David W. Orr

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David Orr

Des Moines, Iowa
Occupation Professor, writer, academic, activist
Nationality American
Education Westminster College
(B.A; English, 1965),
Michigan State
(M.A; 1966),
University of Pennsylvania
(Ph.D.; 1973)

David W. Orr (born in Des Moines, Iowa) is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College[1] and a James Marsh Professor at the University of Vermont. He is a well known environmentalist and is active in many areas of environmental studies, including environmental education and environmental design.

He holds a B.A. from Westminster College (1965), an M.A. from Michigan State University (1966), and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania (1973). He serves as a trustee for several organizations including the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Aldo Leopold Foundation.[2]

In 1996, he organized the construction of one of the greenest buildings in North America, the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies at Oberlin College.

He has been awarded a Bioneers Award in 2002, a National Conservation Achievement Award by the National Wildlife Federation in 1993, a Lyndhurst Prize in 1992 awarded by the Lyndhurst Foundation and the Benton Box Award from Clemson University for his work in Environmental Education (1995).[3]

Books published[edit]

  • Hope Is an Imperative: The Essential David Orr Publisher: Island Press (December 1, 2011) ISBN 1-59726-700-7
  • Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 2009) ISBN 0-19-539353-8
  • Design on the Edge: The Making of a High-Performance Building (Cooperative Information System) Publisher: The MIT Press (April 30, 2008) ISBN 0-262-65112-2
  • Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (The Bioneers Series). Publisher: Sierra Club Books; (October 1, 2005) ISBN 1-57805-153-3
  • The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention. Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; (October 14, 2004) ISBN 0-19-517368-6
  • Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect. Publisher: Island Press; (July 30, 2004) ISBN 1-55963-495-2
  • The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror. Publisher: Island Press; (March 15, 2004) ISBN 1-55963-528-2
  • Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World (Suny Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought). Publisher: State University of New York Press (January 1992) ISBN 0-7914-0874-4


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