On Monday, April 17, Mark Hertsgaard, author of “Earth Odyssey,” will kick off the series of EarthWeek observances and campus activities at Ithaca College. Hertsgaard will present “Three Feet of Water: Global Warming and How to Beat it” at 8:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites in the Campus Center.
Hertsgaard will also be the featured speaker for a Sustainability Café on Monday, April 17, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room on the 1st floor in the Campus Center. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy "teachable edible" snacks while partaking in "A Conversation with Mark Hertsgaard."
Hertsgaard is a San Francisco-based independent journalist and author. He currently writes as the environment correspondent for The Nation, and is the political correspondent for US satellite broadcaster, LinkTV. His most recent book is The Eagle's Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World.
You might like to read Hertsgaard's short essay Clinging to the Green Dream (published 2004) for a personal account of researching his books, The Eagle's Shadow and Earth Odyssey.
Hertsgaard has regularly contributed radio programming for National Public Radio (NPR). This includes political commentator for Living on Earth (to 2003) and more recently environment commentaries for Marketplace, the US's most-listened to business radio programming.
Hertsgaard has lectured at Harvard, Yale, and Stanford and taught non-fiction writing at Johns Hopkins and the University of California at Berkeley School of Journalism.
All Earth Week events are free and open to the public.
For more information about Mark Hertsgaard, visit http://www.markhertsgaard.com/