In the past we have ignored the vital role plants play in our landscapes. We can no longer landscape with aesthetics as our only goal. Professor Doug Tallamy says "We must also consider the function of our landscapes if we hope to avoid a mass extinction that we ourselves are not likely to survive."
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Some Previous Speakers and Videos
Dr. George Rupp - Refuge from Conflicts - Video
Adam Gopnik - Writing Sanely About Politics in a Less-Than-Sane America - Video
Anne Garrels - Putin Country - Video
Ralph Nader - Citizen Action
Paul Goldberger - Why Architecture Matters
Professor Richard Elmore - Innovations in the Process of Teaching and Learning
Sen. James Buckley - Saving Congress from Itself
Richard Blanco - Inaugural Poet
Sander Vanocur - Can Democracy Survive the Media?
Muqtedat Khan - The Future of Islam in the West
Mark Bittman - The Future of Food
John Thornton - China: Our Partner in the World's Future
Jeffrey Sachs - Four Global Crises: Money, Security, Heat, Psychology
James Hoge - The Rise of China and the Challenge to America
Deborah Richter - Healthcare for All Americans
Dan Rather - The News - What Shouldn't Change
Akhill Reed Amar - The Constitution and the Balance of Powers