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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 16-22

Featured Event

Interactive exhibit: Dialogue: A Decade of Smithies on Sustainabilty
April 8, 2015
A collection of 65 works from various disciplines, by students who have sought to address Food, Waste, and Landscapes on campus and in the Pioneer Valley, brought together by Eve Pan, '15. Do underline the books, write on the margins, comment on the back, take our survey & enjoy. Notes from the curator:Over my four years at Smith, I have seen the great work of both my peers and my predecessors, yet the absence of a thorough library and space where these works may be accessed for viewing, reference use, and inspiration. ^ May we graduate knowing we may leave behind our work for the next generation to build upon. Co-sponsored by the Smith College Libraries. Neilson Hillyer Young
Visit the common spaces in Neilson, Hillyer, Young Libraries

Lecture: The Age of Sustainable Development
April 8, 2015
with Jeffrey Sachs, economist and director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. Sachs is known for his work on the challenges of economic development, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation, debt cancellation and globalization. Part of the Presidential Colloquium Series.
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Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
4:15 pm

Field Station Saturdays
April 4, 2015
Want to get off campus? Come visit MacLeish Field Station! You can explore the five miles of trails (rent snowshoes or skis from the Outing Club) or stay cozy in the building with a cup of tea. It's a great place to study or relax—and there's a collection of board games! The van will leave from the Chapin loading dock at 1pm and return to campus by 4:30pm. Space is limited, please sign up here: http://goo.gl/nhrVZF. For more information, contact ewald@smith.edu.
Chapin loading dock
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Events at Smith

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) project meetings
April 4, 2015
Everyone is welcome- you do NOT have to be an engineering major, just bring an active mind and excitement! This semester ESW will focus on a compost proposal for the Office of Sustainability, a solar charging station for central campus, and Smith Hackathon! ESW will also be planning trips- possibly to a fish elevator, a passive solar house, to see UMass aquaponics, and a national conference.
Campus Center 102
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Food Recovery Network
April 5, 2015
Help us collect leftover dining hall food to donate to people who need it! We recover food twice a week and donate it to a local shelter in Holyoke. We meet Wednesdays & Sundays at 6:45p.m. in the lower level Campus Center (by the colored couches). Join Us! Questions? Email Allison and/or Pam: acwu at smith.edu or pmatcho at smith.edu
Campus Center lower level
6:45 pm

Lecture: A Natural and Cultural History of the MacLeish Field Station
April 6, 2015
with Jesse Bellemare, Biological Sciences, Smith College. This lecture is part of the LSS 100: Landscape, Design, and the Environment series and is free and open to the public.
Weinstein Auditorium
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

The effects of hostile work environments on scientists’ careers
April 7, 2015
Kate Clancy, a feminist biologist at the University of Illinois, talks about sexual harassment, assault, and professional trajectories.
McConnell 103
12:10 pm

Events Off Campus

Designing Living Landscapes: Origins and Significance of Cultural Landscape Research in Landscape Ar
April 2, 2015
Ethan Carr is a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at UMass Amherst and co-directs the graduate certificate program in Cultural Landscape Management. He is the author of several books on the history of American park planning and design and is an editor of the papers of Frederick Law Olmsted.
School of Management 137, UMass
4:00 pm

Farm to Institution Summit
April 7, 2015
April 8, 2015
Are you an advocate, educator, food service rep, institutional chef, farmer, fisherman, processor, distributor, aggregator, student, sustainability coordinator, clinician or policymaker? This conference is just for you! The Farm to Institution Summit will bring together leaders from the Northeast who are working to get more local and regional food into schools, colleges, health care and other institutions. Please join us -- along with hundreds of other farm to institution advocates -- for three exciting days of learning, connecting, sharing and exploring! The program will be chock full of engaging sessions, inspiring speakers, exciting tours, fun social events and more! Registration is now open. Early bird rates are available until March 2nd.
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UMASS Amherst

