The Speakers Connection

Joni L. Adamson

Joni L. Adamson

Social & Environmental Justice, Sustainability

Billie Best

Billie Best

Agriculture, Climate Change, Democracy & Government, Development, Growth & Planning, Human/Environmental Health, Sustainability, Water & Watersheds

Rev. Sally Bingham

Rev. Sally Bingham

Climate Change, Religion & Spirituality

Joe Brooks

Joe Brooks

Education

Rev. Clare Butterfield

Rev. Clare Butterfield

Religion & Spirituality, Social & Environmental Justice

T Allan Comp

T Allan Comp

Arts & Culture, Conservation & Restoration, Sustainable Development

Jeffrey S. Cramer

Jeffrey S. Cramer

Arts & Culture, Democracy & Government, Religion & Spirituality, Social & Environmental Justice

William deBuys

William deBuys

Climate Change, Conservation & Restoration, Geography, Water & Watersheds

Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle

Animals & Wildlife, Democracy & Government, Religion & Spirituality

Robert Finch

Robert Finch

Animals & Wildlife, Arts & Culture, Conservation & Restoration, Religion & Spirituality, Wilderness & Ecosystems

William L. Fox

William L. Fox

Arts & Culture, Climate Change, Water & Watersheds

Peter Friederici

Peter Friederici

Conservation & Restoration, Sustainability, Water & Watersheds

Deborah Habib

Deborah Habib

Agriculture, Climate Change, Social & Environmental Justice, Youth

Seth Kantner

Seth Kantner

Animals & Wildlife, Climate Change

Cheryl King Fischer

Cheryl King Fischer

Agriculture, Climate Change, Democracy & Government, Human/Environmental Health, Pollution & Toxics, Sustainability

Clare Walker Leslie

Clare Walker Leslie

Arts & Culture, Education, Youth

Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez

Animals & Wildlife, Cultural Diversity, Geography

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

Climate Change, Economics, Livable Cities, Sustainability

Stephanie Mills

Stephanie Mills

Animals & Wildlife, Arts & Culture, Conservation & Restoration, Economics, Religion & Spirituality, Wilderness & Ecosystems

Kathleen Dean Moore

Kathleen Dean Moore

Conservation & Restoration, Religion & Spirituality, Sustainability, Water & Watersheds

Eugene R. “Pat” Murphy

Eugene R. “Pat” Murphy

Climate Change, Energy & Transportation, Social & Environmental Justice, Sustainability

Michelle Nijhuis

Michelle Nijhuis

Animals & Wildlife, Climate Change, Conservation & Restoration

Thomas Reed Petersen

Thomas Reed Petersen

Conservation & Restoration, Funding or Supporting Grassroots Action

Melissa Holbrook Pierson

Melissa Holbrook Pierson

Animals & Wildlife, Arts & Culture

Robert Michael Pyle

Robert Michael Pyle

Animals & Wildlife

Janisse Ray

Janisse Ray

Agriculture, Animals & Wildlife, Arts & Culture, Climate Change, Conservation & Restoration, Democracy & Government, Economics, Social & Environmental Justice, Sustainability, Wilderness & Ecosystems

Erik Reece

Erik Reece

Arts & Culture, Democracy & Government, Education, Livable Cities, Religion & Spirituality, Social & Environmental Justice, Sustainability

Scott Russell Sanders

Scott Russell Sanders

Arts & Culture, Conservation & Restoration, Education, Religion & Spirituality, Social & Environmental Justice, Sustainability, Wilderness & Ecosystems

David Sobel

David Sobel

Climate Change, Education, Social & Environmental Justice, Sustainability, Youth

Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford

Arts & Culture

Sandra Steingraber

Sandra Steingraber

Human/Environmental Health

Ginger Strand

Ginger Strand

Arts & Culture, Energy & Transportation, Water & Watersheds

John Tallmadge

John Tallmadge

Arts & Culture, Education, Livable Cities, Religion & Spirituality, Water & Watersheds, Wilderness & Ecosystems

Stephen Trimble

Stephen Trimble

Animals & Wildlife, Democracy & Government, Wilderness & Ecosystems

Curtis White

Curtis White

Arts & Culture, Climate Change, Democracy & Government, Economics, Education, Livable Cities, Religion & Spirituality, Social & Environmental Justice, Sustainability

Seth Zuckerman

Seth Zuckerman

Climate Change, Conservation & Restoration

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About the Speakers Connection

The Speakers Connection connects you to talented authors and speakers affiliated with Orion magazine or the Orion Grassroots Network.

The individuals in this list can appear at your event to inspire and inform your group or write for your publication. Please view the individual author descriptions to determine their suitability and note if the person indicates a geographical range he or she prefers for engagements.

Contact information is provided where appropriate. Please be in touch with the individual or agency identified there directly using these details. It will be helpful to mention that you gained the person’s information via the Orion Grassroots Network and be sure to tell that person about your non-profit status. Authors often have a sliding scale for their appearances.

Remember to be patient and courteous when contacting authors - it may take some time for a reply. Indicate the date of the event or scope of the project and its deadline, event location, the purpose of the event, and what the person will be asked to do (keynote, moderate a panel, lead a discussion, etc. If you expect a person to do all of these things or more, indicate that as well). Ask what the person’s fee is, or offer what you have budgeted for a fee and ask if that’s agreeable. And it’s of course best to offer to cover all travel expenses, meals, and lodging.