Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 10:00am

Carl Zimring of Roosevelt University will speak on Sustainability. Zimring is an American environmental historian who currently serves as an assistant professor at Roosevelt University, where he co-founded the Sustainability Studies program. Zimring's research focuses on ways that human societies manage wastes, and how waste management practices shape environmental, technological, economic, and social systems.

Zimring's book Cash for Your Trash is considered a sweeping account of industrial recycling long before residential recycling became popular, and a fine contribution to urban and environmental history. He has published more than twenty essays, reviews, and articles in scholarly journals and publications ranging from Environmental History to History News Network.

Sue Lodgen will facilitate.