Towards Racial Equality and Social Justice: Sharing the Work and Research of Dr. James Jennings
April 8, 2015
Come and join a celebration of Dr. Jennings' work, featuring current and former colleagues as well as panel discussion. Dr. Jennings has championed racial equality – read a new report that identifies spaces for fighting for black equality. Register using the link below.
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Barnum Hall, Room 008 163 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155 (Tufts)
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Film screening: The Weight of the Nation
April 8, 2015
Obesity is not only one of the top public health issues facing our country; it's also a threat to our nation's bottom line. Rising obesity rates threaten to drag our economy down through higher health care costs and lower productivity. Currently, 69% of American adults are overweight or obese. Hosted by The Springfield Food Policy Council and the Mason Square Health Task Force Please RSVP to Jbaymon@springfieldpartnersinc.com Or 413.263.6500 x6539
Springfield Central Library 220 State St. in Springfield
5:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Featured Event

Interactive exhibit: Dialogue: A Decade of Smithies on Sustainabilty
April 15, 2015
A collection of 65 works from various disciplines, by students who have sought to address Food, Waste, and Landscapes on campus and in the Pioneer Valley, brought together by Eve Pan, '15. Do underline the books, write on the margins, comment on the back, take our survey & enjoy. Notes from the curator:Over my four years at Smith, I have seen the great work of both my peers and my predecessors, yet the absence of a thorough library and space where these works may be accessed for viewing, reference use, and inspiration. ^ May we graduate knowing we may leave behind our work for the next generation to build upon. Co-sponsored by the Smith College Libraries. Neilson Hillyer Young
Visit the common spaces in Neilson, Hillyer, Young Libraries

Field Station Saturdays
April 11, 2015
Want to get off campus? Come visit MacLeish Field Station! You can explore the five miles of trails (rent snowshoes or skis from the Outing Club) or stay cozy in the building with a cup of tea. It's a great place to study or relax—and there's a collection of board games! The van will leave from the Chapin loading dock at 1pm and return to campus by 4:30pm. Space is limited, please sign up here: http://goo.gl/nhrVZF. For more information, contact ewald@smith.edu.
Chapin loading dock
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Events at Smith

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) project meetings
April 11, 2015
Everyone is welcome- you do NOT have to be an engineering major, just bring an active mind and excitement! This semester ESW will focus on a compost proposal for the Office of Sustainability, a solar charging station for central campus, and Smith Hackathon! ESW will also be planning trips- possibly to a fish elevator, a passive solar house, to see UMass aquaponics, and a national conference.
Campus Center 003
1:00 pm

Lecture: Beyon Participation: Indigenous Peoples and Housing Agency in Guyana
April 13, 2015
with Gabriel Arboleda, Environmental Design, Hampshire and Amherst Colleges. This lecture is part of the LSS 100: Landscape, Design, and the Environment series and is free and open to the public.
Weinstein Auditorium
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Conference: Strengthening Ties for Collective Impact: Campus Sustainability in the Northeast Region
April 9, 2015
April 10, 2015
Hunter Lovins, Author and President/Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions will provide a key note on the evening of 9 April. President McCartney will join a Presidents Panel Friday morning 10 April. Smith's Bechtel Environmental Classroom with be one of the featured tours. Mitchell Thomashow, Author, "The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus" and President Emeritus, Unity College will proivde a key note at the close of the conference on 10 April. LOW COST for STUDENTS.
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UMASS Amherst

Farm to Institution Summit
April 9, 2015
Are you an advocate, educator, food service rep, institutional chef, farmer, fisherman, processor, distributor, aggregator, student, sustainability coordinator, clinician or policymaker? This conference is just for you! The Farm to Institution Summit will bring together leaders from the Northeast who are working to get more local and regional food into schools, colleges, health care and other institutions. Please join us -- along with hundreds of other farm to institution advocates -- for three exciting days of learning, connecting, sharing and exploring! The program will be chock full of engaging sessions, inspiring speakers, exciting tours, fun social events and more! Registration is now open. Early bird rates are available until March 2nd.
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UMASS Amherst

Protecting Cultural Landscapes in the Era of Climate Change
April 9, 2015
Melnick is Professor of Landscape of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon, and Senior Cultural Resource Specialist with MIG, Inc, in Berkeley and Portland. He is co-editor of Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America (2000) and has published widely on theoretical and practical issues relating to cultural and historic landscapes. His written works and professional projects have received numerous national awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is currently working on thorny issues around climate change and how we understand and protect cultural landscapes.
School of Management 137, UMass
4:00 pm

