2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Ambrose University Library
Volunteers will be on "loan" for a 20 minute conversation about their specific sustainability themed topic. This event is a great opportunity to learn more about a subject in an interactive way.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Heather Lovewell, ext. 5868
A Human Book is a person who is an expert in a specific subject area. The Human Books for this event are all volunteers, and their subject area relates to the SAU academic theme of "sustainability." Their topics range from sustainability and the arts, vegetarianism, and re-purposing to economics, development, organizational change, and renewable energy. These people are passionate about their subject area because they practice or study these topics on a daily basis. Listen to their stories. Gain inspiration. Ask questions about their experiences, life-choices, and where to learn more.
How to reserve a Human Book
When you enter the library atrium, you will find the selection of Human Books seated with their book covers on their laps. After selecting someone, speak to a library staff member about checking out that particular Human Book. If they are available, the staff member will lead you and the Human Book to a designated "reading" area in the library, i.e. upholstered chairs in the magazine section. The loan time for each book is 20 minutes, and the same staff member will walk by after 15 minutes to let you know that you have 5 minutes remaining. Then this person will escort you back to the atrium in order for the Human Book to be checked out by a new reader.
Please stay in the library and be respectful of the Human Book volunteer.
List of Participants
Robin Anderson - What Am I Wearing? Learning About Sustainability Through Fiber Arts
Amy Blair - How Many Humans Can Planet Earth Sustainably Support? (consumption, population size, sustainable development)
Anne Brown - Creative Problem Solving in Life
Fr. Bud Grant - Is nature good? A theological inquiry
Krystal Hamilton Case - Your Creative, Natural, and Sustainable Home (earthships)
Meghan Hollister - RE-purpose, inspiring a conscious lifestyle with visual dialogue
Ryan Light - Only the Rich Will Burn Candles (renewable energy)
Jim Hannon & Tim Phillips - Going Green: Application @ Ambrose (organizational change)
Kristin Quinn - The Hunt for Elusive Warblers! How Birding has changed my painting (*studio visit near the library)
Owen Rogal - Repairing the Planet by Eating Plants, and How I Learned to Love the Spade, Pitch Fork, and Scythe (vegetarianism)
Dylan Weese - Evolution and Global Change: Can Species Adapt Fast Enough to Persist?
Ted Woodruff - Pollution (sustainability and economics)
This event, sponsored by the St. Ambrose Library, is part of St. Ambrose University's Sustainability Project, a year-long series examining our ability to sustain ecological systems through the arts, sciences and humanities.