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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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October 23-29

October 30- Nov 5

November 6-12

Featured Event

Fourth Annual Cider Pressing
October 25, 2014
Join students and staff from the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS) and Dining Services to experience a family friendly and tasty New England tradition. We're all about sustainable food! Help us press fresh, Ashfield-grown apples into cider and then have a cup together with a Hadley-made cider donut or some cheese and crackers from local farms.
Chapin Annex Road
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Lecture: Probing Climate Change in the Arctic
October 27, 2014
Come hear Robert DeConto, Professor of the Department of Geosciences at UMass Amherst, speak about climate change. This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.
McConnell 103
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Lecture: The End the Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
October 27, 2014
Professor Paul Bogard of James Madison University and author of a book with the same title, will speak about the struggle to find a starry sky or the darkness of the night in an age of light pollution. Bogard will delve into the consequences of living in a world without night, and how it can affect both the environment and human experience. Sponsored by the Astronomy Department, CEEDS, and the city of Northampton.
Neilson Library Browsing Room
7:00 pm

Events at Smith

Community Ed Luncheon on Food Security
October 23, 2014
Learn how the Manna Soup Kitchen and the Northampton Survival Center work to improve food security in the Northampton area. Chat with agency representatives about food security issues and find out how to get involved. Sponsored by the Community Service Office.
Center for Community Collaboration, Wright Hall 013
12:00 pm

Presentation of the Environmental Science and Policy Major and Minor
October 23, 2014
Interested in pursuing a major or minor in Environmental Science and Policy? This presentation will give you an opportunity to learn more about the program, ask questions, as well as meet some of the professors of the major and minor.
Bass Hall 102
12:00 pm

Presentation of the Landscape Studies Minor
October 23, 2014
Landscape Studies will provide an overview of the minor with faculty and declared LSS-minor students for anyone interested in learning more about the LSS minor. Lunch from la Veracruzana will be provided.
Green Box 202
12:15 pm

Social Mapping Night: Ebola First Responder Mapping Project
October 23, 2014
We are opening our doors this Thursday evening and inviting students, faculty, staff, and community members to work collaboratively on the OpenStreetMap humanitarian aid project in West Africa. We will being with an introduction from Dr. Leslie Jaffe, Smith College Physician and Director of Health Services, who will engage the group in conversation about the current state of the Ebola virus.Following this presentation the lab will be an open work space for experienced users to continue to map and new users to learn how to! Feel free to bring your laptop or use the lab computers. Become a global contributor! Pizza and drinks provided.
Spatial Analysis Lab, Sabin-Reed 104
7:00 pm

Green Team meeting!
October 23, 2014
We want you, and your ideas about the environment and sustainability. Join us to meet some fun people doing good things. Check out FB page for updates.
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CC lower level- chairs near the mail room
7:30 pm

Fall Fest
October 24, 2014
With all the fresh local produce and colorful foliage there is no better time to celebrate sustainable living at Smith than in the Fall! Join us at this annual event put on by the Sustainability Representatives, Green Team, and Smith’s green organizations. Paint your own pumpkin, take a hay bike ride with the Pedal People, and check out the campus-wide free box. There will be tabling by different organizations to highlight all the ways students can be involved in sustainable living. This event, and all others put on by the Sustainability Representatives, will be waste-free! This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. On Chapin Lawn. Rain location: Campus Center Carroll Room.
Chapin Lawn
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

SWG Reads the News lunches
October 24, 2014
We all read the news in different forms: as ticker tape under the tv broadcaster, in newspapers, on Facebook, twitter or as blog posts. But we often read it alone, even if with running commentary talking back to the news as we do so. Members of SWG invite you to join a more collective setting in Duckett Dining Hall over a Friday lunch to read the news: that is, decipher it, ask questions, give reactions, add new frames, in a sense, re-write the news. For those not on the meal plan, primarily staff and faculty, your lunch is on us.
Duckett Room B
12:10 pm

Fossil Fuels and Institutional Racism: the Intersection
October 24, 2014
Jacqui Patterson, the NAACP director of environmental and climate justice, will speak about the intersection of the environmental justice and racial justice movements, and Smith's unique and pressing role in these issues. Sponsored by Divest Smith College and the Green Team.
Weinstein Auditorium
4:30 pm

Meeting: Animal Advocates of Smith College
October 27, 2014
All our welcome any time - just bring a lunch and good ideas :) We organize regular film screenings, lectures, trips, workshops, bonding events, and more, and always welcome new student involvement. Email: aadvocates at smith.edu Get on our mail list for updates: tinyurl.com/join-aasc
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Dewey Hall 104
12:15 pm

Meeting: Divest Smith College
October 27, 2014
Want to be a leader on an important issue that affects all of us? Help us work towards getting the College to divest from the fossil fuel industry. Come to one of our weekly meetings and learn more.
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CC 204
7:00 pm

