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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 31- Nov 6

November 7-13

November 14-20

Featured Event

Changing the Way We Eat
November 6, 2012
The Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS) screens, "Changing the Way We Eat" a TED talks series sponsored by the Glynwood Institute. Streaming every first Tuesday of the month over the lunch hour. Tuesday November 6th featuring talks by: Urvashi Rangan, Senior Scientist and Director GreenerChoices.org at Consumers Union, “From Fables to Labels” Fred Kirschenmann, Leopold Center Distinguished Fellow, “Soil: From Dirt to Lifeline” Michelle Hughes, “Local Food, Immigrant Farmers”
CEEDS, Wright Hall, garden-level
12:00 pm

Students present: Summer internships with NOAA,
November 6, 2012
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Come hear from three students who participated in 10-week paid internships this summer, each at a different location in the U.S. This internship program, which offers different opportunities each year to Smith students, is run by the Environmental Science and Policy program.
Bass Hall 102
12:00 pm

Events at Smith

Field Station Friday!
November 2, 2012
Join us on one of our regular trips to Smith's Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station! Go on a hike, relax outside, or explore the newly opened environmental building. Space is limited. Sign up for a ride to and from the Field Station on our web link below. Vans leave from the annex road between Chapin House and the Campus Center every Friday. Van from Smith College to MacLeish Field Station: 12:30pm and 3:00pm. Van From MacLeish Field Station to Smith College: 2:30pm and 5:00pm.
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Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station

5 College Energy Series: Panel on Oil
November 3, 2012
Debate: in the future, can the United States rely on oil as a source of energy? Panelists: Michael Klare, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, based at Hampshire College and author of, "The Race for What's Left." Michael Lynch, President of Strategic Engery & Economic Research in Amherst, MA. For more information, contact either of the co-presidents of the Series: Theresa Helke (thelke@smith.edu) or Noga Heyman (nh10@hampshire.edu).
Campus Center, Carroll Room
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Events Off Campus

Ervin Zube Lecture Series: Lessons
November 1, 2012
Ervin Zube Lecture Series presents ‘Lessons’ with Michael Boucher. Light refreshments will be served.
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UMASS Procopio Room, 105 Hills North
4:00 pm

New York Trip
November 3, 2012
This day trip is led by Jack Ahearn, Ph.D, FASLA, Vice Provost for International Programs and Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Visit places such as High Line Park, Central Park, The Brooklyn Bridge... and more! ANYONE CAN GO! We leave PROMPTLY at 6 am and return around 11 pm. ASLA members $50; Non-members $60 See Terry in the LARP Main Office: Hills North 109 UMASS or phone: 545-2255
Departs from Umass LARP Main Office: Hills North 109
6:00 am to 11:00 pm

The 21st Century Peasant: The Case of the Catalan Pyrenees
November 5, 2012
THE UMASS-AMHERST DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY PRESENTS The 2012 Distinguished Lecture in the Anthropology of Europe, "The 21st Century Peasant: The Case of the Catalan Pyrenees" by Professor Ismael Vaccaro (McGill University.) Following economic and demographic decline, many European peripheral rural communities have moved from agro-ranching economies to integration in the leisure economy. In many cases, this has changed depopulation and economic collapse into beautification and gentrification articulated through ski resorts, conservation policies, museums, street fairs, or organic foods. Prof. Vaccaro examines the Catalan Pyrenees’ transformation during the last 200 years, with implications for culture, heritage, and political economy in Spain and beyond. Prof. Vaccaro is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Sciences at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. His research on rural political ecology spans the globe, from Spain to Oaxaca, Mexico and the Solomon Islands. Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology’s European Field Studies program and the Cultural Heritage in European Societies and Spaces (CHESS) program (NSF OISE-0968575) For more information, please contact .
UMASS Campus Center 1001
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Featured Event

Register Now! J-Term Workshop in Environmental Leadership
November 7, 2012
Are you around for J-Term and interested in environmental sustainability? This week long workshop running from January 13th - 18th is intended to inform interested students about the ways people from all walks of life are endeavoring to make a difference. The workshop will feature graduates from Smith, Amherst, Mt. Holyoke, and Hampshire who are working as lawyers, in business, in federal agencies, and as advocates for environmentally sound policies. In addition to sessions with leaders, the workshop will feature three sessions devoted to developing practical skills necessary for effective environmental advocacy, one or more field trips, and sessions devoted to role playing in order to deepen understanding of conflicts over environmental policies and ways conflicts can be resolved. Register here: http://www.smith.edu/interterm/
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Amherst College
9:00 am

Smith Community Garden Work Party!
November 11, 2012
Come join the fun! Help us put the garden to bed for the winter. Bring gloves and clippers if you have them. No experience necessary!
At the garden off of Prospect Street (between Northrup and Lamont)
2:00 pm

Events at Smith

Field Station Friday!
November 9, 2012
Join us on one of our regular trips to Smith's Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station! Go on a hike, relax outside, or explore the newly opened environmental building. Space is limited. Sign up for a ride to and from the Field Station on our web link below. Vans leave from the annex road between Chapin House and the Campus Center every Friday. Van from Smith College to MacLeish Field Station: 12:30pm and 3:00pm. Van From MacLeish Field Station to Smith College: 2:30pm and 5:00pm.
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Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station

