TreeHugger Radio: David Orr and the Science of Hope and Optimism


David Orr is a man of hope. Coming from a long line of preachers, Orr’s gospel is the science and sociology of human survival. Chairing Oberlin’s environmental programs department, Orr’s expertise ranges from the built environment to the educational environment. In our conversation, David shared his views on green design, denial over New Orleans’ true future, and the powerful differences between hope and optimism.

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