As a part of the two weeks of environmental events leading up to the “Saving Communities, Saving the Environment” conference at Haverford during Earth Day weekend, there is an exhibit of rare and valuable environmental books in the Special Collections. This exhibit has been developed by Lesley Fleischman, in conjunction with Earthquakers (Haverford’s environmental group) and with help from Ann Upton.
Highlights of this exhibit include first editions of Thoreau’s Walden and The Maine Woods, Darwin’s The Origin of the Species, and Emerson’s Nature. Also on display are drawings by John James Audubon and a book of nature photographs by Ansel Adams.
“Saving Communities, Saving the Environment” Conference
The conference, held Earth Day weekend (April 20-21st) at Haverford College, will feature environmental and community leaders making a difference at Haverford, in Philadelphia, and beyond. The conference is presented by Haverford’s Committee for Environmental Responsibility, Women’s Center, Students’ Council, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Deans’ Office, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Haverford’s President Tom Tritton.
Speakers include: Steven Curwood, host of the NPR show “Living on Earth,” Lois Gibbs, president of the Center for Health Environment and Justice and a 2006 Honorary Degree recipient at Haverford, and others.
For more information or to register for the conference, please contact Hannah Shulman or visit the Committee for Environmental Responsibility’s Web site