1. Building Health Forum Closing Plenary - David Orr


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    Keynote by: David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Oberlin College On December 11, the Building Health Forum welcomed nearly 200 of the world’s preeminent experts and thought leaders pioneering the healthy buildings and healthy communities movement for a series of provocative keynotes, educational sessions, tours and networking receptions. It is the first feature-length event produced by the Building Health Initiative, an unprecedented coalition of 45 world-class companies and organizations from multiple sectors revolutionizing procurement strategies, fostering healthier communities and, ultimately, reframing green building as a public health issue. Learn more at http://www.build-health.org

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    • Session 2: Climate and Region - David Orr


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      David Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College, speaks as a contributor during Session 2: Climate and Region. Introduction by Lisa Iulo, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Pennsylvania State University. For more information on Architecture and Energy: The Influence of Climate and Region, visit http://www.architectureandenergy.com

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      • A sense of the River House


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        A sense of the River House is a tiny glimpse of an old school house my family stayed in. I found the old school house to be a mysterious places to explore and ponder. Correspondences between the old school master and school inspectors from the 1900s were framed and hung on the hallway walls. Maybe when we feel the intense emotions that a school house can bring, part of us can be recorded by the bricks and mortar. Format 6.85:1 Panasonic GH2 Voigtlander 25mm

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        • AUIS Children


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          The American University in Iraq - Sulaimani Commercial AUIS Children Production Company: Brooska Producer : Peter Scott Director of Photography/Camera : Pablo Rojo DP assistant/Camera : Alfred Thirolle Music : David Orr Edited by: Haider Alwash Director: Ahmed Jaf Filmed with Canon 5D Mark II and the canon 7D Canon EOS lenses

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          • David Orr: Politics & Environment in a Sustainable & Desirable Future


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            April 27, 2006 Beyond Environmentalism: Envisioning a Sustainable and Desirable Future David Orr is currently Professor and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College. He is perhaps best known for his pioneering work on environmental literacy in higher education and his recent work in ecological design. He raised funds for and spearheaded the effort to design and build a $7.2 million Environmental Studies Center at Oberlin College, a building described by the New York Times as "the most remarkable" of a new generation of college buildings and selected as one of 30 "milestone buildings" in the 20th century by the U.S. Department of Energy. David Orr is the author of four books: The Last Refuge: The Corruption of Patriotism in the Age of Terror (Island Press, 2004); The Nature of Design (Oxford, 2002); Earth in Mind (Island, 1994); Ecological Literacy (SUNY, 1992) and co-editor of The Global Predicament (North Carolina, 1979) and The Campus and Environmental Responsibility (Jossey-Bass, 1992). He has published 120 articles in scientific journals, social science publications, and popular magazines. This biography was taken from David Orr's website at Oberlin College.

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            • Building an Election: Election Day


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              Election Day in Cook County is told through the perspectives of election judges and call center operators as they go through their day. Please visit cookcountyclerk.com for more information about elections in Cook County. ... (more info)

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              • Little Sister Manipulator


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                A short comedy by the Nineteenth State Collective Written by Kristin Peach Hooker Directed by Nathan Vollmar Featuring: Kristin Peach Hooker, David Orr, and David Brant Cinematography by William Winchester Claytor Music by Matt Tobey Sound by Justin Vollmar Edited by Nathan Vollmar and William Winchester Claytor Shot in Bloomington, Indiana in the spring of 2007 ©2007 Nineteenth State Productions, LLC

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                • Part 4, Conclusion, Dr. David Orr, Morning Discussion, May 19,2010


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                  Part 4 (Conclusion): Stealthy Gatherers and Hunters "The neural network among us in a tribe, in a common area, is greater than the sum of the parts," says Wes Jackson. "It's...QUALITATIVELY different... and that becomes your, sort of, shield." "Where are the parallels," he continues, "that we can find for human behavior that stand in opposition to the forces of power? Because it will be the forces of power that don't mind using fossil fuels." As the group discusses strategies for forming a local collective, David Orr offers this approach: "Maybe indirect strategy is a real smart way to do it. Keep things below the radar screen. Don't get people too anxious or say no too quick, because a no is a hard thing to turn back into a yes." "Once you raise the anxiety level," David advises,"I think it's incumbent on us as teachers, or as teachers of community, to give them a path- something to do... and they don't have to drink the koolaid... Whether they believe in climate change or not." Outside, it was a dark and rainy day in Salina, Kansas. -RF

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                  • Focus: Confronting Climate Collapse


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                    David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College. Orr says the crisis surrounding climate change is political. He shares what he thinks President Barack Obama should do to raise awareness about changes to the environment. (Produced by Sean Powers/WILL) To hear more from an interview he did with WILL's David Inge, click here: http://will.illinois.edu/focus/interview/focus110127a/

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                    • Part 3, Dr. David Orr, Morning Discussion, May 19,2010


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                      Part 3: Philosophy, Psychology and Money! David Orr and Wes Jackson begin by contrasting culture with metrics... to move beyond Descartes' philosophy of self-involvement to what Wes calls a culture of "loving thy neighbor." As David says, It's about "seeing ourselves in a larger fabric." Local currency is explored fruther. In Oberlin, "Obie dollars" are a medium of exchange among locals. Wes believes that the current system will insist on taxing local currencies, thus preventing local economies. David talks about the two deficits: "There is no way the United States can pay off 40 to 60 trillion dollars of indebtedness," says Orr. The other deficit is the carbon accumulation in the atmosphere. "The trick," he says,"is to solve the one without compounding the other." The psychologists examine how personal anxiety seeks relief in the trivial. One wonders... Is this why trivial pursuits such as electronics and pop culture are addictive? Perhaps it is personal resilience that is the MOST valuable local currency. -RF

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