Harwood Lecture Series

The Harwood Lecture series was established in 1992 in honor of Michael Harwood, one of the founders of the Washington Environmental Council. Originally a biennial program, lectures are now held on relevant environmental topics more frequently and are open to the public at no charge.

2015

Dr. George Garland
"The Road to Paris and Beyond" - a Lecture on Climate Change
Reverend Canon Sally Bingham
"Amplifying Pope Francis' Encyclical on Caring for Our Common Home"
Laura Rissolo
Landscape Designer - "Habitat for Pollinating Insects"

2014

Nick Mancini
Certified Master Gardener, Author, Lecturer - “Organic Gardening - Vegetables and Flowers"

2013

Dr. William H. Schlesinger
President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies - "Global Climate Change: Causes, Impacts and Things You Can Do"

2012

Alex Prud'homme
Author, Lecturer - The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century

2011

Paul Tukey
Author, Filmaker, Lecturer - Global Warming and Your Garden

2010

Bill McKibben
Author, Educator & Environmentalist - Climate Change
Jim Serach
Science Teacher, Lecturer - Student Involvement in Environment
Carol Gracie
Author - Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast
Rose Hiskes
Diagnostician and Horticulturist - Asian Longhorn Beetle

2009

John Turenne
Executive Chef - Sustainable Food

2008

Peter Picone
Author, Lecturer - Native Plants for Wildlife
Mark Biedron
Founder, The Willow School - "LEED" School Construction

2007

John Maxwell
Managing Director, Parker Global Strategies
Keri Enright
Director, Smart Power - Alternative Energy: Global Issues & Local Action

2006

Donna Ellis
UConn Extension Program - Invasive Plant Control
Andrew Roraback
CT State Senator - WEC's 35th Anniversary

2005

Dr. Michael Klemens
Herpetologist - Biodiversity in CT
Robert Crelin
Author - Dark Skies : Light Pollution

2003

Richard Blumenthal
CT Attorney General - State Environmental Issues

2002

Michael Pollan
Author, Environmentalist - The Botany of Desire

2000

Dr. Warren Leon
Ex. Director, Sustainable Energy Association - The Consumers Guide to Effective Environmental Choices

1998

Russell Brenneman
President, Conn. Forest & Park Association
David Sutherland
Nature Conservancy

1997

Marcy Benstock
Ex. Director, Clean Air Campaign - What An Individual Can Do

1995

Dr. Barry Commoner
Author, Environmentalist - The State of the Environment & What We Can Do About It

1993

Jake Page
Editor, Natural History Magazine - Think Locally, Act Globally

1992

Madeleine Kunin
Governor of Vermont - A New Environmental Agenda