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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 e-mail accounts, submit it to eDigest.

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April 16-22 April 23-29 April 30- May 6

Featured Event

Earth Week Friday Festival
April 18, 2014
Activities include live local music, a dance and music performance by Celebrations dance company, the Tinydance Project, and the Smiffenpoofs, arts and crafts projects, a campus wide free box, bicycle hay rides, and free food from Hungry Ghost Bread and Maple Valley Creamery.
Chapin Lawn
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

We Put Our Bodies at the Gate: An Intergenerational Conversation
April 21, 2014
on Environmental Activism. Conversations about struggle often end with bewilderment about how to effect changes in our increasingly complex world. Join us for an inter-generational panel discussion to demonstrate vision and inspire hope, featuring 95 year old Frances Crowe from the "shut It Down" Vermont Yankee Affinity Group featured in the "Bodies at the gate" exhibit in Nolan Arts Lounge; local environmental activists, and others making a difference over time through organized resistance.
Campus Center 103/4
7:00 pm

Events at Smith

Earth Week Tabling and Activities
April 16, 2014
April 17, 2014
April 18, 2014
Come to the Chapin Lawn everyday during lunch for tabling and activities. Each day focuses around a theme, and there will be activities and information. Rain location for activities is inside the Campus Center TV lounge.
Chapin Lawn
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Hydroponics Workshop
April 16, 2014
Engineers for a Sustainable World lead a hydroponics workshop as part of Earth Week.
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Film Screening: Earth Days
April 16, 2014
The final film in the EARTH'S TURN series planned as a lead up to Earth Day. A discussion after the film will be led by the Smith College Sustainability Reps. Sponsored by CEEDS, Sustainability Reps, Green Team, Divest Smith College, SGA Sustainability Committee, Climate Action Now, 350 MA, Office of Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Science and Policy Program, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, with support from the SGA.
Seelye 106
6:30 pm

Lecture with Elise Keaton from The Keeper of the Mountains Foundation
April 17, 2014
Learn about mountaintop removal coal mining from Donna Branham, Keeper of the Mountains activist and Appalachian native. Hear the perspective of a frontline community member and learn about how people are fighting back against the destruction and social injustice caused by fossil fuel companies. Event Co-Sponsored by Smith College Green Team and Divest Smith College as a part of Smith Earth Week.
Campus Center 103/104
4:00 pm

An Activist Evening with Tanya Fields
April 17, 2014
Join us for an night of conversation, deliberation, and explanation! Ms. Fields will talk about her experience as a urban-based black woman activist, as well as her current initiatives to bring food justice and economic independence to her community. Free & Open to the Public! Tanya Fields ts a food justice activist, educator. urban farmer. food blogger. and the founder and executive director of the BLKProjek. This Bronx-based food justice and health organization serves underserved woman of color by creating women-led economic development opportunities and is committed to urban farming and the elimination of food deserts. Sponsored by The Smith Association of Class Activists.
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
7:00 pm

Open Mic at the MacLeish Field Station
April 17, 2014
Celebrating the intersections of science, activism, and performance. Bring your instruments, art, poetry, and science! Refreshments will be provided. The Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station is a 240-acre patchwork of forest and farmland located in West Whately, MA that provides opportunities for faculty and students to pursue environmental research, outdoor education, and low-impact recreation. The open mic will be a chance to explore the station and its environmental classroom. Meet at Chapin loading dock at 6:40pm, email edixon@smith.edu to reserve a space in a van.
Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Film: "Meat the Truth"
April 17, 2014
Animal Advocates are showing the film "Meat the Truth" as part of Earth Week.
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
7:30 pm

Apple Tree Training Workshop-- Field Station Friday
April 18, 2014
Celebrate Earth Week at the MacLeish Field Station by learning about training apple trees at our fruit orchard! Renowned artist and sculptor Dan Ladd will be leading a workshop on tree training techniques and we will be doing some hands-on work in the orchard to train our young apples trees. Refreshments will be provided. A van will leave from Chapin at 1:00 p.m and return to Smith by 4:00 p.m. Sign up at http://doodle.com/reymequqvbn4ehmn to reserve a spot in the van.
Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Webinar: The Role of Carbon Pricing and Other Approaches to Address Climate Change
April 18, 2014
In recent years, many climate experts have argued that the vast majority of fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground if we are to avoid passing critical climatic thresholds, and that the most effective way to achieve this by pricing carbon through a "fee-and-dividend" strategy. Under this approach, carbon would be taxed at various points of entry in the national economy, with the fee return direct to consumers in relation to their carbon consumption. The latest issue of The Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, a publication of the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences, includes two essays discussing the judiciousness of a carbon pricing approach vs. prescriptive regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. This event features two of the contributors to these essays.
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
2:00 pm

