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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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March 11-17

March 18-24

Featured Event

Portfolio Workshop
March 8, 2013
12 to 1p.m., an introduction to portfolio design (pizza included); 1 to 2p.m., a discussion about applying to graduate programs and internships pertaining to design of the built environment; 2 to 3p.m., an introduction to software and photography relating to portfolio design; 3 to 4p.m., the afternoon will conclude with the opportunity for students to have their own portfolios and work sample pages in-progress individually critiqued. Discussion will be led by Stephanie Brown, architecture course instructor at the University of Massachusetts and Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges. All students are invited to attend any or all of the sessions. The lunch session will include pizza, courtesy of the Department of Art.
Architecture Studio, Hillyer 106
12:00 pm

Field Station Friday!
March 8, 2013
Join us on one of our regular trips to Smith's Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station! Hike the trails, relax outside, or explore the newly opened environmental building. Space is limited. The van leaves from the annex road between Chapin House and the Campus Center at 12:30 p.m. Friday and returns from the MacLeish Field Station to Smith College at 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.- depending on the day's participants. Sign up using the link below!
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MacLeish Field Station
12:30 pm

Events at Smith

The Necessity for a Well-Designed Public Space
March 4, 2013
lecture by Lynden Miller, Public Garden Designer, New York, NY. This talk is part of the 2013 spring LSS 100 lecture series.
Wright Hall, Weinstein Auditorium
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Senior Architecture Exhibition
March 4, 2013
March 5, 2013
March 6, 2013
March 7, 2013
Come enjoy the exhibition and then join us for a reception at 7:00 p.m. on March 7th. The exhibit includes work by students in the architecture and landscape studies programs.
Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer
7:00 pm

SEA Semester Visit to Smith
March 5, 2013
Elizabeth Dorr, Admissions Counselor for SEA Semester, will be in the Campus Center promoting the program. Sea Education Association in an undergraduate ocean education program that allows student to live at sea while conducting research.
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Campus Center
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Green Team meeting!
March 5, 2013
Green Team is Smith's student-led coalition dedicated to fostering sustainability at Smith. Green Team meets every other Tuesday in CEEDS, which is on the garden-level of Wright Hall. Bring your lunch and join us! All members of the Smith Community are welcome.
Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability
12:00 pm

Green team- Fossil Fuel Divestment Committee meeting
March 5, 2013
Can't make it to our lunchtime Green team meetings but want to make a difference in the future of our planet? One way we are working to fight climate change is by trying to get Smith to divest its endowment investments from the fossil fuel industry. We'd love your help! All welcome.
Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability
6:30 pm

Earth Week Planning Meeting
March 7, 2013
Are you in an org/club that wants to host an event during Earth Week? Are you a student interested in teaching your peers about something green? Are you good at organizing events and want to have fun? Then come to the Earth Week planning meeting.
CEEDS, Wright Hall
7:00 pm

Star Gazing
March 8, 2013
The astronomy department is holding an open house on Thursday, March 28, 8:30-9:30 p.m. View stars, galaxies, and planets through the telescopes at the observatory on the McConnell Hall roof. All are welcome. Dress warmly. Contact Meg Thacher (mthacher@smith.edu, x3935) with any questions or special needs.
McConnel Roof Observatory
8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Community Garden Workshop
March 10, 2013
The Smith Community Garden is holding its first workshop of the semester. Come help prepare the garden for the Spring and learn more about how you can help reap the Spring harvest.
at the Smith Community Garden, between Lamont and Northrup Houses
1:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Film Screening: Fish Meat: Choose Your Farm Wisely
March 6, 2013
Andy Danylchuk, Assistant Professor of Fish Conservation at UMASS, will introduce the film and answer questions about the ecological issues surrounding fish farming.
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Mount Holyoke College, Kendade 305
7:00 pm

Lecture: Corporate Polluters vs Planet Earth: Activism in an Age of Ecological Collapse
March 6, 2013
with Kert Davies, Research Director of GreenPeace. Davies is a Kert Davies is a graduate of Hampshire College and a relentless investigator of corporate environmental malfeasance. He was one of GreenPeace's front-line responders to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and has been active in efforts to block oil drilling in the Arctic.
Hampshire College Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall
7:00 pm

Northampton Winter Farmer's Market
March 9, 2013
Local music, food, and your community.
Basement of Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main Street
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Events at Smith

Mail Order Main Street and the Making of Small Town America
March 11, 2013
LSS 100 Annual Lecture in Honor of John Burke-Emeritus Biological Sciences Presents: Kirin Makker, Assistant Professor, Architectural Sciences, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY. This talk is part of the 2013 spring LSS 100 lecture series.
Wright Hall, Weinstein Auditorium
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Green team- Fossil Fuel Divestment Committee meeting
March 12, 2013
Can't make it to our lunchtime Green team meetings but want to make a difference in the future of our planet? One way we are working to fight climate change is by trying to get Smith to divest its endowment investments from the fossil fuel industry. We'd love your help! All welcome.
Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability
6:30 pm

Earth Week Planning Meeting
March 14, 2013
Are you in an org/club that wants to host an event during Earth Week? Are you a student interested in teaching your peers about something green? Are you good at organizing events and want to have fun? Then come to the Earth Week planning meeting.
CEEDS, Wright Hall
7:00 pm

The Botanic Garden of Smith College Spring Bulb Show
March 17, 2013
A spectacular array of crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, and tulips provide an early glimpse of spring. View the magic of 5000+ bulbs blooming simultaneously in the Lyman Conservatory!
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Lyman Conservatory
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Walkable Town Centers Workshop
March 22, 2013
Please join us to learn how we can transform Hampshire County village and city areas for greater walkability. Presenters will include Wendy Landman, WalkBoston; Jason Schrieber, Nelson/Nygaard; Steve Cecil, The Cecil Group. Workshop is free, but registration is required. To RSVP email scairn@collaborative.org
97 Hawley Street, Northampton
9:15 am to 12:30 pm