Eco Student Summit: Steve Hallett is a god | Indiana Living Green

By Jim Poyser on April 1, 2013 in Doom & Bloom

Hallett, a fan of Kurt Vonnegut, allowed me to take this photo outside the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library on Saturday. Now I bet he wishes he didn’t.

My headline is intentionally provocative, and designed to make Steve Hallett mad. I know it will, too, because every time I tried to tell him how amazing and wonderful and entertaining and disturbing his keynote speech was, he brushed me aside with self-deprecation.

Steve Hallet is one funny guy.

A botanist from Purdue, Hallet wrote a book called Life Without Oil that riveted my attention, and helped get him invited to the inaugural Eco Student Summit 2013 this past Saturday at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI.

After a great day of panels and workshops and presentations, Hallett took the stage. I’d estimate that a full third of the 150 people who’d attended were departed, and boy did they miss it.

Hallett, whose new book, The Efficiency Trap, is about to be released, regaled and challenged the audience by explaining how an increase in energy efficiency never leads to a healthier planet — it just leads to more consumption and thus energy consumption and waste.

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