Story posted October 22, 2007
Amanda Griscom Little, one of the leading environmental journalists of her generation, will deliver Bowdoin College's 2007 Tom Cassidy Lecture in Journalism at 7 p.m. Monday, October 29, in Main Lounge, Moulton Union.
The lecture, titled "Green 2.0: Growing a Universal Environmental Movement," is open to the public, free of charge. For more information call 725-3552.
Amanda Griscom Little, whose voice has influenced the national dialogue on the environment, enjoys a rare credibility in both the mainstream and the environmental communities.
She has written regularly for The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, Wired Magazine, and Rolling Stone. For three years she also wrote "Muckraker," the award-winning syndicated weekly column on energy and environmental policy, for Salon.com and Grist.org.
Little began her career as a founding editor of Feed, the first online magazine, which was launched in 1996. She also created and wrote a column for The Village Voice called "Urban Upgrade," which examined the technological improvements in New York City's institutions and infrastructure. Following this, she became the technology editor for I.D. (Industrial Design) Magazine.
She is a contributing editor at Outside magazine, where she writes "Code Green," a monthly column on the people, products, and ideas that are giving rise to the new green movement.
She is the author of the forthcoming book, Power Trip, from Harper Collins, which chronicles how energy built the American superpower and now poses its gravest threat — and biggest opportunity.
She will also appear as an expert in a forthcoming six-part PBS series on energy and the environment.
She recently finished interviewing the 2008 presidential candidates — Democrats and Republicans — on their energy and environmental platforms. She has interviewed other political leaders including Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and business leaders including General Electric's Jeff Immelt, Wal-Mart's H. Lee Scott, NewsCorp's Rupert Murdoch, and George Soros. Her celebrity interviews include Larry David, Robert Redford and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Little graduated with honors from Brown University and is the recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for excellence in environmental journalism.
Little's Bowdoin talk is sponsored by the departments of English, Environmental Studies, Africana Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies, the Writing Project, Sustainable Bowdoin, the Evergreens, and the Cassidy Lecture Fund.
The Tom Cassidy Lectureship at Bowdoin was established in 1991 by the bequest of Thomas J. Cassidy, a member of the Class of 1972, and with memorial gifts of his family, friends and classmates. It is intended to bring a working journalist to Bowdoin. Cassidy was a business reporter at CNN and host of the program Pinnacle. Previous Cassidy lecturers have included Lou Dobbs (CNN), Linda Wertheimer (National Public Radio), Andy Serwer '81 (Fortune magazine), and Andrew Revkin (The New York Times).