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Well-Known Presenters Host Sustainability Talks at Franklin & Marshall College


The Wohlsen Center for the Sustainable Environment will host two inspirational speakers in April at Franklin and Marshall College, in Lancaster, who will share insight and thought-provoking messages about our choices and responsibility in creating a cleaner, healthier planet.

Photographer and artist Chris Jordan will discuss his large works that expose mass overconsumption, at 11:30 a.m., April 16, in Bonchek Lecture Hall. His dramatic images and popular series, Running the Numbers, leaves an unsettling impression about the unconscious, habitual behavior of consumers in the U.S. Jordan’s long-zoom technique and bold approach allow for a symbolic and chilling perspective on the reality of waste and garbage in our midst.

Annie Leonard, an outspoken critic of excessive consumerism known for her animated film, The Story of Stuff, about the life cycle of material goods, will speak at 11:30 a.m., April 18, in Mayser Gymnasium. Leonard has traveled to 40 countries, exploring environmental issues and meeting with communities, governments and businesses. She discusses her insights into healthier, safer and more just ways to live on this planet, inspiring listeners to take action.

Location: Franklin and Marshall College campus, Harrisburg Ave., Lancaster. For more information, call 717-358-5863, email [email protected], or visit