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Planetary Healing with John Todd
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
Philadelphia, United States
John Todd, Ph.D. is Research Professor and Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Vermont and a Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. He is the President of Ocean Arks International and Chairman of John Todd Ecological Design, Inc. based in Woods Hole, Massachussetts.
Dr. Todd is an applied ecologist working on whole systems design. His interests include the cultivation of foods, the restoration of damaged environments, economic landscapes, and ecological industrial parks. His goal is to search for ecological, political, and economic ways of capturing atmospheric carbon in to the soils of the world in order to help stabilize global climate. In his spare time he grows tropical shrimp and oysters. His passion is writing and decoding Nature's operating instructions. With his wife Nancy Jack Todd, he is the author or coauthor of six books.
He has been widely recognized over the past four decades. His honors include the Swizz Threshold Award, with his wife Nancy Jack Todd, for their contribution to human knowledge (1980). Hero of the Planet by Time Magazine (2000), Global Visionary Award by the City of Chicago (2006), the first recipient of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award for his plan to restore Appalachia (2008), and his Eco-Machine designs are being exhibited and honored at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt Museum Design Triennial in New York City (2010).
This program has been made possible with support from the William Penn Foundation and in collaboration with Philadelphia University, ecoventive, and the Urban Sustainability Forum.
When & Where
The Academy of Natural Sciences, Center for Environmental Policy
The goals of the Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) at the Academy of Natural Sciences are to evaluate key issues of environmental policy, facilitate dialogues and decision-making on environmental topics, and inform the public from both an academic as well as a practical perspective. CEP answers the need for a non-partisan, science-based organization that is capable of accessing and guiding a myriad of public and private stakeholders. For more information about current CEP projects and initiatives, please visit: http://www.ansp.org/environmental