Global Perspectives: The 36th Annual Smith Nature Symposium

Global Perspectives: The 36th Annual Smith Nature Symposium

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Brushwood Center Invites You to Join Us for an Unforgettable Evening Celebrating Nature and The Artsat the Smith Nature Symposium & Benefit

5:30 PM Cocktail Reception

Art Exhibition: “Global Perspectives” Featuring Work by Amory Lovins, Judy Hill Lovins, Carol Anthony, Gregory Leon Baird, Ted Hazelgrove, and John Wylie

7:00 PM
Dinner & Program with Honored Guests Amory Lovins & Judy Hill Lovins
Moderated by Bill Kurtis and Donna La Pietra

Amory Lovins
Chief Scientist & Co-Founder Rocky Mountain Institute
Physicist Amory B. Lovins is cofounder, Chairman, and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute, which creates a clean, prosperous, and secure lowcarbon energy future. He has served as energy advisor to major firms and governments in 70+ countries, authoring more than 30 books and 600 papers. Educated at Harvard and Oxford, he has received the Right Livelihood Award, MacArthur Fellowship, Ashoka Fellowship, and the Heinz Award among many others.

Judy Hill Lovins
Renowned Landscape Photographer
Judy Hill Lovins is an international landscape photographer whose mission is to “inspire and renew us, and thus encourage us to visit Earth’s special places and understand our role as stewards of nature’s treasures.” Judy is a photographic fine artist, consultant, and corporate art designer, and has counseled private and corporate art collectors for nearly five decades.

The Symposium memorializes the significant civic legacy of Hermon Dunlap and Ellen Thorne Smith, who eventually donated their land and cabin to help form Ryerson Woods. All funds raised from the evening directly benefit Brushwood Center's nature-inspired art, wellness, and educational programs. Our audience spans the region, including veterans, children, families, business people, and others looking to the arts as a pathway for connecting to nature. By supporting the Smith Nature Symposium, you help to make these programs possible.

"Imagine fuel without fear. No climate change. No oil spills, dead coal miners, dirty air, devastated lands, lost wildlife. No energy poverty. No oil-fed wars, tyrannies, or terrorists. Nothing to run out. Nothing to cut off. Nothing to worry about. Just energy abundance, benign and affordable, for all, for ever." – Amory Lovins

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Posted By: Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods

Event Details

Date: June 1, 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods
Riverwoods IL 60015

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Located among pristine woodlands in the Ryerson historic home in Riverwoods, Il., Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods promotes the importance of nature for nurturing personal and community wellbeing, cultivating creativity, and inspiring learning. In doing so, we honor the legacy of those who came before us on this land and champion a region where people will care about and for nature.

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