Green Team Meeting
November 13, 2012
Interested in getting involved in environmental initiatives here at Smith? Join with other students, faculty, and staff to make a difference! Each year the Green Team chooses the initiatives they want to focus on. Come get involved.
CEEDS - Wright Hall
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Conference: From the Outside In: Sustainable Futures for Global Cities and Suburbs
November 8, 2012
November 9, 2012
November 10, 2012
This three-day conference will focus on sustainable futures in global city-regions. We seek an interdisciplinary discussion about sustainability that bridges the environmental, economic, and social spheres within complex urban regions.
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Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Multidisciplinary Practice-The Ups and Downs of Practicing at Larger Consulting Firms v. Design Fims
November 8, 2012
A ‘Multidisciplinary Practice - The Ups and Downs (More Ups than Downs) of Practicing Within a Larger Consulting Firm Versus a Design Firm’ lecture with Chery Ruane of Spurr/Weston Sampson’s Design Studio, Boston, Massachusetts. Light refreshments will be served. This is part of the Ervin Zube lecture series.
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UMASS Procopio Room, 105 Hills North
4:00 pm

What does Environmental Protection Protect?
November 8, 2012
A lecture by Mark Sagoff of George Mason University. This event is part of the series "Climate, Nature and the Frontiers of Ethics" funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science and sponsored by The Department of Philosophy at Amherst College.
Paino Lecture Hall, Benkeski Building, Amherst Collegetural History
4:30 pm

Featured Event

Students present: Summer internships with NOAA,
November 14, 2012
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Come hear from three students who participated in 10-week paid internships this summer, each at a different location in the U.S. This internship program, which offers different opportunities to Smith students each year, is run by the Environmental Science and Policy program.
Bass Hall 102
12:00 pm

ENV100 Lecture Series: Mary Wagner
November 19, 2012
Join us for the final speaker of the ENV100 Lecture Series. Mary Wagner, Associate Chief of the US Forest Service, US Department of Agriculture, will be speaking on her professional experiences. This lecture is open to all those interested.
McConnell 103
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Events at Smith

Lightbulb Sale
November 15, 2012
In an effort to help our employees, students and their families save money and energy at home, as well as helping to protect our planet’s environment, Smith's Office of Environmental Sustainability is hosting a Lighting Fair! Stop by and purchase a variety of high quality energy-efficient lighting products at deep discounts from an ENERGY STAR ® certified vendor. The lighting fair is part of the Mass Save® Program, and is sponsored by National Grid. Lighting Fairs offer education about the features and benefits of ENERGY STAR lighting, as well as great prices on energy saving products that help lower the cost of ratepayers' energy bills, and reduce our nation's carbon footprint. The Mass Save Program, which all residents contribute to through their energy bills, enables us to offer these products at special prices for you to purchase and use at home. It's a win-win for everyone to "Go Green". Attached you will find a Lighting Fair product flyer with the items and prices that will be available for purchase at the event. We especially would like you to take notice of the great “Mass Saver Combo Special” that includes 12 CFLs, 1 floor lamp (bulbs included) and 2 LED sensor night lights, all for $10! The regular retail price is $120! In preparation for the lighting fair, be sure to do an inventory of the lights you need to replace in your home. Methods of payment will be cash or check only (NO CREDIT CARDS); sales tax will be applicable. For more information about Mass Save, visit masssave.com/lighting. For more information about ENERGY STAR lighting, visit energystar.gov.
Campus Center Lower Level
11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Liquid Assets
November 15, 2012
Please join us for a screening of the documentary "Liquid Assets" - followed by a facilitated panel about water infrastructure in Northampton and the surrounding region. Panelists include Catherine Skiba, MA Department of Environmental Protection; Todd Brown, Tighe and Bond Consulting Engineers; and Terry Culhane, Chair, Northampton Board of Public Works. A reception will follow the event. Watch the film trailer here: http://liquidassets.psu.edu/index.html. This event is free and open to all. Sponsored by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers- Western MA Branch, and Smith's Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS) and Picker Engineering Program.
Weinstein Auditorium
6:45 pm

Field Station Friday!
November 16, 2012
Join us on one of our regular trips to Smith's Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station! Go on a hike, relax outside, or explore the newly opened environmental building. Space is limited. Sign up for a ride to and from the Field Station on our web link below. Vans leave from the annex road between Chapin House and the Campus Center every Friday. Van from Smith College to MacLeish Field Station: 12:30pm and 3:00pm. Van From MacLeish Field Station to Smith College: 2:30pm and 5:00pm.
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Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station

Events Off Campus

Talk by Panagioti of Earth First!
November 14, 2012
For more information about Earth First! visit the website link below.
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Cafe Evolution, Florence, MA
7:30 pm

Lecture: Landslides
November 15, 2012
A ‘Landslides’ lecture with Alex McLain. Light refreshments will be served. This is part of the Ervin Zube lecture series.
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UMASS Procopio Room, 105 Hills North
4:00 pm