Vice President for mission and communications and journalism professor Mark Neuzil speaks during a ceremony recognizing St. Thomas as the largest purchaser of wind energy in the state April 25, 2013 on the John P. Monahan Plaza. St. Thomas buys 82 percent of its electricity from wind power. The university also earned recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency for winning the College and University Green Power Challenge in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Mark Neuzil: Telling Mother Nature's Story (Audio)

Communication and Journalism professor Mark Neuzil has covered and written about the environment – and taught students to do the same – for decades. How do you go about telling the story of a subject that can't speak for itself? How do you get society at large to understand issues that are often complex and abstract but deeply important?

Neuzil joined the Newsroom to talk about these topics and others in a taped interview, which has been edited for clarity and length.