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This calendar lists each week's notable events with a focus on sustainability and its economic, social and environmental components. To get your event added, contact Joanne Benkley, assistant director, CEEDS. To have information about your event or activity sent to all campus email accounts, submit it to eDigest.

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April 24-30

May 1-7

May 8-14

Featured Event

Catch Chestnut Fever and help make history!
April 25, 2014
April 26, 2014
100 years ago, 1 in 4 trees in the eastern forests was an American Chestnut. The introduction of a fungal blight in the early 1900's drove the American Chestnut to extinction, completely transforming our forests. Smith's Center for the Environment is part of a national effort to restore these trees. A seed orchard is being established at the MacLeish Field Station to produce blight resistant nuts. Join us to plant the orchard (be prepared to get dirty) and help us make history! We will meet at 1:00 pm near Chapin loading dock and will return to campus between 4:30/5 pm. RSVP to Paul Wetzel (pwetzel@smith.edu)so we can save you a seat in the van and buy enough snacks for everyone!
MacLeish Field Station
1:00 pm

Events at Smith

De-stress with the Smith Community Garden
April 26, 2014
Come plant seeds in our new raised beds! All are welcome, no experience necessary! We provide all knowledge, tools, seeds, and gloves.
Smith Community Garden
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

LSS 100: Landscape, Design, and the Environment lecture
April 28, 2014
Logan Werschky, Smith 04 Special Advisor to NYC’s Chief Analytics Officer, Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics: Pioneers in Civic Data: Breaking into the Open(Data) and other lessons on approaching a new frontier
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

ES&P capstone project presentations
April 29, 2014
Food Waste: Theo Cielos, Sydney Parkmond, Catherine Aguilar and Cathryn Evangelista. Lunch provided.
Neilson Library Browsing Room
12:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Community Meditation on Deep connection and honoring our relationship with Earth
April 24, 2014
A special meditation in celebration of Earth Week.
Hampshire College, Spiritual Life Center, Donut 5
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Voices from the Fossil Fuel Resistance
April 24, 2014
A panel discussion about the experiences of Crystal Lameman (from Beaver Lake Cree First Nation) and Yudith Nieto (from Houston, Texas)organizing against tar sands infrastructure.
Unitarian Universalist Church, 121 N Pleasant St., Amherst
8:00 pm

Conference- Designing for Success: Ecological Restoration in Times of Change
April 25, 2014
April 26, 2014
At this conference, we will discuss many aspects of ecological restoration in times of change, with the general theme of designing for success, including a broad range of ecological restoration projects from small isolated sites to broad regional landscapes. TOPICS • Coastal restoration & management • Human ecology & ecosystem services • River restoration • Freshwater wetland restoration • Native, invasive, and rare plants • Field trips to a restoration sites with prescribed burning, dam removal, and riverbank stabilization • and more!
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Hampshire College

Mill River Walk
April 26, 2014
Join us! This week we'll be exploring River’s End: Spring Paddle in the Floodplain Forest, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. Sponsored by the Mill River Greenway Initiative, Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways and Smith College CEEDS (Center for the Environment, Ecological Design & Sustainability) SPACE IS LIMITED! Email us at info@millrivergreenway.org to reserve your spot and get directions to the starting point!

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Events Off Campus

Lecture: Learning from American Environmental History
May 8, 2014
by University of Massachusetts, Amherst, history professor David Glassberg. Studying environmental history offers middle and high school students insights into the ways that past generations of Americans imagined and shaped the land, as well as helps students to understand the roots of the current environmental crises that they are inheriting.
the Collaborative for Educational Services (97 Hawley St, Northampton, MA)
4:30 pm

Mill River Walk
May 10, 2014
Come with us! This month we'll be walking Downtown Northampton II: Old South Street to Hockanum Road. Sponsored by the Mill River Greenway Initiative, Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways and Smith College CEEDS (Center for the Environment, Ecological Design & Sustainability) SPACE IS LIMITED! Email us at info@millrivergreenway.org to reserve your spot and get directions to the starting point!