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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 30- Nov 5

November 6-12

November 13-19

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. 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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CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
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

Community Garden Winterizing/Mulching Day
November 1, 2014
This is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy this fall weather with other Smithies before we hunker down for the winter!
Community garden, between Lamont and Northrop-Gillett
1:00 pm to 4:00 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

Engineers for a Sustainable World workshops
November 2, 2014
Join ESW students to make solar charging stations, bike powered smoothie makers, personal solar chargers, and hydroponics set ups! IMPORTANT: While we welcome engineering expertise, majoring in engineering is not required to participate.RSVP by emailing eswsmith@smith.edu
Ford Hall basement (playground)
3:00 pm to 4:00 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...
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
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

Engineers for a Sustainable World workshops
November 9, 2014
Join ESW students to make solar charging stations, bike powered smoothie makers, personal solar chargers, and hydroponics set ups! IMPORTANT: While we welcome engineering expertise, majoring in engineering is not required to participate.RSVP by emailing eswsmith@smith.edu
Ford Hall basement (playground)
3:00 pm to 4:00 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
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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.
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CC 204
7:00 pm

STEM Graduate School Application Workshop Series Part 3: Writing a Personal Statement
November 12, 2014
and other application materials. This 4-part workshop series will address issues pertinent to graduate school applications in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Short presentations by faculty members will be paired with discussions and hands-on workshops (bring your laptop and relevant documents in progress!) where you can work on specific parts of your application and get immediate feedback and advice. It is designed especially for senior students currently applying for grad school, but any students interested in learning more about the process are welcome to attend.
McConnell 404
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Events at Smith

Lecture: Climate Justice and Indigenous Peoples: Moral, Cultural and Environmental Issues
November 13, 2014
with Kyle Whyte, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Michigan State University. Sponsored by the philosophy department and CEEDS.
Dewey Common Room
5:00 pm

Green Team meeting!
November 13, 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...
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
7:30 pm

Engineers for a Sustainable World workshops
November 16, 2014
Join ESW students to make solar charging stations, bike powered smoothie makers, personal solar chargers, and hydroponics set ups! IMPORTANT: While we welcome engineering expertise, majoring in engineering is not required to participate.RSVP by emailing eswsmith@smith.edu
Ford Hall basement (playground)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Meeting: Animal Advocates of Smith College
November 17, 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 17, 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

Info Session: Peruvian High Amazon Summer Learning Internships.
November 18, 2014
Frédérique Apffel-Marglin, Smith College Emerita Professor of anthropology, is offering unpaid internship opportunities at her non-profit organization, the Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration (SCBR), in the Peruvian High Amazon focusing on cultural-ecological approaches to recreating fertile pre-Columbian Amazonian soil to arrest deforestation and mitigate climate change.
Smith College Lazarus Career Center
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

Events Off Campus

2nd annual dance party: Lettuce Turnip the Beet!
November 15, 2014
Grow Food Northampton is throwing a party to raise funds for GFN's Food Access Program*. We'll be spinning danceable tunes of all genres, and selling beer and popcorn grown right on our Farm! Mark your calendar! Tickets $15 pp/$25 couple on sale at the link below. *This year GFN spent $18,000 providing 60 subsidized farmshares and 30 garden plots to low-income and senior neighbors, and donating thousands of pounds of produce to a local soup kitchen and the Northampton Survival Center. Please help us raise money to expand our program next year.
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Williamsburg Grange Hall
8:00 pm

2014 Pioneer Valley Transition Towns Film Festival
November 17, 2014
Join us for the annual event that showcases 10 films by Greater Pioneer Valley region filmmakers on ways communities are working toward sustainable living. The Film Festival is co-sponsored by Transition Towns: Northfield-MA, Amherst, Northampton, Wendell, Greenfield, Pelham and the Pioneer Valley Institute. This program is supported in part by grants from the Pelham, Athol, Northfield and Wendell Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The Festival is also partnered with 10 area Community Media Centers.
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Greenfield Community College's Cohn Commons
7:00 pm