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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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February 15-21

Featured Event

Climate Cafe-- COP21 Debrief
February 5, 2016
Climate change is one of the most pressing and complex issue of our time. The world was hoping that the 2015 COP21 in Paris would provide robust and ambitious international political answers to climate change. To some, the Paris Climate Agreement that came out of the Conference mis the world greatest diplomatic success. To others, the text reflects the power of the fossil fuel industry on our governments. Come learn more about what the Paris Climate Agreement entails and climate action after COP and make your own informed decision! Refreshments provided. The Friday afternoon Climate Cafe series is sponsored by CEEDS in partnership with Divest Smith College, Engineers for a Sustainable World, the Environmental Science and Policy Program, Five College Scopes and the Study Group on Climate Change.
Neilson Browsing Room
4:15 pm

Events at Smith

HackAtSmith.org 2016!
February 6, 2016
February 7, 2016
Registration for the 24-hour Hack@Smith 2016 is now open at hackatsmith.org! See link below. Hack@Smith is currently one of the only college hackathons designed to promote gender equality in computer science. Join us on February 6th-7th to create programs during this exciting 24-hour programming event!
Davis Ballroom, Smith College

Food Recovery Network
February 7, 2016
The Food Recovery Network is jumping right in and starting recovery!Please let us know if you'd like to join us by emailing blipsey@smith.edu! All are welcome.
3:50 pm

Events Off Campus

Exploring New Worlds: NASA's Dawn Mission to Asteroid Vesta and the Dwarf Planet Ceres
February 3, 2016
with Dr. Lucy McFadden of NASA as part of the Five College Geoscience Program Distinguished Lecture Series. Lucy McFadden investigates the surface composition of the solar system's small bodies (asteroids, comets, and meteorites) as well as natural satellites such as the moons of Earth and Jupiter. She is a Co-Investigator (Co-I) on NASA's Dawn mission to the asteroid 4 Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. She has been leading the search for moons orbiting Ceres (none found so far) and is currently analyzing data returned from the Dawn spacecraft orbiting Ceres until June, 2016. Contact us (jbenkley at smith.edu) if you'd like to go and need a ride from Smith.
Main Lecture Hall in the Franklin Patterson Hall building
7:00 pm

Zube Lecture
February 4, 2016
with Wayne Feiden, Director, Planning and Sustainability for Northampton, MA; Lecturer of Practice, LARP, UMass
Procopio Room, 105 Hills North
4:00 pm

A Conversation on Climate Change
February 5, 2016
with Dr. Ray Bradley, leading climatologist at the University of Massachusetts. Wine and Hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm. At 7pm, Mr. Bradley will talk about the history of climate change, related environmental problems and future changes/potential environmental impacts in New England. Ray will then discuss some of the opportunities to address these issues. Q&A will follow. Although the event is free to the public, please register by emailing Harvey Hill, associate@st-andrews-longmeadow.org or or Michael Scuderi : mike@cwmlhotse.com
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 335 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA
6:00 pm

Science in Exile: Albert Francis Blakeslee and Sophie Satin in Northampton
February 6, 2016
Historic Northampton is pleased to announce a new lecture series, From Mars to Molecules: Quirky Scientists who put the Valley on the Map. The Valley has long been home to remarkable scientists. This spring we highlight several who were also unusual characters. This first lecture will be given by C. John Burk, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Smith College.
Damon Education Center, Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge Street, Northampton
2:00 pm

Featured Event

Climate Change, Conflict, and Migration: The Intersection
February 12, 2016
Don't miss this third "intersections" lecture organized by Divest Smith College. Christian Parenti, professor at New York University, contributing editor to The Nation and author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, will speak about how climate change intensifies conflicts, resource scarcity and the refugee crises. Part of the Climate Cafe series held each Friday. Refreshment provided.
Neilson Library Browsing Room
4:15 pm

Events at Smith

The 'Feel Good Monday' Lunch: What is the Relationship Between Social Justice and Righteous Anger?
February 8, 2016
Join Matilda Cantwell, Smith College Interfaith Fellow, for a conversation about the relationship between social justice work and righteous anger, and about the possibility of letting go and hanging on at the same time. This workshop is part of the series, "The Feel Good Monday Lunch." We'll begin and end each session with a very short exercise in contemplative practice. This series is co-sponsored by the Wurtele Center for Work & Life, Wellness Education, and Religious & Spiritual Life. Lunch and grab & go materials are provided.
Campus Center 204
12:15 pm

A Legal Stroll Through the Rugged Climate Change Landscape
February 8, 2016
a talk by Janet Milne, Director of Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Vermont Law. Part of the LSS 100 spring lecture series. All welcome.
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Stargazing and Astronomy Open House
February 12, 2016
Come see stars, planets, galaxies, and a region of active star formation. All are welcome - please dress very warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg (mthacher at smith.edu).
McConnell Hall Roof
8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Featured Event

Climate Cafe
February 19, 2016
Have questions about climate change generally, as it relates to a class you're taking, a lecture you've heard, or a current issue in the news? Join us for an informal conversation and a chance to talk about what is on your mind, ask questions and make connections. Refreshments provided.
CEEDS Wright Hall 005
4:15 pm

Events Off Campus

The Science Behind Climate Change
The Science Behind Climate Change
Join the Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association to learn how Climate Change happens and how it will affect the World around us. The lecture will be presented by David S. Jones, Assistant Professor of Geology, Amherst College.
Stirn Auditorium, Amherst College
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm