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

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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