Sustainability is focus of lecture series
Posted March 27, 2008; 01:16 p.m.
"Going Green? The Science and Practice of Conservation and Sustainability" is the theme of the Maclean House Lecture Series sponsored in April by the Office of the Alumni Association.
Faculty members from various departments will talk about current initiatives and theories on the topics of global warming, energy conservation and sustainability practices. The co-founders of TerraCycle, an environmentally friendly fertilizer business started by Princeton students in 2001, also will present a talk.
The lectures, which are open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in 10 East Pyne:
- April 8: "Technology and Policy for Living in a Greenhouse" by Robert Socolow, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
- April 15: "The Importance of Carbon Burial in Electricity Generation" by Michael Celia, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering.
- April 22: "Eco-Capitalism and the Power of Worm Poop" by TerraCycle co-founders Tom Szaky and 2005 alumnus Jon Beyer.