Speaking Engagements & Workshops

Advocate for Sustainability and Science-guided Practices and Policies

Roger James Kuhns, PhD is a scientist, author, and film maker who has worked nationally and internationally on natural resources, sustainability, climate issues, politics & policy, and education. He uses this diverse knowledge to bring sustainability and other timely topics to communities, businesses, and individuals through speaking engagements and workshops. Presentations to suit your needs from 45 to 90 minute presentations or one or multiple day workshops.

Contact Roger

Contact Roger to book a presentation or workshop.


Speaking and Training Topics

Environment | Science | Geology

  • Global Warming: facts, impacts and the future of our climate
  • Sustainability and Natural Resources Abundances and Scarcity
  • The Niagara Escarpment: Its natural history
  • Water, Agriculture, Human Health, and Sustainable Practices
  • Cave Formation: Geology, Ecology and Groundwater
  • Geology and Natural History Topics

Community | Sustainable Practices

  • Sustainable Master Planning for Projects (SustainAPP© scoring*)
  • Food: Sustainable Urban Agriculture (with Workbook)
  • Policy, Politics and Economics of Sustainability (SustainAPP© scoring*)
  • Sustainability Overview: measuring it with metrics (SustainAPP© scoring*)
  • Refining Your Message: Political Platform Development
  • Leadership and Teams

Economy | Energy

  • Navigating the Energy Maze: Transition to a Sustainable Future
  • Global Warming, Climate Change and Pricing Carbon
  • Conservation Developments and Sustainable Land Use Planning
  • Strategic and Risk Planning with Sustainability
  • Ore Deposits, Metallic Resources, Reserves and Economics
  • Materials Supply Chains and Metric Footprinting

Writing | Films

  • Writer’s Workshop: Tell Me Your Story (with Workbook)
  • Making Movies that Matter

*SustainAPP© is a first-level qualitative scoring method innovated by Kuhns to help people, companies, groups and cities understand where they are on the path to sustainability.


Kuhns will work with you to make it possible for a variety of organizations to use his services. Speaker fees can also be adjusted for purchase of books and distribution agreements. Reimbursement for economy airfare, ground transportation and lodging and meals in accordance with the required time on location.

Past Presentations

Roger speaks about how Door County, Wisconsin communities can become sustainable by incorporating the three spheres of community, economy and environment.

The following list is a sample of organizations and conferences where Kuhns has spoken:

  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • City College, NYC
  • S. Trade & Development Conference, Romania
  • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • World Economic Forum – Southern Africa Econ. Summit, Namibia
  • Earth Day Conference, WI – Featured Speaker
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sustainability Land Use in Mississippi Conf. – Keynote Speaker
  • Berkeley Workshop, UCB, Berkeley, CA
  • Green Remediation – EPA Conference, Asheville, NC
  • Arizona Geological Society, AZ
  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby Conference, Amherst, MA
  • Army Corps Engineers Ann. Conf., Chicago, IL
  • Door County Environmental Conference, WI
  • Wisconsin Groundwater Association, WI – Keynote Speaker
  • Sustainable Practices Workshop, FL, WI, PA
  • Sources of Knowledge Conference, Ontario
  • Concordia College Niagara Escarpment Conference, WI – Keynote Speaker
  • Common Ground Art-Environmental-Sustainability Exhibition, WI
  • WBDK Radio, WI
  • Woodwalk Science Day, WI
  • Riveredge Nature Center, WI
  • Festival of Nature, WI – Keynote Speaker
  • Geologic Society of America, UT
  • Sustain Door Sustainability Workshop, WI
  • Applied Ecological Services, WI
  • Niagara Escarpment Symposium – Keynote Speaker
  • Marian University, WI
  • Door County Land Trust, WI
  • Emery University, NJ, Ecol. Soc. Am. - Keynote Speaker
  • Wisconsin Wetlands Association – Keynote Speaker
  • Sustainability Conference, WI
  • Climate Change Conference, WI
  • Westbrook Land Trust, CT
  • The Valley Stands Up, CT
  • Jacksonport Historical Society, WI