Environmental Representatives promote and coordinate environmental awareness at Stanford University.
Earth Week Schedule
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- Monday, 22 April: Earth Fair / White Plaza, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, 23 April: Eric Drexler / Nanotechnology / Robinson House Lounge, 6:30 p.m.
Nanotechnology can help clean up oil spills, eliminate automobile emissions, and restore rain forests. After coining the term in the 1980s, Drexler wrote a book on the topic for a general audience,
Engines of Creation. Today, he writes and directs scientific and policy research efforts as Chairman of the Foresight Institute in Palo Alto
- Wednesday, 24 April: Robert Harrison / "Forests: The Shadow of Civilization" / Kresge, 8:00 p.m.
Professor Harrison will speak about the role of forests in our collective cultural imagination, tracing the mythology and literature of forests from antiquity to the present and showing that both our bodies and spirits depend on forests. He frames the issue of forest protection in the seldom-discussed framework of the humanities--come hear a fresh perspective!
Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature, says about Professor Harrison's book (with the same title as that of his talk), "This book is as deep with history as an ancient grove of trees, and as majestic, and open, and delightful."
- Thursday, 25 April: Environmental Poetry Reading / New Guinea Sculpture Garden, 8:30 p.m.