Outing Club Sunset Hike
April 18, 2014
Join the outing club by the boathouse for a hike at sunset.
The Boathouse
6:30 pm

S'mores at the Athletic Field fire pit
April 18, 2014
Chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmellows! Enjoy the first S'mores of the season at the end of Earth Week.
Athletic Field Fire Pit
8:30 pm

We Put Our Bodies at the Gate: Environmental Activism
April 19, 2014
and Nuclear Power An exhibit documenting both the history and calling attention to the urgency of issues related to the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vermont. Including a visual account of the civil disobedience campaign of the "Shut It Down" affinity group; displayed along with information and a call to action.
Nolan Arts Lounge, Campus Center
9:00 am

Catch Chestnut Fever!
April 19, 2014
Come help restore the American Chestnut at the MacLeish Field Station! One hundred years ago one out of every four trees in the eastern forests was an American Chestnut. The introduction of a fungal blight from Asia in the early 1900's drove the American Chestnut to extinction, completely transforming the eastern forests. The Center for the Environment is part of a national effort lead by the American Chestnut Foundation to restore the American Chestnuts to the eastern forests. A seed orchard is being established at the MacLeish Field Station to produce blight resistant nuts. Join us and be prepared to get dirty! We will meet on Saturday at 1:00 pm next to Chapin loading dock to drive up to MacLeish and should be back on campus by 4:30 or 5 pm. Want to join us? RSVP to Paul Wetzel (pwetzel@smith.edu). Why RSVP? So that there is enough van space, tools for planting and food to keep up your energy!
Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station
1:00 pm

LSS 100: Landscape, Design, and the Environment lecture
April 21, 2014
Julian Agyeman , Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University: Just Sustainabilities: Re-imagining e/quality, living within limits
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

ENV 312 Capstone presentations
April 22, 2014
Join us to hear about semester projects from seniors in the ES&P capstone course. Titles TBA. Lunch provided.
Neilson Library Browsing Room
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Conference: Sustainability: Systems and Solutions
April 17, 2014
For more information and to register for this April 17th event, visit the web site listed below.
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UMASS Lowell Conference Center

Herbfest 2014
April 22, 2014
Join us to enjoy demonstrations and presentations on a wide variety topics related to the history, culture, traditional and modern uses of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants. Admission is Free.
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UMass Amherst, Student Union Ballroom
11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Events at Smith

LSS 100: Landscape, Design, and the Environment lecture
April 28, 2014
Logan Werschky, Smith 04 Special Advisor to NYC’s Chief Analytics Officer, Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics: Pioneers in Civic Data: Breaking into the Open(Data) and other lessons on approaching a new frontier
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

ENV 312 Capstone presentations
April 29, 2014
Join us to hear about semester projects from seniors in the ES&P capstone course. Titles TBA. Lunch provided.
Neilson Library Browsing Room
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Panel: Climate change and Human Survival-- Implications of the Report of the Intergovernmental Panel
April 23, 2014
on Climate Change (IGCC)on the Social Impacts of Climate Change With: President Jonathan Lash, Hampshire College; Prof. Betsy Hartmann, Hampshire College; Prof. Michael Klare, Five College Peace & World Security Studies. Free and Open to the Public
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, Hampshire College
7:30 pm

Conference- Designing for Success: Ecological Restoration in Times of Change
April 25, 2014
April 26, 2014
At this conference, we will discuss many aspects of ecological restoration in times of change, with the general theme of designing for success, including a broad range of ecological restoration projects from small isolated sites to broad regional landscapes. TOPICS • Coastal restoration & management • Human ecology & ecosystem services • River restoration • Freshwater wetland restoration • Native, invasive, and rare plants • Field trips to a restoration sites with prescribed burning, dam removal, and riverbank stabilization • and more!
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Hampshire College

Designing for Success: Ecological Restoration in Times of Change
April 26, 2014
A conference is co-sponsored by the Society for Ecological Restoration – New England Chapter and the Conway School Master of Science Program in Ecological Design. Professionals and students interested in the opportunities and challenges of modern-day restoration work should plan to attend. The conference includes a design charrette that should be very of particular interest to students.
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Hampshire College, more details TBD

Mill River Walk
April 26, 2014
Join us! This month we'll be exploring River’s End: Spring Paddle in the Floodplain Forest, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. 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!

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