Home
About the Center
Macleish Field Station
Mill River Projects
Student Opportunities
Navigating the Curriculum
Faculty Resources
Partnerships
Calendar
Field Guide
Facebook Our Blog Twitter
Calendar

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.

View Last Week View Next Week

November 7-13

November 14-20

November 21-27

Featured Event

Info Session; Selva International - Amazon X: Conservation, Health, Education:
November 7, 2013
Real Life, Real Solutions. Join us for lunch to learn more about this exciting 8 summer week experience in Bolivia during which you will live and work side by side with indigenous people, to help build healthier, more sustainable communities. This is the real deal. Science applied to real life. Do you have what it takes?
More...
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
12:00 pm

Field Station Friday!
November 8, 2013
Update: We will have room for 11, not just 6 today, so if the sign up looks full, stop by anyway to see if we have space! 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!
More...
Annex Road by Chapin House
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Events at Smith

Fall Mum Show
November 7, 2013
November 8, 2013
Each fall as colors fade outdoors, a riot of color erupts indoors in the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden of Smith College. While not as widely known as the Spring Bulb Show, this autumnal display is even more spectacular, with vibrant over sized blooms reaching 8 inches across, floral walls of color, and chrysanthemums overflowing the greenhouses.
Lyman Plant House
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lecture: Metaphors for Sustainability
November 7, 2013
with Brendon Larson, Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Undergraduate Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario. The lecture will explore if the metaphors used in environmental science help us along the path of sustainability. Prof. Larson will draw on examples from current environmental science to examine both the role of metaphors in scientific thought and their function at the interface between science and society.
Seelye 106
5:00 pm

Salary negotiation
November 7, 2013
Sponsored by the Lazarus Center for Career Development.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Lecture: How the Bad Food at a School Trade Show Changed My Life
November 11, 2013
Join us for the ninth speaker in the ENV100: Notes from the Field Lecture Series with speaker Kelly Erwin. Ms. Erwin is the director of the Massachusetts Farm to School Project. This event is free and open to the public.
McConnell 103
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Terraforming Planet Earth
November 12, 2013
Cold War optics, development of our current planetary vision, and the unintended consequences of human industry on planet earth. Free. Open to all 5 College students.
Mount Holyoke College, Kendade 305
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Student Summer Research Symposium
November 13, 2013
Hear from five students as they present about their summer resarch funded by FCCMS and Smith's Environmental Science and Policy Program.
UMASS, Morrill II, 222
7:00 pm

Events at Smith

Meeting: Engineers for a Sustainable World
November 14, 2013
Passionate about sustainability? Interested in working on innovative projects? Engineers for a Sustainable World invites you to our Think Tank meetings for informal discussion and brainstorming. Meet the board, participate in insightful conversation with your fellow peers, learn about upcoming ESW events and projects, and engage in real sustainable change. All you need to bring is an open mind and your own lunch. All majors welcome!
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lecture: Plastic in Our Oceans: How Bad is it?
November 18, 2013
Join us for the final speaker in the ENV100: Notes from the Field Lecture Series with speaker Erik Zettler. Mr Zettler is a professor of Oceanography and the associate dean for institutional relations and research at the Sea Education Association. Free and open to the public.
McConnell 103
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Climate Justice Evening
November 19, 2013
An opportunity to share your relationship to the environment, whatever your connection is: farming, the effects of natural disasters, sustainability, climate change, or something else. Listen to the stories of other members of the Smith and Pioneer Valley communities. This event is open to the public and free. Refreshments will be provided.
Campus Center TV lounge
7:00 pm

Smith Food Recovery Network interest meeting
November 19, 2013
Fight Waste. Feed People. Put our food to use. Interesting in working to help cut down food waste on the Smith campus? Join the movement. Come to the Smith Food Recovery Network interest meeting.
CCC, Wright Hall, Basement.
7:00 pm

Time management and study strategies
November 20, 2013
Sponsored by the Jacbosen Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning. Ne registration required. Brign a grab-n-go lunch. Treats provided.
Jacobsen Center, Seelye 307
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Film screening: Gasland II
November 14, 2013
Fracking -- the controversial method of gas drilling -- has polluted drinking water and made families sick across the country. Gas deposits were recently identified in the Pioneer Valley, which means that fracking could come to our region. Gasland 2, the new documentary from Josh Fox, shows the damage that fracking has done to communities across the country, and describes how powerful oil and gas corporations have used their political muscle to evade environmental and public health regulations. After the movie, we'll discuss what we can do to keep fracking out of Western Massachusetts. With fracking exempt from so many of the nation's key environmental laws, it's up to us to make sure that our communities are protected. Sponsored by Environment Massachusetts and the Amherst College Environmental Studies Department
Amherst College, Stirn Auditorium
6:00 pm

Why Aren't More Women in Science?
November 19, 2013
We will examine the differences among the sciences and the assumptions people often make to answer this broad and complex question. Does society actively or passively discourage women from pursuing careers in science? Can bias and discrimination explain the difference? Are there biological differences in ability, personality, or career preferences? Anecdotal explanations abound, but I will present some of the more compelling evidence that supports or refutes the various arguments you have likely heard, and discuss what we do at Mount Holyoke to encourage the participation of women in the physical sciences.
UMass, Hasbrouck 138
4:00 pm

Info Session: Bard College Center for Environmental Policy
November 21, 2013
MAKE AN IMPACT WITH A CAREER IN SUSTAINABILITY Join Molly Williams, a fellow Smithie and the Assistant Director of Admission at Bard, to learn more about Bard's Graduate Programs in Sustainability! They offer Master of Science degrees in environmental policy and in climate science and policy AND an MBA in sustainability.
More...
CEEDS, Wright 005
12:00 pm

Events at Smith

Global Salon at CEEDS
November 21, 2013
Finding a Safe Place to Squat: Inadequate Sanitation Infrastructure as a Major Engineering, Social, and Health Problem for Children in Developing Countries with special guest Clair Null ('01).
More...
CEEDS- Wright Hall 005
4:00 pm

Teaching Circle: Sustainable Food
November 22, 2013
Join students, faculty, and staff in an informal discussion about articles, events, and ideas related to sustainable food. Lunch provided. Contact Joanne Benkley (jbenkley at smith.edu) for the reading material and to RSVP for lunch.
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
12:00 pm

Food for Thought: Expanding Northampton Local Food
November 22, 2013
ENX 301 students will give a presentation of their final capstone project: synthesizing four surveys of Northampton's food system, which were conducted under the direction of Keep Farming Northampton. Consumers, restaurants, institutions, and farmers were surveyed in an effort to determine the specific barriers faced by each of these groups. Students will present their analysis of the surveys and make recommendations for increasing the use of local foods within the Northampton area.
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
1:15 pm to 3:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Lecture and book-signing by Alan Weisman, author of "The World Without Us"
November 21, 2013
Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us, traveled to more than 20 countries to ask what experts agreed were probably the most important questions on Earth-and also the hardest: How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing? How robust must the Earth's ecosystem be to assure our continued existence? Can we know which other species are essential to our survival? And, how might we actually arrive at a stable, optimum population, and design an economy to allow genuine prosperity without endless growth? Books will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.
Mount Holyoke College, Hooker Auditorium, Clapp Laboratory
7:00 pm

Divestment Documentary Screening
November 21, 2013
Students & Goliath is a short documentary about fossil fuel divestment and the ongoing student led climate justice movement.
Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather, Amherst College.
7:30 pm