• "Changing the Framework of Development", Dec 2, 2011. MidMEAC Land Use Luncheon speaker. Lansing, MI
  • Commencement Address, Oakland Community College, May 2010,
  • Keynote, "Growing Our Food System" conference, Lansing, MI February 2010
  • "Moving Towards Sustainability", Keynote and workshop leader, EPA Region V, Sustainability Working Group, November 2009, Chicago, IL
  • Greening IT Summit, invited participant/panelist. EDUCAUSE, Washington, DC, November 2008
  • “After the Election: The Politics of Sustainability”. Paper, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference, November 2008, Raleigh, NC
  • “Building Networks for Sustainability”  Panelist, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference, November 2008, Raleigh, NC
  • “Citizenship on a Finite Planet”, Keynote, Faculty Institute, Jackson Community College, August 2008
  •  Seminar leader, Sustainability Summer Institute, Indiana University, July 2008, Bloomington, IN
  • “Planning and Budgeting for Sustainability” workshop with Geoff Chase, Michael Hamburger. CIC Academic Leadership Program.IndianaUniversity, February 2008
  • “Politics of Sustainability”, with David Orr and Debra Rowe. Greening of the Campus VII, BallStateUniversity, September 2007.
  • “ Creating a Sustainable Campus Program”, consultation with Indiana University. April 2007
  • “Campus Sustainability Officers: Panel of Options”. Earth Day Program, Eastern Kentucky University, April 2007“
  • Local Government and Sustainability” panelist/moderator. Economicology Conference, Wege Foundation, Grand Rapids, MI March 2007
  • “Fair Trade and Sustainable Consumption” lunch speaker, East Lansing Kiwanis. April 2007
  • “Fair Trade and Sustainable Consumption”, lunch speaker Lansing Kiwanis, December 2006.
  • “The Role of Institutional Investment Policies in Creating a Sustainable World” with Rex LaMore. Paper presented at AASHE Conference, Tempe, AZ. October 2006
  • “Consuming with Sustainability in Mind”. Meeting of the Minds, Lansing MI. Speaker. September 2006.
  • “Climate Change Citizenship”. Teach-In on Climate Change. Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI. Panelist. September 2006
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Judge, Campus Sustainability Award. September 2006.
  • . Speaker. Governor’s Cool City Conference. Lansing, MI. December 2004 Tipping to Cool: How Higher Education Can Lend a Hand
  • Earth Charter: A Tool for Building Sustainable Communities. Great Lakes Bioneers Conference. Traverse City, MI. October 2003.
  • Reducing Our Waste and Building Community. Keynote. Tri-County Waste Reduction Awards Program. April 2003.
  • Social and Cultural Aspects of Sustainability. Workshop with Dr. Jim Crowfoot. Great Lakes Bioneers Conference. Traverse City, MI October 2002.
  • Sustainability: What Might it Mean? Lansing Community College. Lansing, MI. Lecture. April 2006
  • Grand Rapids, MI. Co-planner. April 2006 Economicology 8.0.
  • Responsibly Investing in Michigan’s Future: Community Development Investment Strategies. 19th MSU Annual Spring Institute. Co-organizer. East Lansing, MI. April 2006.
  • Greening Meetings and Conferences. Luncheon speaker. State Council of Meeting Coordinators. Lansing, MI February 2006
  • Advancing Sustainability. Association of American Colleges & Universities, Annual Conference. Washington, DC. January 2006
  • Seeing the Trees but not the Forest. Speaker. EPA Smart and Sustainable Campuses. Conference. College Park, MD. November 2005
  • Invited speaker. Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. October 2005. Learning Our Way to a Sustainable Future
  • College and University Endowments: an Entry Into Sustainability. Paper presented with Lauren Olson(student). Greening of the Campus Conference VI. Ball State University. Muncie, IN. September, 2005
  • Keynote speaker. University Property Management Association, Annual Conference. East Lansing, MI May 2005 Sustainability: How Surplus Operations Fill the Whole.
  • Sustainability in the Curriculum. Panelist. Society of College and University Planning web cast, April 2005
  • North American Conference on Sustainability and Higher Education. Portland, OR. October 2004
  • -------   Panel - w/others. Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change.
  • -------   Paper. .Making Sustainable Choices in the Marketplace
  • -------   Paper – w/ Dr. Rex LaMore. College and University Endowments and Pension Funds: Aiding Distressed Urban Areas While Enhancing the Environment and Building Social Capital”.
  • -------   Paper – w/others “Connecting the Dots: Growing an Ecological Mindful Living and Learning Environment”.
  •  “Sustainable Enterprise: Business, Ethics and the Environment” symposium. Center for Ethics and Social Justice, Loyola University. Chicago IL. May 2004.The Sustainable University: Environmentally Sound and Socially Just -- What We Could and Should Be." Keynote.
  • Earth Charter as a Framework for a Sustainable Future. Keynote. Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center. Oxford, MI. Annual Meeting, October 2003.
  • With Diane Doberneck. Paper. Greening of the Campus IV. Ball State University, Muncie, IN. September 2001.Many Bridges in Many Directions: New Approaches to Transforming Institutions of Higher Education into Sustainable Campus Communities.
  • Advisory Board member, Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2007-2009
  • Co-founder, Michigan Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability. www.ecofoot.msu.edu/miheps/
  • Higher Education Network for Sustainability and Education, founding meeting, January 14-16, 2000 Atlanta, GA.
  • Program Chair/Moderator, American Libarary Association Annual meeting, July 7, 1996, New York, “Environmentally/Socially Responsible Business: Finding Information to Make Decisions to Buy or Invest.”
  • Program Chair/Moderator, American Library Association Annual meeting, June 27, 1992, San Francisco, CA, "Poverty, Development, and the Environment: Information Challenges for Libraries."
  • Program Chair/Moderator, American Library Association Annual meeting, June 28, 1992, San Francisco, CA, "Tools of the Trade or Poisons for the Planet: The Environmental Impact of Paper, Computers and Microfilm."
  • Speaker, American Library Association Annual meeting, June 30, 1991, Atlanta, Georgia, "How Green is Your Library: Environmentalism at Work." 
  • Speaker and program coordinator at American Library Association Annual Meeting, June 27, 1987, San Francisco, CA., "Public Policy Alternative Sources: Access and Use."
  • Speaker at American Library Association Annual Meeting, June 23, 1984, Dallas, Texas, "Nonusers of Academic Libraries."
  • Invited participant at "Intellectual Freedom Leadership Institute",Chicago, IL. May 5‑7, 1988.
  • Paper presented at Michigan Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters Annual Meeting, March 26, 1983, Ypsilanti, Mi., "Information Control in American Society: Where Should Librarians Stand."
  • Paper presented at Michigan Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters Annual Meeting, March 22, 1985, East Lansing, Mi.  "Public Policy, the Public Interest, and Libraries."
  • Michigan Library Association  Academic Librarians Day. Respondent to Keynote address,   "Librarians as Educators", by Dr. Sharon Hogan. Ann Arbor, MI.  May 17, 1993.
  • Michigan Library Association Annual Meeting. Speaker, "The Green Side of Reference", October, 1992.
  • Michigan Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee/Reference Services Workshop, Speaker, "Censorship at the Reference Desk," May 19, 1989.
  • Michigan Library Association Annual Meeting. Speaker, Cracker Barrel Session on "Michigan Intellectual Freedom Network". October 14, 1988.
  • Michigan Library Association Annual Meeting. Speaker, "Overcoming Internal Censorship".  October 17, 1985.