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'Sustainability' Author David Wann to Speak at UWFox

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David WannThe University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting noted author, David Wann, as part of a campus teach-in on Wednesday, April 21 to help recognize and promote Earth Week and the 40th anniversary of "Earth Day."  Wann's presentation and discussion takes place in Perry Hall, located in the campus' new Communication Arts Center, from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Wann is one of the authors for the landmark book, "Affluenza," which is a designated campus read for the 2009-2010 academic year. He has also authored, "Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle," as well as eight other books, appeared on 25 television programs and videos, and made more than a hundred presentations and speeches.

His presentation at UWFox, addressing, "Affluenza, the All-Consuming Epidemic," is free and open to the public with unreserved seating.

Wann is president of the not-for-profit "Sustainable Futures Society," consulting on various aspects of sustainable development.  He has helped define the meaning of sustainable lifestyles, designs, technologies and policies.

"Earth Day" was founded by Gaylord Nelson, former Senator from Wisconsin, "to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. The first "Earth Day" was held on April 22, 1970.

For more information about Wann's presentation, contact Dr. Jamie Douglas, UWFox lecturer in geography and geology, at 832-2851 or email Jamie.douglas@uwc.edu.

Posted on 04/14/2010