The Art of Sustainability
April 9, 2015
April 10, 2015
Jay Mead will discuss the Art of Sustainability, stimulating exploration and creativity as essential approaches for achieving personal and professional goals, for creative problem solving and for better understanding and working with systems. Mead has been creating environmental art for over 30 years. He has worked with Bread and Puppet, Cristo, The PuppeTree and was a core member of Wise Fool Puppet Intervention. His work has ranged from large installations to processions and performances. Aside from the USA, he has had projects in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Brazil. 10-5pm Skinner Green (MHC Community Art Installation)
Cleveland Hall L2 Mount Holyoke College
7:30 pm

Conference: From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom
April 10, 2015
April 11, 2015
April 12, 2015
Hampshire College's Civil Liberties and Public Policy group (CLPP) is holding their annual conference featuring reproductive rights and social justice speakers from across the country. Workshops, panels, plenaries and training are geared towards student and community activists. Conference registration is free for students and sliding-scale registration will be offered for all attendees. Registration opens in January 2015.
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Project Native's 5th annual environmental Film Festival
April 12, 2015
10:00am Family Program (two films in 3D): Deepo: A Fish Story and Watermelon Magic- 43 min.; 10:10am Extreme Realities - 53 min.; 11:30am Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds - 82 min.; 1:20pm Oil & Water - 77 min.; 3:15pm Angel Azul - 72 min.; 5:00pm Cowspiracy - 91 min.; 7:10pm The Human Experiment - 91 min. This festival is free and open to the public and is made possible by funding from the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation and official sponsors: Berkshire Coop Market, GoodWorks Insurance, Kenver Ltd., and Bobbie Hallig.
http://www.projectnative.org/Film_Festival.html

Film screening: The Weight of the Nation
April 15, 2015
Obesity is not only one of the top public health issues facing our country; it's also a threat to our nation's bottom line. Rising obesity rates threaten to drag our economy down through higher health care costs and lower productivity. Currently, 69% of American adults are overweight or obese. Hosted by The Springfield Food Policy Council and the Mason Square Health Task Force Please RSVP to Jbaymon@springfieldpartnersinc.com Or 413.263.6500 x6539
Springfield Central Library 220 State St. in Springfield
5:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Featured Event

Interactive exhibit: Dialogue: A Decade of Smithies on Sustainabilty
April 22, 2015
A collection of 65 works from various disciplines, by students who have sought to address Food, Waste, and Landscapes on campus and in the Pioneer Valley, brought together by Eve Pan, '15. Do underline the books, write on the margins, comment on the back, take our survey & enjoy. Notes from the curator:Over my four years at Smith, I have seen the great work of both my peers and my predecessors, yet the absence of a thorough library and space where these works may be accessed for viewing, reference use, and inspiration. ^ May we graduate knowing we may leave behind our work for the next generation to build upon. Co-sponsored by the Smith College Libraries. Neilson Hillyer Young
Visit the common spaces in Neilson, Hillyer, Young Libraries

Events at Smith

Lecture: Down in the Bottoms: Lowland Names and Landscape Change in the 19th Century American City
April 20, 2015
with Steven Moga, Landscape Studies program, Smith College. This lecture is part of the LSS 100: Landscape, Design, and the Environment series and is free and open to the public.
Weinstein Auditorium
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Girls and Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics:
April 20, 2015
STEMing the Tide and Broadening Participation in STEM Careers with Nilanjana Dasgupta ’92, Professor of Psychology, Director of Faculty Equity and Inclusion,University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Seelye 106
4:30 pm

Events Off Campus

2015 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference
April 16, 2015
The Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conferences connects stakeholders from government, education, business, and nonprofits, and people interested in sustainable development.Come and here what's happening in communities across the commonwealth!
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Devens Common Center, Devens, MA
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Film screening: The Weight of the Nation
April 22, 2015
Obesity is not only one of the top public health issues facing our country; it's also a threat to our nation's bottom line. Rising obesity rates threaten to drag our economy down through higher health care costs and lower productivity. Currently, 69% of American adults are overweight or obese. Hosted by The Springfield Food Policy Council and the Mason Square Health Task Force Please RSVP to Jbaymon@springfieldpartnersinc.com Or 413.263.6500 x6539
Springfield Central Library 220 State St. in Springfield
5:30 pm to 7:45 pm