Delaware Valley College Hosts Sustainability Symposium

DOYLESTOWN, PA, September 2010 : Delaware Valley College will bring nationally known speakers and authors to campus when it hosts its 3-day symposium, Oct. 7-9, on issues around climate change, sustainability and our food systems.

Called “The Precarious Alliance,” the symposium will explore ways to reduce and reverse environmental degradation, economic instability and social inequities.

It begins off-campus Thursday evening, Oct. 7, with a screening of the film “Food Inc.” at the County Theater in Doylestown. Director and Producer Robert Kenner will be there to lead a discussion.

Back on the Doylestown campus Friday and Saturday, the symposium will feature such experts as Michael Mandelbaum, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University and author of “The Ideas that Conquered the World.” His session is on how climate change is affecting our economy and the challenges of going green.

Other speakers include Marion Nestle, Ph.D., New York University and author of “The Food Politics,” who will talk about our failing food system, and Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a Noble Peace Prize nominee who will address the topic of how to achieve a more sustainable world.

Delaware Valley College is a private, multi-disciplinary college on 571 acres in Doylestown, Pa. Founded in 1896, it features individualized attention, small class sizes and an applied as well as a theoretical approach to learning. The college specializes in the life sciences and offers 27 undergraduate majors, two master’s
programs and a wide variety of continuing education courses.

For more information and to register for the symposium go to