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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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Featured Event

Climate Change, Conflict, and Migration: The Intersection
February 12, 2016
Don't miss this third "intersections" lecture organized by Divest Smith College. Christian Parenti, professor at New York University, contributing editor to The Nation and author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, will speak about how climate change intensifies conflicts, resource scarcity and the refugee crises. Part of the Climate Cafe series held each Friday. Refreshment provided.
Neilson Library Browsing Room
4:15 pm

Events at Smith

The 'Feel Good Monday' Lunch: What is the Relationship Between Social Justice and Righteous Anger?
February 8, 2016
Join Matilda Cantwell, Smith College Interfaith Fellow, for a conversation about the relationship between social justice work and righteous anger, and about the possibility of letting go and hanging on at the same time. This workshop is part of the series, "The Feel Good Monday Lunch." We'll begin and end each session with a very short exercise in contemplative practice. This series is co-sponsored by the Wurtele Center for Work & Life, Wellness Education, and Religious & Spiritual Life. Lunch and grab & go materials are provided.
Campus Center 204
12:15 pm

A Legal Stroll Through the Rugged Climate Change Landscape
February 8, 2016
a talk by Janet Milne, Director of Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Vermont Law. Part of the LSS 100 spring lecture series. All welcome.
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Stargazing and Astronomy Open House
February 12, 2016
Come see stars, planets, galaxies, and a region of active star formation. All are welcome - please dress very warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg (mthacher at smith.edu).
McConnell Hall Roof
8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Featured Event

Climate Cafe
February 19, 2016
Have questions about climate change generally, as it relates to a class you're taking, a lecture you've heard, or a current issue in the news? Join us for an informal conversation and a chance to talk about what is on your mind, ask questions and make connections. Refreshments provided.
CEEDS Wright Hall 005
4:15 pm

Events Off Campus

The Science Behind Climate Change
The Science Behind Climate Change
Join the Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association to learn how Climate Change happens and how it will affect the World around us. The lecture will be presented by David S. Jones, Assistant Professor of Geology, Amherst College.
Stirn Auditorium, Amherst College
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Featured Event

Climate Cafe
February 26, 2016
Have questions about climate change generally, as it relates to a class you're taking, a lecture you've heard, or a current issue in the news? Join us for an informal conversation and a chance to talk about what is on your mind, ask questions and make connections. Refreshments provided.
CEEDS Wright Hall 005
4:15 pm

Events at Smith

Wednesday Webinar: Public Health Impacts of the CPP
February 24, 2016
The first in the series of webinars hosted by Bard College's Center for Environmental Policy that focuses on the Clean Power Plan. Join us for lunch to hear Kathy Fallon Lambert, the Science & Policy program director at Harvard Forest, Harvard University, speak out about the Clean Power Plan and how it affects public health. Bring your own lunch, chips and drinks provided. Sponsored by CEEDS.
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Bad Science Movie Series: San Andreas
February 26, 2016
Join us as we critique, mock and rationalize some of our favorite bad science disaster movies! Tonight's rocking movie will be hosted by Jack Loveless. There will be snacks, drinks and great company, so stop by the Cave and join the fun!
Burton 109
7:30 pm

Events Off Campus

Non-Violent Direct Action Training
February 27, 2016
Join the local climate justice movement in defeating the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy direct Pipeline. Learn more about the pipeline at nofrackedgasinmass.org. For more information and to reserve a spot, email climateactionnowmass@gmail.com
Amherst Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse 121 N Pleasant Street
12:00 am to 12:00 am

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