"Jim Laurie is very skilled at describing viable solutions to difficult environmental problems... I highly recommend (him) as a lecturer. He is clear, enthusiastic, engaging, and for audiences interested in the environment and environmental solutions, empowering."
- Martha E. Richmond, Professor and Chair Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Suffolk University, Boston, MA
"Jim Laurie provided an encouraging vision for the future by showing how grassland soil restoration can help mitigate climate change...My students were engaged and compelled by what he presented. It was a rewarding session."
- Tim Weiskel, Professor, Environmental Studies, Harvard Extension School, Cambridge, MA
"In October 2008, Jim Laurie and Seth Itzkan gave a fascinating talk entitled "Soils, Fish, Climate and the Gulf of Maine -- Strategies for a Sustainable Future" for the Schooner Adventure Lecture Series, in which they presented intriguing environmental hypotheses regarding ecosystem restoration and climate change dynamics."
- Eva Walker, Schooner Adventure Lecture Series, Gloucester, MA
"Jim Laurie and Seth Itzkan gave a lunchtime talk at the US Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute... (Their) message was engaging and their arguments compelling; their talk has led some of us to further investigate the state of knowledge on carbon sequestration in grassland soils."
- Eric Kemp-Benedict, Senior Scientist, Stockholm Environment Institute