rollins in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”

The Princeton Review chose to include Rollins for this guide based on a survey it conducted in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure the schools’ commitment to the environment and to sustainability. The institutional survey included questions on the schools’ course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.