Bike Kitchen Workshops
October 28, 2014
The Bike Kitchen staff will be hosting a mechanics workshop this fall. It will be Tuesdays from 4-6. The workshop series started on September 23rd and will continue every Tuesday through November 11, except over fall break. The series is a great introduction to bike mechanics if you want to learn to fix bikes but aren't sure where to start! "Fixing Hours" will be Sundays from 1 pm to 3 pm and Thursdays from 4 pm to 6 pm. Feel free to bring your bike in for maintenance or swing by to hone your fixing skills.
The basement of Talbot House
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Field Station Friday at the MacLeish Field Station
October 24, 2014
Join us on one of our regular trips to Smith's Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station in Whately! Go on a guided hike, relax outside, or explore the College’s greenest building- the Bechtel Environmental Classroom. Space in the vans is limited. Email macleish@smith.edu or call 413-585-3352 to reserve your spot. Vans leave at 1:00 pm from the annex road between Chapin House and the Campus Center and will return by 3:00 pm.
MacLeish Field Station
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Field Station Trip and Tour (Family Weekend!)
October 25, 2014
Join us for a trip to Smith's Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station in Whately! Go on a guided hike, relax outside, or explore the College’s greenest building- the Bechtel Environmental Classroom. Space in the vans is limited. Email macleish@smith.edu or call 413-585-3352 to sign up. Vans leave at 1:00 pm from the annex road between Chapin House and the Campus Center and will return by 3:00 pm.
MacLeish Field Station
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Environmental Design and Cold Climate Construction in North America
October 29, 2014
The Miller Worley Center for the Environment, at Mount Holyoke College is hosting Matthew O'Malia, co-founder of GO Logic Architecture who will be discussing green architecture and energy conservation. He completed his post-graduate studies in architecture at the Staedelschule Kunst Akadame in Frankfurt, Germany, and since then has focused on building to the Passive House Standard and the benefits of using this design technique in cold climates.
Dwight Hall Room 101
7:00 pm

Events at Smith

ES&P Lunchbag: Food Security: A Journey Toward Sustainability
October 30, 2014
Richard (Dick) White, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, will talk about his current work on food security, including describing his journey from astronomy to public policy and writing on food security. Presentation will be in Bass 102 and is sponsored by the Environmental Science and Policy Program. Lunch Provided.
Bass Hall 102
12:00 pm

Green Team meeting!
October 30, 2014
We want you, and your ideas about the environment and sustainability. Join us to meet some fun people doing good things. Check out FB page for updates.
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CC lower level- chairs near the mail room
7:30 pm

SWG Reads the News lunches
October 31, 2014
We all read the news in different forms: as ticker tape under the tv broadcaster, in newspapers, on Facebook, twitter or as blog posts. But we often read it alone, even if with running commentary talking back to the news as we do so. Members of SWG invite you to join a more collective setting in Duckett Dining Hall over a Friday lunch to read the news: that is, decipher it, ask questions, give reactions, add new frames, in a sense, re-write the news. For those not on the meal plan, primarily staff and faculty, your lunch is on us.
Duckett Room B
12:10 pm

Film Screening: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
November 1, 2014
COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as "Blackfish" and as inspiring as "An Inconvenient Truth," this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet. Further information and RSVP at tinyurl.com/CowspiracySmith.
Campus Center, Room 103/4
7:00 pm

Meeting: Divest Smith College
November 3, 2014
Want to be a leader on an important issue that affects all of us? Help us work towards getting the College to divest from the fossil fuel industry. Come to one of our weekly meetings and learn more.
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CC 204
7:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Mill River Walk
November 1, 2014
Walk with us- this month we'll be walking Williamsburg, East Branch: Meekins Library to Old Dam Site. 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!

Featured Event

Workshop: Re-storying the Land: Race, Place, and Voice in America
November 6, 2014
So much writing about African-American life in America has assumed that urban experiences are the only ones that are compelling and important. Or, if the land is mentioned, it is engaged in a commentary on the history of the South. This is an enormous mistake because the range of experience and meaning of place and home are as wide as the physical land itself. We will use a gallery walk to engage participants in dialogue with us and each other on the stories of Black experience we all should know and honor. This CEEDS-sponsored workshop will be led by Lauret Savoy, professor of environmental studies at Mount Holyoke College; Carolyn Finney, assistant professor in the department of environmental science, policy, and management at the University of California, Berkeley; and Mistinguette Smith, executive director, The Black/Land Project. Part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Otelia Cromwell Day.
Campus Center Carroll Room
4:00 pm

MacLeish Field Station Music Jam!
November 6, 2014
Everyone is welcome--bring instruments and voices to share or come to listen. We are delighted to feature Charlie Conant and Leslie King, two members of the Smith community. Light refreshments provided and campfire, weather permitting. To get a taste of what's to come, watch this time lapse video of the construction of the field station: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQaYdo3c_VA. To reserve a seast in a Smith van, email edixon@smith.edu.
Van leaves from Chapin Loading Dock
6:45 pm to 10:15 pm

Events at Smith

Green Team meeting!
November 6, 2014
We want you, and your ideas about the environment and sustainability. Join us to meet some fun people doing good things. Check out FB page for updates.
More...
CC lower level- chairs near the mail room
7:30 pm

SWG Reads the News lunches
November 7, 2014
We all read the news in different forms: as ticker tape under the tv broadcaster, in newspapers, on Facebook, twitter or as blog posts. But we often read it alone, even if with running commentary talking back to the news as we do so. Members of SWG invite you to join a more collective setting in Duckett Dining Hall over a Friday lunch to read the news: that is, decipher it, ask questions, give reactions, add new frames, in a sense, re-write the news. For those not on the meal plan, primarily staff and faculty, your lunch is on us.
Duckett Room B
12:10 pm

Screening and Q & A: Speciesism, with director Mark Devries
November 9, 2014
Animal Advocates of Smith College is hosting Speciesism: The Movie and a Q&A with director Mark Devries on November 9th. The event is free, accessible, and open to the public.
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7:00 pm

Meeting: Animal Advocates of Smith College
November 10, 2014
All our welcome any time - just bring a lunch and good ideas :) We organize regular film screenings, lectures, trips, workshops, bonding events, and more, and always welcome new student involvement. Email: aadvocates at smith.edu Get on our mail list for updates: tinyurl.com/join-aasc
More...
Dewey Hall 104
12:15 pm

Meeting: Divest Smith College
November 10, 2014
Want to be a leader on an important issue that affects all of us? Help us work towards getting the College to divest from the fossil fuel industry. Come to one of our weekly meetings and learn more.
More...
CC 204
7:00 pm