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Join us for Penn State’s annual Colloquium on the Environment, which presents global leaders to catalyze discussions across Penn State about how to address creatively energy and environmental challenges. This year, our keynote speaker is L. Hunter Lovins, founder and president of Natural Capitalism Solutions, a non-profit formed in 2002 in Longmont, CO. She will be speaking on the theme Climate Change: Profitably Solving the Problem.

A renowned author and champion of sustainable development for over 35 years, Hunter has consulted on business, economic development, sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies for scores of governments, communities, and companies worldwide. Within the United States, she has consulted for heads of state, departments of defense, energy agencies and hundreds of state and local agencies.

Hunter believes that citizens, communities and companies, working together within the market context, are the most dynamic problem-solving force on the planet.  She has devoted herself to building teams that can create and implement practical and affordable solutions to the problems facing us in creating a sustainable future.

Hunter has co‐authored fifteen books and hundreds of articles, and was featured in the award‐winning film, Lovins On the Soft Path. Her best‐known book, Natural Capitalism, Won the Shingo Prize. It has been translated into a more than three dozen languages and summarized in Harvard Business Review. Its sequel, The Way Out: Kickstarting Capitalism To Save Our Economic Ass, won the Atlas Award. Her book, Creating a Lean and Green Business System again won the Shingo Prize. Her latest book, A Finer Future won the Silver Nautilus Award.

The event is free and open to all. It will be both in person in 118 Katz Building and livestreamed online. Pre-registration is requested for in-person attendees and required for online attendees. For in-person attendance, paid parking is available in the Katz Lot and East Parking Decks.