Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies Department

February 2010 Lecture

Our First Lecture on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 was a success!  Over 100 people attended the event. 


First Lecture of the Series presents:
Dr. Donald Aitken Daylighting, energy efficiency and renewable energy expert

   Lecture Topic:

"Update: Global Warming and Climate Change, our Renewable Energy Future, the Power of Buildings, and the genius of the Kirsch Center"


Dr. Donald Aitken, the daylighting, energy efficiency and renewable energy design consultant for the Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies, now lives and works in Mexico, from where he continues his consulting for governments on renewable energy policy and for architects on sustainable building design.  He has twice been the President of the American Solar Energy Society, was Vice President of the International Solar Energy Society, and has received international awards for his service to solar energy.  Dr. Aitken was the invited opening speaker at the Mexican National Solar Energy Conference, and the closing speaker at the first-ever Latin American Wind Energy Conference.  At the invitation of the President aof Mexico he has helped to shape new renewable energy policies in Mexico, while he continues his policy work for the State of California and for the U.S., along with his writings.  He and his wife, Barbara Harwood, live in the first all-solar house in Central Mexico.  Their example has already led to 16 more in their Mexican village, Ajijic, just south of Guadalajara, making it the "solar capitol" of central Mexico.

Environmental Studies Building: Kirsch Center
Contact: ES Department
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Last Updated: 5/18/10