Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
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).
The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hosted By: The Academy of Natural Sciences, Center for Environmental Policy
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