Chasing Sustainability

“No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.”
Ever wonder why more people don’t do something about the environmental problems we face? Is it a lack of knowledge? A fear of what’s to come? How is it that we know so much, yet do so little?

Dave Chameides, also known as Sustainable Dave to millions around the world, presents an argument for moving towards sustainable lifestyles that is non partisan, non judgmental, and logical to the point that it can appeal to everyone. 

His pragmatic, at times comedic approach to the larger concepts of climate change, oil depletion, and beyond, leaves audiences invigorated and wanting to achieve more - and his seminar gives them the tools to do so.

Dave speaks to groups of all ages - elementary on up through grad school and beyond - as well as to businesses, religious institutions, and civic organizations. If you are interested in having him come speak to your group, you can contact him here.


• “One of the best public speakers that I have ever seen!” 

• “Everything that he said was so logical.”

• “The first time I can actually say I was absorbed by a presentation.”

• “He explained complex issues so simply anyone could have understood them.”

• “Literally the most inspiring thing I’ve ever heard.”

“Dave is a passionate and inspiring speaker on sustainability and waste. Students rave about his talks and say they love the way he is "down to earth", "funny", "normal", and "immensely clear"! He powerfully shifts one's understanding of sustainability and makes participating in change seem easy, doable and vital. Don't miss any opportunity to hear him talk!  He should visit every school, everywhere! Dave brings the "cool" to sustainability.”

- Dr. Heidi Hutner

 Director of Sustainability Studies Program

 Director of Environmental Humanities

 SUNY Stony Brook University

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“Hi Dave!

I'm not sure if you remember who I am, but I was a Governor's School East 2010 student as well as a GSE teaching assistant last summer. I still look back to your presentation as one of the most influential talks I have listened to. 

I will be entering my senior year in college this August, and the  more I think about it, the more interested I am in pursuing a career in renewable energy or something similarly meaningful. Although I think your day job is in film, do you have any thoughts, tips or advice on how to approach learning more about renewable energy industry?”

- Letter from a former student written in 2014