Read about Earth Week 2014 Speakers:
Dr. Kenneth Shockley, University of Buffalo
Dr. Kenneth Shockley is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buffalo, where he teaches courses and publishes extensively on environmental philosophy, ethical theory and social philosophy. He also serves as the Director of UB’s Sustainability Academy and as an advisor to the Fulbright Program. Dr. Shockley received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy; his M.A. in Philosophy from SUNY, University at Buffalo; and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. At Washington University he was awarded the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He spent a year as a Fulbright Fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, and served with the Peace Corps in Malawi, where he taught mathematics, physical science and philosophy.
Nate Drag, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Nate Drag, New York Outreach Coordinator for the Alliance for the the Great Lakes, grew up in Dunkirk, NY and spent his childhood summers swimming and life guarding on Lake Erie. After attending the State University of New York College at Potsdam, Nate returned to Western New York to earn a Master's Degree in Urban Planning with a concentration in Environmental Planning from the University of Buffalo in 2008. After graduating, he was a member of the National Science Foundation's Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program in Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange, focusing his research on Great Lakes environmental policy and history. Since 2011, he has worked for the Alliance for the Great Lakes, the oldest citizen environmental organization in the Great Lakes, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Earth Week 2014 Keynote Speaker
Andrew Nisker, Take Action Films